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February 1, 2012
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Date Taken
Feb 1, 2012, 12:06:04 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Some kind of face by kafine Some kind of face by kafine
Another one that I started last summer I decided to finish and get out of the way :)

Acrylic on canvas board.

My hair is kind of a nuts thing to paint.

I'd like feedback on this one if poss
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shlomif Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Great painting. It looks lovely.
kafine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
Ugh, why did I ever think it was a good idea to pluck my eyebrows?
Andlynne Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm not sure if your face was really close to the light source or what kaf but there seems to be an abundance of light cast on your face that immediately drops away past your chin. The fold shadows on your right arm (viewed on left) seem too heavy giving a bit of a choppy feeling whereas the treatment of the fabric shadows on the opposite arm make it much more believable that there's an arm beneath the sleeve. Other than that this is uber! I think you did a splendid job capturing...well...yourself! lol I'm fairly certain I have the same necklace as you in this pic too lol I love the small details like the necklace and the scallops of the shirt only being seen on the right side and fading into a general shape the farther from the eye it is. I think that was executed beautifully. The way you did your hair was really well done, lots of fine details there!

Job well done!
kafine Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for the commets and :iconiloveyouplz:

I did put more time and more blue tones into the face, but I also think I didn't quite correct enough for some shine on the image because on some monitors the face does look a little bleached out. It is not quite that bad IRL.
Andlynne Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i've been away from dA for too long so I'm trying to get back into the flow and comment as much as possible >.<

also, i got tumblr o.O it's solely for scraps/sketches but follow me if u have tumblr too :P

it's true that IRL is usually much greater then a picture of something, cameras tend to flatten things like brush lines, nuances and shiny things ;)
kafine Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   General Artist
what is it, this is mine [link]
Andlynne Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer is mine ^_^
JessicaRowe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The tone and lighting of the skin is really well done and contributes to the sincere mood of the painting. The lighted area of hair down the left side the hair looks a little flat but that could just be a glare on the canvas. Very nice work. I've been doing a lot of self-portraits recently in school and they are challenging. Keep up the good work!
kafine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   General Artist
Thankyou :)
IronLion82 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The hair was don fairly well. However her face appears pallid, the lighting is inconsistent with that of the neckline.

With the neck, the trapezius is fairly prominent while her frame is somewhat petit. The brushwork is solid but I would recommend blending your values, 'softening your edges' as my teacher used to say.
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