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Offline Ben2theEdge

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Mindless follower of trends

on: February 10, 2009, 03:29:22 am
Self portraits seem to be the in-thing at the moment. And I won't lie, Souly's card game inspired this. ;)

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The colors are pretty much bullocks. Reference pic here.. Have at it!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 02:34:10 am by Ben2theEdge »
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Re: Mindless follower of trends

Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 03:35:13 am
Oh come now. You are much more babyfaced in the photo. Your cheeks make diagonal angles, and your eyebrows are thinner and arc up more.

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Re: Mindless follower of trends

Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 04:36:51 am
Very nice Ben. :y:

Dunno about the eyebrows, but your jawline in the picture is not straight, it slopes inward. Still, could be just a matter of style.

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Re: Mindless follower of trends

Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 08:41:59 pm
Cute! c: I think a softer piece would have suited you better, but I guess the haggard argh Ima drinkin me coffee works too...

But overall it won't look like you if you don't add in the soft curves of your eyes and cheeks. Some more balling of the ball of your nose would help too, and rounding of the wings. Try plumping up your hair a bit, it isn't that thin! On that note, it might just be wet because it's longer in this rendition than the picture. (in your eye) In my opinion the noisy shading style isn't what would suit your face best. You have a beautifully roundy face and you should make the most of it.  ;D

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Re: Mindless follower of trends

Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 09:46:49 pm
Very nice.  :)
The expression is priceless, it's like "Yea, It's monday."


Perhaps light AA, on the cheeks to round em out?
And small edit to the ear, it's not even a decent edit so I apologize.

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Re: Mindless follower of trends

Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 02:36:47 am
Thanks for the replies, guys!

@Atnas: Yeah I purposely tried to make it a little unflattering. It seems like with most self portraits people tend to idealize their appearance so I figured I'd go the other way and poke a little fun at myself instead.  :crazy:

Here's a newer version, I tried to take everyone's input into account, especially regarding the hair... wavy curly hair is a pain to draw and I was lazy last night. Whaddya think, am I getting warm?
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 03:54:49 am by Ben2theEdge »
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