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Crux: Peter Portrait by Bilious Crux: Peter Portrait by Bilious
Random digital paintings are therapeutic. Wish I could get looser at these things though. Practice practice practice! My character Peter who needs more attention but doesn't get any because his mince meat face is such a pain in the ass and I still don't think i've gotten it right yet. Way to be mauled, you terrible wereanimal therapist, you. Go file your paperwork.

Hey look I uploaded something!

Please gear the critiques towards ways I could improve this sort of thing in the future, esp. if you see me making consistent mistakes or whatever else occurs to you would be useful for me to keep in mind in the future. I may go back to edit this but I've been staring at it so long I think I'm ready to just try a new one from scratch.
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What Works About This Piece
The concept for the character is an interesting one & the character design also reflects this. The scarred, ravaged face is all the more hideous due to the smile that cracks it's way across it. There's something about the expression that suggests he's one for trying to hard, eager to impress but knows he's likely to be rejected. The lighting on the hand is particularly good & the background & subtle lighting to the left of the image is also good stuff. Texture on the suit gets a thumbs up too :)

What Could Be Improved
I don't know what the artists intentions for this piece was, whether there was an aim for caricature/cartoonishness, or a leaning towards photo-realism. It sits slightly uncomfortably between the two (from my viewpoint) so that some areas remain flat - the suit, collar & tie in the middle of the picture & others lurch out at you - the hand & papers. These approaches don't entirely gel with the style used on the face, where there are outlined areas - eyes & mouth & features that are exaggerated in a cartoon-like way - mouth & teeth. The artist already has a recognisable style, but this piece is evolving into something else. I will be keenly watching to see where this experimentation takes the artist!

~*Ruthie*~
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Ubastyyat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU PAINT WONDERFULLY STFU DO MORE
AND AWESOME CHARACTER IS AWESOME
HURRR CAPSLOCK
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manic-pixie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Really lovely work! Very nice shading - there's a nice contrast of light and dark, and it looks portraitly while still staying within your distinctive style.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. I remember this guy. That is probably the definition of optimism right there, being able to smile so nicely after going through all that. =)
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beginningslow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I love the half-chomped ear. Mike Tyson much? :XD:
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KroenenLMH Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Wow - this character looks like a Kroenen-Landa-mix :) - LOVE it ! Or better: That's a BINGO !
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Redmannine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
very well done! I like the realism of the portrait. I'm sure Peter could make a plastic surgeon pretty wealthy fixing some of those scars.
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Bilious Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately he heals too quickly to make surgery practical. :C They'd end up doing more damage than good.
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Redmannine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
well, there's always the option of wearing a mask or paper bag with a smiley face on it :D
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byaggha Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wereanimal therapist? Ouch.

Though it kinda reminds me of Werewolves of London and the one line "He'll rip your lungs out, Jim. Huh, I'd like to meet his tailor."
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Bilious Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I don't think I've seen that but now I want to. XD
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