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Portrait practice. by BlackHawk45LC Portrait practice. by BlackHawk45LC
Just doing some practice to try and retain some techniques. 
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Ly-s Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Artist
Hi ! I come to comment for ProjectComment
We already meet and I know I like your work, and this drawing keep me thinking that it's still the case :) It's really nice !

The dots you made, made me think of another artist that I like that do the same, maybe your know her ? It's serafleur. I really like the way she use (and you too!) the sparkling dots, it adds some fantasy, something really nice and refreshing to see.
I always like to see artist using some focus with blurred object (here the hair and ears), I hope to do more works with that myself, but i feel like the hair in front of the ear could have still being not blurred to really frame the face.

I like that you kind of faded the blurred part with the background color, but it could have been even more pushed, to really make the face stand out. By the way, maybe the light lining could have been less bolster on the blurred part, because we still include them with the non-blurred part.
(I have to learn new words for this kind of explanation, I'm really sorry it's just I don't know how to say it in english correctly haha, hope it's still understandable).
The hair could have more work on it, with less visible strokes, but since it's a pratice I'm not gonna push to far into that, I'll focus on the face mainly.
The nose you made is amazing, I'm in love with it! It's just really good keep going ! I love seeing nose's drawings, I hope I'll be able to do such beautiful nose haha.
Although, I feel like the mouth could have less visible strokes (as for the hair) but it's really too much on the mouth, it kind of make the rest less incredible in a way, because it takes a lot of attention.

The way you did the skin is really nice, I hope I'll find such a net dot brush ahah, but the skin texture is good and really smooth. I really like this kind of art style.
The eyebrow could have maybe be in a deep blue than a black color, the strokes is a bit too much on the eyebrow, it looks like each strokes is independant and doesn't form a unity, maybe putting a color for the form and then adding the strokes would help that.
The sharp eyes are interesting, and I get why you put black eyebrow to match the eyelashes, but I still think that since you used soft color that using more of a deep blue would help people loving to go all around your work and not just being kind of "blocked"in that area. Because your background is nice ! So maybe, adding some deep blue like in the background or even more darker blue, would still keep in the harmony.
Her eyeball are kind of big, it maybe is a style but it did "bother" me a bit, because you're in a semi-realism drawing and yet the eye make it more in a manga way, the eyelashes are maybe too blurred, since the feature you made on the face (outside the skin) are really sharp it could be interesting in keeping in that way.
Last thing is that I feel that her neck is too thin, maybe it just for me, but once I saw that I couldn't help but feel like it was slightly too small for her head.

woow, it was hard ahah I hope I wasn't too confusing haha Even after all I said, you just have to keep in mind that these are some way to maybe improve. It's a pratice you did, and it's already really good, and seriously, when I saw it on the group I was "woow it's gorgeous!". I know that not everybody is on this kind of artstyle but I can dig it ! I think you're in a good way
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for your comment and observations, I will keep them in mind moving forward. 
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Untraceablemystic Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hello there! I am from :iconprojectcomment:

I will tell you the good, what needs work, and how you can add to the over all piece. ^^ Here we go.

The Good:
This is gorgeous! The detail you put into the hairstyle and the skin is amazing. The way you used the white for some of the line work and highlights looks really good. The color pallet works very well too, from the bright ,light pink you used for the eyes to the silvery white of the hair to the pinkish pale of the skin it works very well. The colors for the background work very well to and are very complimentary, it makes the central image clash just right. Your art style is uniquely your own and it definitely shows in your piece.  The way you arch the eyebrows works well with the character's eye shape as well. The scattered colors of the freckles add more to the character's physical traits too. You even stylized her ears. This is good because in real life ears have different shapes depending on the person , so implementing this in your character's just gives them a little extra life and detail. I also like how the eyes seem to practically glow from the page. 

What needs work:
This may be  a stylistic choice or it could be my own artistic sense, but once the eye moves from the face the resp of the picture looses detail and there for focus. The rest of the image is somewhat blurred or the sharpness is lost. The background itself can loose focus but the character at the center should not. I understand that the piece is meant for practice but it would have been nice to see the sharpness of the central face carried out for the rest of the character. This is more of a suggestion or an option but maybe try making the eyebrows and eyelashes the same color as the hair. Like in a darker hue. But this is not a necessary step as the pre-existing black eyebrows and lashes work well already.

Overall:
This is a beautiful piece, and I am happy that you are trying new techniques. It is always good to try new things and get outside your comfort zone. You are doing something right after all but it is always good to practice. I adore her hairstyle and the little details you gave her. The colors work well, the shading is good. Overall very lovely.Wonderfully done. Keep up the good work.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the observations, I will keep them in mind.
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DSegno92 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, it looks like an ethereal vision, with porcelain skin, the freckles, the soft hair, the light from behind...truly amazing
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I am honored. :)
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DSegno92 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserve it completely
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PixelArtist95 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great =D
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PixelArtist95 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob=)
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Shadowisker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^
here from ProjectComment !
I think you did a amazing job!
lighting and shading are amazing!!!!
and the colors don't clash either! just awesome!
Keep up the good work! Big Fool Emoji-1 (Thumbs Up) [V2] 
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StarPaw007 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
This is beautiful!! I love your painting style! //cries
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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StarPaw007 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
No problem! f2u YATO ICON 
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DrCreep69 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally don't like the style but there'snothing wrong to notice, great job !
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I can appreciate that, and thanks!
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InkyGoat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading and highlights are very great, i love
the contrast between the skin and lips/eyes/nose.
the background colour really suits the picture, it
makes the eyes look more alive and full of emotion.
the yes are usually very hard to do, but this is awesome!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks so much!
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InkyGoat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problemo
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PercyAurorus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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kyrawriter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Nicely done. That silver blue looks more silver.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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kyrawriter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
welcome
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illyuu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you do lighting. It looks so... perfect. 'w'
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanks so much!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
very nice Haha Love Bravo #2 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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Fle-NB Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful portrait Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
very well done!!! ^^ 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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maebirdX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous !! I love the eyes
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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