Need advice on Linework for a pet portrait. (finished piece)
I need a second eye on this real quick. Does the piece feel unbalanced??.
I know the right ear is bleeding off the canvas but i still think that the result looks fine.
What do you think?
Tristan Lapetz last edited by Tristan Lapetz
To be honest, I get the feeling that you may be settling in saying that the cut off ear is fine. A portrait like this feels like it should definitely have that part completely on the canvas. having just one ear fall off the canvas definitely contributes to an overall unbalanced feeling. Aside from that, I think your sketch would make a great foundation for a painting and the rest of it seems sound to me! I would seriously consider making that ear fit on the page somehow or redrawing it especially if this is for a commission or is something that people will be judging your skill off of.
The best way I have found to see mistakes in balance is to reverse the drawing and look at it from the other direction. Have you done that? Without doing it myself, I'm thinking that the eyes and nose may be just slightly off.
I think it looks pretty good but as @Tristan-Lapetz said, it's so nice that you don't want to settle if just a few adjustments could take it up a level.
This is the new version of the line work, i think that im more confident with this one.
The one in the top of the right page is my final sketch and there is some color testing in the bottom piece of paper. I have never done this kind of pop art style. Any advice about the technique? Im kinda nervous about the mixing of colors in the layers so im thinking of working mostly with wet on dry. Wish me luck anyway.
Edit, the image posting is playing tricks on me
Finished the painting, any final observations on the result? Thanks for the help btw