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Portrait Practice by theDURRRRIAN Portrait Practice by theDURRRRIAN
i seriously need more practice on my portraits, but for now this is all i can do so i gotta live with that :P

hope you like it :D
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:icon221blokistreet:
221blokistreet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I was wondering, do you mind if I use your portraits for characters in another story I'm writing?
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Yea sure :)
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221blokistreet Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YAY! Thank you sooooo much!!! Lee Epic Dance 
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!
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RickBlackwell Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Good work, man. Really good. Keep it up, you're getting better and better.
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
thanks :D
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Boltage22 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
DUDE!!You call this bad?! You need to work on your self esteem man cause this is awesome!
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
haha thanks :D and i didnt say bad, i meant more of 'has room for improvement' :P
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PureMissa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are awesome! got to say it :)
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NotSoUsual Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Dude, that's exactly what makes your work so awesome. Don't strive for portraits with everything perfect. I love your style with the messy strokes forming exactly right to recognizable portraits. Keep up your personal touch! :) Cheers
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
thanks :D
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NotSoUsual Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
My pleasure ^^
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NotSoUsual Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh and btw, holy f*ck, your progress is insane, just looked at some older work and you're leaping forward and forward.
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:iconlegice:
legice Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dat redhead!
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:iconschan:
SChan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Would love a video/process/something. @_@ These are so wonderful!
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
thanks :D

there is actually a video of me painting from start to finish, just search my name on youtube :D it isnt much but its something :P
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SChan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Ooo. I saw it, sooo talented! I don't normally get responses from the more talented people, but if I could bum one more question-- do you use a custom brush or photoshop defaults?
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
mostly on the defaults, but i got some custom ones to help me :D
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theartofTK Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you go straight in to painting? Sketch first?
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
depends, but usually i go straight to paint :D
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:icontheartoftk:
theartofTK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have any speed paint videos by any chance? :D
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
search my name on youtube, there's 1 vid. its not much, but its something :D
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:icontheartoftk:
theartofTK Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gah that was wonderful. Your method seems so efficient. Please post more!
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
haha thanks, i'll try :P
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PowerFeud Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing. I wish I could make art like this...
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
thanks :D

but all it takes is practice :P
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Papineau Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tricia Helfer fron Battlestar Galatica,Susan Coffey in the middle and Denise Richard on the right. Really lovely btw
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work...
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :clap:
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MRAMVFX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
VERY nice. =)
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kiki-454 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are insanely good!
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
thanks, but i still feel like they're not up to standard :P
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kiki-454 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are really good!
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koolerkron Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
is middle one a :iconsusancoffey: ?
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
used her as reference, yeah :P
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NevesTachy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thats what i just thought
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cidoux Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your portraits are already very good. You doing really well, I think :)
But you're right: nothing beats regular practice to continuously improve. Keep drawing! You're on the right track ;)
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
thanks :D
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danionicrose Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous and sexy :)
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Itachifreak101 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
I understand the feeling of thinking your artwork is not "good enough":(
But I do find your sketches stunning. Your effort really shows!:)
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
thanks :D
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Itachifreak101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   General Artist
Ah! You're so awesome, I didn't think I'd get
a comment back :XD:
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Kova031 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This actually looks great. You say you need more practice, but it all the depends on the style you're going for. A little more "polish" wouldn't hurt with these, but all in all they're pretty much well done.

But what might notice (not at first, mind you) - the left one lack detail,might be a bit sharper. The middle one looks like the face (or hair dunno) was glued on, like the shoulder/face/hair were on different paper pieces and were cut and pasted together. The right one looks best IMO, can't really say much about it.
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
yeah the polish is what im trying to go for. my stuff seems really messy so i guess it wouldnt hurt if i learned to clean things up :P

and yeah, all you say is true. i was actually experimenting different ways to paint so i came out with these... i may do more in future so hopefully i can improve by that time :P

and thanks for the critique, i appreciate it :D
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Nhalce Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I am nothing close to an artist, so my opinion is worth what it's worth, but I think a viewer opinion might be of some help... I hope you don't mind :/
I feel what you mean when you say you need practice on your portraits. Your usual drawing style doens't really fit what one awaits from a portrait. They're beautiful (sincerely, they are!), in a strange kind of way you don't expect in this kind of picture, intrinsic to your particular design.

Exploring yourself to find how YOU want to draw portraits would lead to an improvment for sure!
Plus maybe a bit of practice on their expressions, which are already nice but could be perfected, in my opinion.

Now once again, I couldn't draw if my life depended on it, so you're free to spit at my face and opinion, I guess I'd have more or less deserved it by judging something I can't really judge x)

Anyway, I love your work! Have a great day man, and keep the awesomeness up!
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
thanks for the critique, i appreciate it :D

and yeah, i havent really tried painting up portraits, its definitely a break from my usual stuff, so i guess you can call this a first time :P

what you say is true, that the way i paint doesnt really suit portraits which is something i like to change, or at least adapt to so thats why i do these practices (i also find them quite fun to do :P)

so thanks for your opinion, and im glad you like my work :D
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Nhalce Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
You're welcome!
Can I have some candies? *-* I'll behave!
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
lol sure :P
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TheBadKitt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Great job!
My favorite is the one furthest to the right :3
Would you like to make me into a portrait? . . . If you wanted to practice :)
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