Very nice! I'd like to suggest putting more splashes of colour in your greyscales like you did with Heiko in Commision Portraits - Set 1. It really adds something special and attension-grabbing to your pieces. Ardwen is drawn very well, but his design isn't very unique, and that extra bit of colour would have made him much more memorable.
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I know Im super late in commenting on this. Its been on my watchlist for awhile now, because Ive been so in love with it, but havent figured out how to express that! Haha.
His face is just so realistic and expressive. His lips especially are lovely, and the eyes, just woowww!
I don't even think I could explain how awesome his hair is. It has volume and texture! That is possibly the best-drawn hair I've seen in ages, haha.
My only critique is his ear - It looks unfinished compared to the rest of him. I really think it's just that there are some nice, really dark shades in the picture, and his ear doesn't have them? Contrast! That's the word.
I have to admit, I got a shiver when I saw this picture. It was like he was staring into my soul lol incredible how you were capable to capture so much emotion in his expression, in his very eyes. I love it ^^
That is lovely :] I really like the dark expression, and for some reason I just want to run my hands through his hair XD It's nice to see how your greyscale paintings have improved. Out of curiosity, may I ask how you achieve that slightly grainy look for these paintings? :] I really like the effect.
Well, part of it is pencil, but for the extra grainy effect after I'm through painting I use the grain texture option on Photoshop 5.5, play with the contrast and intensity, then fade it out until I like the look of it.