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Trace

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on: November 21, 2019, 10:45:59 PM
Left thumb undergone 2nd major transplant. Still not the best. Seems a bit short.
Refined some of the finger details. Still a WIP


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Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 01:27:14 PM
You have nailed it as far as looking like the photo. The thumb looks odd in the photo due to the heavy shadow.
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Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 03:50:07 PM
Better surgery  :2funny: :2funny:

Your drawing is fine, the photo is 'interesting'.  I can see your challenge  :whistle:


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Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 07:03:37 PM
You really have done a great job :clap: :clap: :clap: . The photo didn't make it easy on you, very challenging, but you did it :)
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Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 09:57:21 PM
I like your perseverance Tracey.  O0 I see the difficulty's are the thumbs. In the photo they are in very dark shadow so the correct shape is not seen.


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Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 06:24:45 PM
you have done a fabulous job with this drawing Tracey and can be very proud of it. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What is tripping you up with the thumb on the right hand side is that you have drawn in the length of the index finger to the right of the thumb. This area is in shadow as is the right hand part of the thumb. As a result what you see on the photo is not the whole thumb. By drawing in the length of the index finger however, it now looks like what you see is the entire thumb.

Shade everything to the right of the thumb away so it is in darkness to solve the problem. Also not that most of the index finger is also in shadow on the reference where yours isn't so you can fix that contrast as well O0


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Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 02:28:28 PM
I see it clearly now.  Most of the thumb is in the shadow making it appear to be in continuity with the index.  I assume this is where artist licence can help the eye see what is expected... even if the shadow on the photo blurs it.


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Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 04:44:19 AM
Thank you so much everyone for all your encouraging comments.  :1hug: Part of Rookie mistake 26... take a lot of notice of the image you're trying to copy... It's funny but I didn't realise how strange that L thumb shadow looked until I completed the drawing, & then I didn't have the confidence to change it, until I posted the 1st drawing, & your comment Annie "it looks like a transplant" Then I remebered somethinbg Nolan had said previously about can use Artist Licence, so I thought "why I'll give that a go" so glad I did.
Thanks Nolan, I can see what you mean by the shadow & I will give shading to the thumb & also the index finger. I sort of lost my confidence to try that as I thought I'd probably make things worse, & I was also wanting to make the fingers look less pointy, so thought " just leave things"
I am really proud as my intent was to improve on my shadings & this certainly gave me lots to consider
Cheers Tracey


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Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 06:15:33 PM
your shadings are coming along beautifully. Keep at it, they can only get better from here O0