Portrait of Terminator by BradGeiger on Stars Portraits

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Terminator by BradGeiger


(United States)
Added on March 17, 2020, 11:30 pm

Contribution to the game: Film Posters


  This is a redo of one of the first portraits I did. It amazing how much you can grow as an artist in such a short time when you dedicate yourself to getting better!  

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claireff1 - 2 years ago

wonderful :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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popinonito2 - 2 years ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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armattock - 2 years ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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wu-wei - 2 years ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :8) :8) :8)

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Cymbidium - 2 years ago

Great job ! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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PenStilos - 2 years ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Stefanosart - 2 years ago

Superb contribution :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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StallaPolska - 2 years ago

super ! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :hi:

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Vinna - 2 years ago

:hi: :hi: your art work is utter perfection. :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: I've been drawing seriously since 2013. I am self taught and still learning by way of Youtube and the artist on this site. welcome any critique that will help me get to your level :blush: :blush: or beyond :blush: :blush:

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BradGeiger - 1 year ago

I’m sorry for the delayed response. Thank you so much, it means a lot. I can’t tell you how awesome it is that you are so dedicated to learning and becoming a better artist. Truthfully I’ve been drawing for much longer. I come from a family of creative minded people and many talented artists, it was in my blood and I’ve identified as an “artist” since I was a young boy and always knew I would spend my life doing it. Point is, I learned a long time ago to look at things in the world differently, teach yourself to see colors and shades that that you might otherwise miss. When you look at things, ask yourself how you would draw them. The better you get at seeing art in the world, I assure you, it will begin to show itself on paper. But the most important thing I’d say to any relatively new artist like you...and I had to come to realize one simple thing: Do not be afraid of finding out what you can’t do. That fear only holds you back, instead seek out the limitations of your abilities. Try the things you think you can’t do, you will often find you’re better than you thought. Honestly critique yourself, identity the things you did well and what you can improve on. Take what you learned from your successes and apply them to your short comings. Learn something new every time you draw and apply that knowledge the next time. If you do that, improvement becomes a byproduct of your approach to mastering your craft. Specifically looking at your work, first off your off to a great start and portraits aren’t easy. Portrait art is about accuracy, be it an oil painting, cartoon, digital illustration, or macaroni art, you have to include specific characteristics and features that make a person uniquely them. I call these “anchor points”. You seem to have a solid understanding of this, and a natural ability to capture them. And that’s the hard part! Just keeping working on improving your overall drawing skills and in no time you will be impressing yourself. One tip I can can give you that would yield immediate results is to switch to gray paper, let the paper be your mid-tone and get some white pencils for rendering highlights as well as your graphite ones for shadows. It automatically creates a more dynamic piece, but the practice of rending both light and shadow will make you a better artist in the long run. As far as your drawings go, try to rely less on your line work, focus more on rendering the shadows on the face and surfaces and use line merely as boundary for the tones. Too much line work is constricting, and most solid lines should be added in towards the end to enhance detail and clarify edges. I work in a simple process of alternating between rendering tone until the work becomes overly tonal then going back with line work to re-establish and enhance the detail until it becomes too “sketchy” in appearance, then repeat. Sometimes I repeat this process 10 or 15 times before a work is complete, but sometimes only 3 or 4. I hope this is helpful and I don’t mean to sound preachy. I just reflect a lot upon my own journey and improvement and want to pass on what I’ve learned along the way!

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Vinna - 1 year ago

:hi: I understand that it took away from your time to advise me on the fundamentals of becoming a great artist. I so wish many others in this community would do the same, CLAIREFF1 is one such person to advise me to work on my contrast and value, even if it's just one sentence. I read your reply 3 times, and felt myself swell up inside. Not from shame, envy or short comings, but to know I'm on the right track, I don't want to be given SMILEYS just because of respect for being a part of this community. This is why your reply has been well received, and will be well exercised. Please do not take what I'm about to say the wrong way, but as a 66 yr. young black female who grew up very poor, I have achieved all that I have set out to accomplish through hard work and determination coupled with great advice. You have given me great advice that will take me to stage 2 of my endeavor. WOW I AM READY AND EXCITED, THANKS. just FYI, I will be framing your reply and reading it constantly for inspiration.

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Vinna - 2 years ago

:hi: :hi: at 66 yrs. young it will take a long time before I can get to your level. :grin: :grin: :grin: just being naughty :wink:


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