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January 6, 2012
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Rihanna by Shimon-Ifraimov Rihanna by Shimon-Ifraimov
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A portrait drawing of Rihanna I'v made and Its not that good .

I wanted to try this time to use colored pencils In a portrait and made alot of mistakes that needed to be fixed and that was really hard to fix.

The drawing was done with a mech pencil 0.5mm 2b
and STAEDTLER colored pencils.

well.... does It iven look like her ? ><"

I will be really pleased If you gave me some critique.
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Critique by Ravin-Dave Jan 7, 2012, 3:56:14 AM
ok, let start at the top:
the hair: on the fringe it looks a good but there are some odd shading patterns perhaps adding some depth (darker areas) would help. At the sides down the side of her face the hair looks thin, as if she is standing in front of a white background again i think you need to add darker areas to the hair itself in order to stop this.
The open eye is good but the closed one is a little odd looking. with the hair on the fringe looking thin i would expect to see a lot more detail than is actually visible, as it is, it looks as if you have got bored or frustrated with drawing when you got to this eye and just given up on trying.
For future, as a tip, draw the hair in last of all. draw all the facial features in, have a complete face and THEN draw the hair in. I realize this may have come from reference but part of doing an image like this is picking the right reference and being willing to alter it in some ways.
the lips are good but you have been a little heavy with the shading on the wrinkles on the upper lip, soften those up a bit to give it a slightly more glamorous look.
There is a shaded line which passes from her right nostril, this should really pass much closer to the corner of the lips.
and finally the jaw line which passes up on her right. i feel as if it is a little low and should be raised up a bit, though not too much.

I hope this helps and to answer your question YES it does look like Rihanna, i knew it was her instantly. This is a good piece of work, well done and keep it up.
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(first time I'm doing this)

I think you've done an outstanding work with the lips and eyes. You've managed to deliver the form and material perfectly.
Great capturing of the light in the eye and the barely noticeable eye bag.
Beautiful job on the lips! the colors are amazing and details seem to be you strongest point.
Now about the critique I would say that you have neglected the hair a little. It would have been more in the nature of the drawing if you had payed more attention to the hair and given it a more soft and silky feeling.
And also the skin could have used more richness in colors.

Ok so that's just my opinion don't kill me. :) I don't even know if I'm in the position to write a critique about your work 'cause you're much more talented than me. Just thought I'd try once...
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CharredAnarchie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If it makes you feel any better, I immediately thought it was Rihanna before I even saw the title. You got her facial features down pat. The only problem I see is that you drew the lips slightly too far up her face. Other than that, perfection.
Kenliano Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, well done!
Shimon-Ifraimov Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :] , its very old drawing not my best
hatterfox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's beautiful! If you made some mistakes I don't even know what they are :P
Shimon-Ifraimov Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Awesome! Most beautiful!
Shimon-Ifraimov Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
DavidLazzuri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful work...!!!!!
Shimon-Ifraimov Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :]
Dinsku-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Really nice! :)
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