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[Les Miserables Fan Art] Jean Valjean by chong-yi [Les Miserables Fan Art] Jean Valjean by chong-yi
Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in the movie Les Miserables.
it is certainly the most touching and impressive movie I've watched in year 2012.

Critiques and comments are highly appreciated! tell me what you think! =D

A3/ 45hrs/ Graphite Pencils and Pastel Pencils, White Ink

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Overall I would say the piece is stunning. Your pencil work is very fluid and exact. Your tones and values seem to be right on. Proportions seem to be correct and the dark around his eyes are striking. The negative shading around the white hairs looks great. Something is lost in his clothing, maybe a lack of texture, seems a bit flat. The only real concern I have is the very defined skin pores on his forehead. Im not sure what the reference photo looks like so maybe it's spot on. Great work here keep it up! Hope this was helpful. Thanks
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xtrememasseur Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what you used to make those white dots under the collar?
ShakeyPaul Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!, Fantastic work well done. :D :D
chong-yi Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=) thank you Paul
ShakeyPaul Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :D
jennieannie Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a stunning work of art. I am amazed at the detail work, especially in the skin and clothes.
chong-yi Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!! =D
jennieannie Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chong-yi Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
smilkey Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this! When I look at the reference picture, everything is replicated point from point with such accuracy and the texture is impeccable!

I think that it should have some more darker shades because even with all the amazing texture, it looks a bit flat to me. I've read before in the comments on one of your previous works that you don't use stronger dark shades because you said it's hard to work with them. I think that that's the next level for you, to take the risk of using darker shades :)
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