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Portrait of Auster DeNoerval by VirginieCarquin Portrait of Auster DeNoerval by VirginieCarquin
Auster DeNoerval is a fictional character, this illustration represents the portrait which stands in his office, painted on the occasion of his graduation as a doctor.
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This is my first time writing a critique, but I'll try my best.
When I first saw this piece, it was very pleasing to the eyes. What mainly caught my attention the most was his face because of how light his skin is in contrast with everything else around him. The shading on his face was well done. The shadows behind the nose really help illuminate the light side of his face.
His clothes were well done, but it seems like it doesn't connect well with his hands. It may be because his hands and face are the most realistic, and don't contrast well with the sketchy look of the clothing.
The book was also well done. I like he etching done on the book, and how well you put in dark and light values. Though it seems as though it doesn't connect well with the left hand. It would help if the hand was angled differently so that it wouldn't seem like he was straining his hand in an awkward position.
The background is also well done. I love how it looks a bit like aging paper near the bottom. It really helps give this piece an overall eerie feeling.

All in all, I think this piece is very well done. All the technique done here does imply that you must be an experienced artist, although artists will always have to improve themselves no matter how talented. Keep up the good work. :)
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Ce travail est assez remarquable ! Je trouve que le jeu de lumière et de contraste sur le personnage est très réussi. Cela met bien en valeur le visage et les mains. Lorsque l'on voit cette œuvre, le regard est d'abord attiré par le visage, et par conséquent par le regard du personnage, on se rend compte alors de sa sévérité. Ensuite, nos yeux se posent sur les mains et donc sur le livre qu'il tient. Quand on regarde à nouveaux l'ensemble, on peut alors se dire que cet air sévère est lié au livre, et cela donne un aspect très mystérieux. Le tout étant réalisé avec beaucoup de technique et de talent, cette image fait penser aux portraits du XVII et XVIII ème siècle, avec une touche de modernité, notament dans le visage et les cheveux. En bref, ce travail est presque parfait. Cependant, je trouve que le fait d'être réalisé par ordinateur lui fait perdre un peut de son charme. Une même œuvre en art traditionnel, comme l'huile, serait vraiment somptueuse !
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dracolychee Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There are few character portraits which I really like, and this is among the very best. :)
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:iconwriter4him:
This is excellent. It's traditional and classic. You are a brilliant artist!
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Way-Gway Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's such a pretty man. :iconohohoplz:
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:iconluft-caverznovich:
Very nice work ! Great !!! :)))
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screenkisser Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is a really stunning picture o: I thought it really was a real portrait! Amazing job!
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cevier Oct 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
wonderful image! he is so full of character and strength
and the colors are wonderfully chosen
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very nice work
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CatCouch Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very nice. Fantastic muted color scheme, especially the with the lighting on the book. The pale skin contrasts very well with the dark clothes and background. Wonderful mood you set here, love it!
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Melanie-sama Oct 11, 2012  Student Artist
It looks fantastic; just like a real painting... What did you use?
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