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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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Trisste-stocks Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you make your digital paintings look like clasic oil traditional paintings :heart:
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AnthonyFlowers2014 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to stop by and tell you that your' art looks super cool and that I like your style because  how you put it together from the  big to small details in it , amazing digital color you pull it off greatly  with super  beautiful bright colors  .. great use of warm and cool colors e 50/ 50 with it make the image very hd i love it. great mix with the all the color and it as a mood to it  :)i love the whole thing  to the rich color layout with  the sharp edge to smooth edge  it make it pop out to the screen it willing catch my eye  and the flow of it again amazing beautiful piece of art OK by have a nice day :)
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senhorextremo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Great art! :D
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dracolychee Featured By Owner 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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Writer4Him Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
This is excellent. It's traditional and classic. You are a brilliant artist!
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Way-Gway Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's such a pretty man. :iconohohoplz:
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LUFT-CAVERZNOVICH Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Very nice work ! Great !!! :)))
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harmoniace Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Sophia-M Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
very nice work
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CatCouch Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Artist
It looks fantastic; just like a real painting... What did you use?
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Liieszz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah amazing, I love how realistic everything looks!
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linkluibymon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I like how you rendered his hands :0 may I ask what texture or how you painted the background?
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Saromei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that's hilarious!
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eCedie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow :D really nice works~!
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marinamaral Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i LOVE it!
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DivinityArcane Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very, very nicely done! The attention to detail is rather amazing.
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice portrait, the colours well picked and the strong expression gives character to it
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isoal Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
Amazing portrait. I just love the details and textures.
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Nectarscent Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very beautiful
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jack-drawer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that is such a beautiful drawing :D I love it ^^
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Popo-Licious Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's so handsome! *w* I love your technique. It's got so much depth. <3
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QuincMSK Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice.. I do imagine such a thing would fit nicely in an office as a self-portrait (for him). I enjoy the rich colors and of course the details done very accurately ;)
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ShanaCathEileen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Amazing! Very realistic.
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice. I love that classic coulor palette of old masters.
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deviant-freshness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Well this is just lovely, I love the color choices, Great work!
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CythLP Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Nice work. =)
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful!
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BleuDePrusse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beau portrait, son visage notamment est très réussi. Son regard est vraiment superbe. J'aime bien aussi comment tu as travaillé la matière sur sa manche, bien que je trouve sa veste un peu étrange xD Enfin, peu importe, c'est du beau boulot ;)
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raspeire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful face and nice clothing concept :)
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an excellent work!! Congratulations!! Keep working hard and never give up! ^_^
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Blaue-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow, this looks so AWESOME~:wow:
Congrats, you did a great job~!!! :la:
I love the colors and his expression.
Your picture looks like a real painting~!!! :dummy:
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CodeKuro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's amazing!
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waywardgal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
an absolute amazing work of art! 5 stars!
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kabrex Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really good and I love the way you've emulated the traditional style of portraits. Love his outfit.
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xbertyx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh he looks so serious :P great job though =]
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Pknight98 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! soo Awesome:wow:
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ChibiPyro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Aww! Beautiful! Wonderful work!
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photo-exile Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job. I like it :)
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Beautiful work and very realistic! I love the (traditional) painterly look this has to it and the detailing in this. Well done!
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Laura-GT Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really like his expression and the colors, but I miss more detail in his clothes
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alsarab Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice one :)
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Montjart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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RainySeasons Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is... gorgeous.
Actually. ;_____;
I don't say that often, either.
He has such a soft face, and I just want to touch it.
/runs
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SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He may be a fictional character, he sure looks convincingly real with this portrait. I really enjoyed this piece, not because I know the character, but because to me it looks so authentic, like something you could find in a museum.
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Dorcyy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work :clap: :clap: Love the contrast of the gold and black and the texture of the background. Also good to see a classic portrait in nowdays. :) :clap:
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moxiegraphix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work. Very reminiscent of historical portraits which, I assume, is the style you were going for. Handsome subject, too. :)
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RaPour Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
great piece of art, at first i thought it was a traditional painting. It's impressive how you managed to get that natural feel on it!
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