Portraits Td - Drawing Contest [16 entries]

rabbi blowing shofar Picture

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TRADITIONAL DRAWING: In this contest your goal to draw a portrait of somebody in the most realistic manner possible, provide an image of the original, for comparison, and let us admire it! The realistic, the better! Good luck!

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Suggested by: Toothpick134

Toothpick134: I was just wondering if we are allowed to copy a drawing from another artist. Like this image:http://aestheticassembly.com/?attachment_id=1045 ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Toothpick, that would be plagiarism. I'm no mod but I'm guessing no. ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
jawshoewhah: This is actually my specialty. ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I wish they let copyright images slide this time. I'd rather do celebs. ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
Toothpick134: Yeah.. I have 2 drawings of celebs and one a just done which is probably my best and it's a drawing that an artist Chuck Close did. ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I have a bunch. I've done the whole Seinfeld cast. I'd show link but since I plan on entries I'll just share them later. ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I'm sure I know the answer to this already but what the hell: Self portrait ok? Mods? ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
Contest Moderator: - Celeb drawings are allowed, using a copyrighted image as reference is allowed as an exception in this contest. BUT you still have to post a 2 steps SBS AND the link to the reference used. Without those your entry will be removed.
- Copying a drawing from another artist is not allowed, as Jawshoewhah says: this is plagiarism. ( 5 years and 2469 days ago )
jawshoewhah: yahoo!! It's on!!!! ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
jawshoewhah: And you wonder why I'm not a mod yet..... ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Ok, what if I don't have the original reference photo I used? I wanted to enter something I did many years ago and can't seem to find the original but I sure you could figure it out and I can recreate steps. What if I just used a similar photo to compare to the person I drew? Please let me know, thanks. ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Or maybe we could just exclude celeb pix sources for post. I mean, think about it? If they are a well known celebrity and the portrait is accurate and realistic, then we wouldn't really need a source, now would we? ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
nishagandhi: wow this is going to rock!! ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Sorry Jawshoewhah we need the original references which where used that's one way we mods and members can see if an entry is traced or not. If we (mods or members) do find the original source while it is not posted the entry itself might already look fishy, hope you understand. ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I understand. It's ok. I could probably do better work now than I did 10 years ago anyways. ( 5 years and 2468 days ago )
Contest Moderator: When using a reference image do post the link to this image too ( 5 years and 2467 days ago )
gotmeamuse: just saw the copyright waver this time! yeah......im looking for something way kewl now ( 5 years and 2465 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Um, what happened to the rabbi entry??? ( 5 years and 2453 days ago )
Momof4boyoboys: Well this is a shame that my entry was removed...it was decided that "it was traced" by some one who does not know what they are talking about...I have and will never trace anything in my life and it saddens me and makes me wonder how and who decides that this was not appropriate? I am an artist and this is rediculous....my best to all. ( 5 years and 2453 days ago )
jawshoewhah: My apologies to you for the Mods decision. ( 5 years and 2453 days ago )
creativefreedom: I feel it is just ludicrous what the mods have done to Momof4- I happen to know her personally, I know for a FACT that she is a "True" artist, an honest woman, with amazing talent. I was the one who introduced her to this site.
NEVER again will I ever recommend this site to anyone.

( 5 years and 2452 days ago )
gotmeamuse: Okay. This is infuriating......at this point Im not so sure I want to be participating here either. I am requesting that my entries be removed from this "contest". ( 5 years and 2452 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I'm glad the mods came to their senses ( 5 years and 2452 days ago )

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rabbi blowing shofar - created by Momof4boyoboys

rabbi blowing shofar
Favs: 17SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 1/16Score: 72% (42)19195 views

drawn with woodless pencils of all hardness. drawn 2 years ago. (5 years and 2465 days ago)

1 Source:

Jaded-Lead - created by jawshoewhah

Favs: 15SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 2/16Score: 67.3% (33)10273 views

Thanks to Dollmommy for providing the stock photo. (5 years and 2462 days ago)

MrM (Bill Maher) - created by jawshoewhah

MrM (Bill Maher)
Favs: 5SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 3/16Score: 61.7% (25)11745 views

(5 years and 2456 days ago)

1 Source:

Bully - created by Dustin

Favs: 7SBS: 13Hi-resRank: 4/16Score: 61.1% (20)14435 views

(5 years and 2462 days ago)

The gaze - created by Dustin

The gaze
Favs: 7SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 5/16Score: 60% (15)11638 views

My friend's girlfriend (5 years and 2464 days ago)