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Old 01-10-2010, 04:59 PM   #14
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In pencil and charcoal, I've been forever grateful for discovering the dark accent and the powerful effect such a small effort has on the overall piece.

I find the black sliver of shadow on the cheek, under the middle finger, to be an anchor in this piece as strong as the eyes. I find that value shape to be the most important--actually, perhaps the only "value shape"--in the drawing.
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