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Self-portrait with pencil

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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Collection: challenges 2002-5
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: My home
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002


Place: 5 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.9849
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8841
Avg (non-participants): 7.0952
Views since voting: 7606
Votes: 264
Comments: 48
Favorites: 45 (view)

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07/10/2021 08:12:29 PM
hey Gina .. just clicked on your profile to see why you'd taken so long to ribbon ..
beats me .. you have some wonderful entries ..
this one included ..
what a fantastic entry in the challenge . so original and excellent .. :)
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12/26/2012 10:36:35 PM
Great idea! Super creative. He drew himself well :) Love it.
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04/01/2006 06:43:21 PM
Very creative idea!
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10/14/2005 11:48:11 AM
Gosh I would really prefer to see a like pensil but in natural wood or pitch black... the idea is wonderful... how does it look like in BW
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07/23/2005 08:48:23 AM
Wow! This is really, really cool!
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07/22/2005 07:24:09 PM
This photo is awesome, and very creative! Nice work.
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06/26/2005 07:46:43 PM
I love your woody. Do you know where you can find these? I looked on ebay but didnt find anything. I am not sure of the technical name however. Any ideas?
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06/22/2005 09:34:29 PM
An image to give woody users the hope that a good image can be made with creative imaginations.
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06/16/2005 10:01:59 AM
How clever. That's a really cool idea. Well executed.
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03/05/2004 08:41:13 PM
Just added this to one of my favorites...what a great picture!
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09/11/2003 04:18:33 PM
What a great idea for a self-portrait challenge! The pose of your "model" looks very natural. This is great!
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01/20/2003 07:12:22 AM
So well thought out and arranged. Great textures. Added to my favourites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 05:17:00 PM
Clever. A common theme this contest. I like your version a lot.
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08/24/2002 10:13:00 AM
In the thumbnails I didn't see much in this picture but I pulled it up full size and .... WOW! This is so well done. I think both technical and artistic aspect is very good... wonderful detail!
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08/24/2002 08:23:00 AM
One of the top three this week
08/24/2002 12:22:00 AM
This is cool....
Have to look at this twice...
08/23/2002 10:11:00 PM
I think this is great. Cute and creative. (sorry, running out of steam for commenting) 9
08/23/2002 09:47:00 PM
great composition...and drawing! i love this! Lisa
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08/23/2002 06:30:00 AM
Great composition and lighting, and I like the interpretation. lhall
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08/22/2002 11:26:00 PM
I like it. :-)
08/22/2002 09:08:00 PM
the background is disturingly noisey.... otherwise great...
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08/22/2002 08:05:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
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08/21/2002 09:18:00 PM
So much creative content in this challenge. This is great stuff! Good job. Very good lighting, arrangement, and composition. I love the creativity in this image. (10)
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08/21/2002 03:56:00 PM
totally cool idea and implementation. the color of the mannequin against the plain white, the position (sitting position, as well as position in the photo) is perfect. so is the drawing. no complaints other than a little nitpick about the dark corners. buth they are just that ... little nitpicks. my top 5 this week. -- gr8photos (10)
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08/21/2002 12:16:00 PM
nice image. but i wish you would have used a "natural" pencil or a yellow pencil to give it a little more kick. the natural pencil would go well with the puppet, a yellow pencil would give a nice splash of color. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...7
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08/21/2002 12:44:00 AM
Very nice. I was surprised at the amount of Self portrait photos. I saw a similar looking guy in the challenge archives, I believe it was in the Table Top challenge, or the From the ground up challenge. He was stomping on the camera lens or something Anyway, the lighting here looks perfect. Very creative way to make the little man drawing and great drawing of the little man drawing. The angle couldn't be better. I noticed that the pencil is leaning a little to the left, but also noticed that it's leaning in the self portrait too, so great job and good luck in the challenge.
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08/20/2002 09:42:00 PM
norman rockwell...eat your heart out...
08/20/2002 07:39:00 PM
Great shot! Wonderful drawing. That stick figure sure can draw nicely! 9 Swash
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08/20/2002 04:42:00 PM
Composition - very good
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality – high/very good
Other comments – very clever, well done; Top 5

Jim msp
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08/20/2002 04:34:00 PM
Is this the equivalent of a human signing his/her name in blood? LOL. Kinda cannibalistic for a stick figure to be using a wooden pencil to draw. Great concept and a wonderful picture. muckpond
08/20/2002 03:20:00 PM
Cute idea and nice framing. I wish I had your talent for drawing!
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08/20/2002 12:51:00 PM
This is a great photo... The concept and imagination behind this shot is powerful to me :) As a possible improvement, I think that a standard yellow pencil would offer a bit of 'color candy' in this photo since it would make a better contrast with the background. I think another artistic improvement with that yellow pencil would have been to color the pencil in the sketch part of the photo yellow as well. This is just an opinion from a non-artist :) great shot... = 10 - jmsetzler
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08/20/2002 09:48:00 AM
Well thought out…
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08/20/2002 08:39:00 AM
I really like the idea and it was very well done. The only thing I can nit pick is a pencil that has more consitant colors. The colors look a little washed out in the middle but that was probably the pencil not the lighting. Good luck
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08/20/2002 08:13:00 AM
Great Creativity! 10
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08/20/2002 06:14:00 AM
I really like this, I find the exact positioning of the puppet just perfect, the angle of the head seems really emotive. I like the composition of the photo, the background, the choice of pencil and the sketch itself.
8, Kavey
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08/20/2002 01:19:00 AM
I thought this week would be interesting...but, for this photograph interesting is just NOT powerful enough. Nothing wrong here that I can see! =10 syamjonimi
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08/19/2002 11:48:00 PM
This is my favorite this week 10! Boyte1
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08/19/2002 10:10:00 PM
This is a strong image. I like the use of the drawing and doll together. Very nice composition, the line of the drawn pencil pulls the eye in towards the main subject. Very nice.
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08/19/2002 06:47:00 PM
Something very wonderful in simple things......I just love this. Bravo!! Score 8 ~Kee
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08/19/2002 06:09:00 PM
very nice.
08/19/2002 05:12:00 PM
08/19/2002 03:03:00 PM
Have I seen this person before?
Nicely done, did you pick a nonstandard pincil on purpose?
08/19/2002 01:36:00 PM
Great shot, very creative.
08/19/2002 11:01:00 AM
Super photo, one of my favorites this week!
08/19/2002 08:10:00 AM
Great perspetive.
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08/19/2002 01:15:00 AM
nice drawing... very expressive line useage... oh this is about the photo!
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08/19/2002 01:06:00 AM
Talented little guy ... Nice composition ... Focus seems a tad soft though ... Good Luck ... RLS
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