added a new topicClass suggestion - Advanced Portrait: Age progression
A course about how the face changes as a person gets older. If you are creating a character concept, how to show them at all different ages. What do they look like at 5, 11, 15, 18 25, 35, etc...... Or you could just add the content for Premium subscribers to the Portrait class :-)
This is how I usually grip my pencil, I feel it works better for me than the overhand grip. Maybe I’m just giving up too easily but I never hand a problem with using it and it work for the most part. However I would like some criticism on what I can do to improve it.
Here are three eyes I drew for the assignment. The one in the center was the last one I did, this time with pencil from a reference image. The other two were done with charcoal. I have been trying to draw with charcoal since that is what Stan uses, but I am much more comfortable with pencil (Lead holders). I have been having a real problem with sharpening the charcoal the way he recommends. I think the post office jumped up and down on the box of charcoal I ordered from Amazon. Every time I try and sharpen them, the charcoal breaks.
I am really struggling with the extreme angles. Using the 3d head helped me realize how much of it is really a perspective drawing. Even though he mentioned perspective, I feel like he understated the importance. I finally just drew vanishing points and tried to do it all with perspective, which I feel made it come out more in proper proportion. I still need a lot more work on angles and there are many more that came out bad that I did not upload.
Some of the artists that have inspired me recently are: Bill Sienkiewicz: https://billsienkiewiczart.com/ Wayne Reynolds: https://www.waynereynolds.com/ Joseph Zbukvic : https://www.josephzbukvic.com/ Steve Mitchell (the Mind of Watercolor) https://stevemitchellstudios.com/projects and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6GKopxZztw6EqG6OoIGCQ