Christopher Alaimo
Christopher Alaimo
TX
Beginning artist, Professional musician (not anymore though)
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@jdn
love the mouth and the eyes and the shading is really nice . oh hey btw i was just working on this heres a before and after ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ
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Christopher Alaimo
FINALLY JDN! I have been really sick, the internet went out for awhile... wife was sick too. Anyway, sorry for the delay.
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Christopher Alaimo
I can see the liquid quality to the flow of your art. That is something I would like to be able to emulate!
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Christopher Alaimo
Love your work, where do you get your inspiration from? What has influenced your style?
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Marco Sordi
2021/10/20. Good morning all. Fast portrait warm up exercise using Loomis method.
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Christopher Alaimo
Nice!
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@hunt4animation
Hello, Christopher! Thanks you so much for taking the time to share your drawing. It may be helpful to compare reference but I will try to assist some areas to work on. First off since we see the light source it seems the wrong side of the face is illuminated and shadowed. As is the candle would be better off on the center left hand of the paper. A lot of the drawing is rendered the same it may be helpful to pull areas of interest. Especially in the shadow area. There could be levels of darkness and help build depth to have some overlap. The drawing is being flattened by the way the light source is placed and the same tone being rendered. Keep on sharing and hope this helps!
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Christopher Alaimo
Here is the reference. The primary light source is from a window opposite the candle. The candle has a very small impact on the light. The way the drawing is composed is probably a bit confusing because I did not include the window, or any reason to think of a secondary front/left (facing photo) light source... other than the shading itself. This is a still from a film so there is definitely some fill light there. I still really like the effect that I got, but perhaps I need work on composition. Thanks much for the critique and please share more of your thoughts!
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@jdn
nice i see all of the little different shades and the little highlights , great work if i were to suggest anything it would be to work on the positions of where all of her features a bit more that's all . :D
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Christopher Alaimo
Thanks! I kinda feel that the ear is too far back, but that is really how it looks in the reference. It's hard to find shadow references like this with no copyright, so I have been freeze-framing scenes in movies to get an inspirational reference to draw from. This is not an exact copy of the actress or scene. Anyway, that's been working well for me lately.
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Christopher Alaimo
Critiques? Comments? All welcome.
Marco Sordi
2021/10/8. Hi all. Here's my new digital portrait. Any advice or help to improve it is welcomed. Maybe I should push the values and dark them a little bit more (especially on her right side). Thanks and have a good weekend.
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Christopher Alaimo
This is really nice!
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@jdn
nice it actually looks like there is natural light coming from the light source . ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‰ if i were to give advice about anything to do with it. i would make their necks down a bit darker along with the backs of their hair but keep the light spots on their trout's . but other than that this is not bad by any means in my book. looks great you will get only better as you go on. ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ
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Christopher Alaimo
Well, here's what I came up with!
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Christopher Alaimo
Hey Thanks! That is my first finished charcoal drawing, again from imagination. I was trying not to make it too dark, but I see what you mean about the hair/neck area. Thanks much for the critique!
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