Here is my initial attempt at the Portrait project. While working on it, I noticed that my lay-in was placing more focus on aligning the hat and scarf, rather than emphasizing the facial features, which are far more important in a portrait. I've decided to redo the exercise and make sure my lay-in aligns the eyes with the center lines, giving more emphasis to the essential elements of the portrait.
Hello everyone, I wanted to share my Project after Alphonse Mucha's artwork. Currently, I'm experiencing some brain fog, and I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and insights on this piece. Initially, I had the idea of adding a background to create depth, but I'm unsure if it would be a good idea at this stage. I'm open to your opinions on whether or not I should proceed with it. To structure the project, I broke down the different methods of line weight in the following order; Hierarchy of Importance: 1. Contour 2. Chains 3. Flowers Depth and Form: 1. Flowers 2. Necklace 3. Lady 4. Rainbows 5. Big Circle Areas of Interest: 1. Hair 2. Necklace 3. Flower In an effort to unite the elements, I focused on integrating the lady, flower, dress, and hair into a cohesive composition. Regarding lighting and shadows, I aimed to depict light coming from left to right. At the moment, I'm taking a short break to gain more clarity. I'm hopeful that stepping away for a bit will bring fresh insights. In the meantime, I would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide. Thank you all in advance for your time and contributions. I'm looking forward to hearing your valuable thoughts.
I actually had a lot more fun on this assignment than I was expecting. Maybe that's because there were a couple elements that made it "easier" (to get a decent looking final product anyway,) since this was tracing and I did it digitally. Varying digital pen pressure feels a lot easier than varying physical pencil pressure like I've been doing with the mushroom warmup exercise. My pencil doesn't go jerkily skittering over my paper when I start pushing harder. I hope it's clear which rhino is which, but in case it's not: Left - Hierarchy of Importance Right - Shadow and Light Direction In the photo, there are two very strong shadows on the rhino's flank/buttock created by folds in its skin. I tried to represent those with a single, thick line, but I don't think it turned out too well. I'm curious if there's a better technique anybody found for those areas. Maybe I just made them too thick.
Hey everyone, I wanted to share my two projects: the initial one and the updated version after watching a helpful demo. I'm looking for feedback and suggestions to improve my technique further. Before Demo: In the initial project, I focused on capturing the most noticeable and high-contrast shadows. I felt comfortable tracing those elements, but I struggled figuring out the rest. After Demo: After watching the demo, I learned some valuable insight. Now, I feel more confident about how to identify the the elements that contrast and understand that this exercise has more range than just the high-contrast shadows, which has significantly improved the overall look and feel of the project. I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide feedback on one or both versions. Thank you in advance.