Hey persona937, The thing about your painting that jumps out immediately, is your use of edges. All the edges in your painting are hard and crisp. We need a variety of edges in our painting because it helps us lead the viewers eye around our image the way we want. Hard, crisp edges are saved for our center of interest because they draw our eye. By contrast, soft and lost edges suppress less important areas of our painting. They also help sell the idea of depth. By having all the edges the same in your painting, it makes it look flat, almost like the elements are "stickers" placed on the canvas. I hope this helps you going forward :)
Hi I did this painting digitally. It took me a few months because I was busy doing other projects but I finally managed to finish it very recently. My goal wasn't to make it pitch accurate to the reference but for it to be believable and convincing. Critiques on shading, color, composition, measurement, or anything you can think of that is relevant will be much appreciated.
I did the male one with graphite pencil (just a number 2 dixon pencil) and the female one with a conte 1710 b and a wolf carbon 6b charcoal pencil. Would be great if I got some critique on the design of the drapery I invented in some areas, values and shading, etc. My goals with these drawings were not to be as accurate to the references but to make it as believable as possible as if someone where actually sitting inside the paper.
Hello! it has an ok look but i have to say, it has some flawed proportions and construction. So i wouldnt shade it at all. The shading youve done looks ok but i would watch secrets of shading by Steven Zapata before doing more rendering. Overall, if i were you i would do this drawing again with more attention on the proportions of the body. Its not terribly wrong so not a big deal!
I have a question about proportional measuring. When you do the head length measuring technique, how do you remember which proportion goes with what in the figure when you progress with the drawing? Do i just take a mental note, go for it and make mistakes to correct it later, or is it okay to mark the image every time to remember?