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Define features of head
Trying to define the features on photos, but I think I'm lost on the jawline area or it feels off. I would love some critiques or corrections to understand the head more.
19 minutes ago
Does anyone else sketch off the television screen? We had a Stanley Kubrick film fest last night and I just had to doodle the wonderful character Gunnery Sargent Hartman from "Full Metal Jacket", and of course The "Man" himself, Mr.K. Not very successful but because I've been studying the planes of the head I think I'm at least understanding the forms a little better. I dunno. Critiques and comments extremely welcomed. Thanks :-) -John
32 minutes ago
First eye I am "ok" with
Hey folks, it's been a couple of months since I was last here. I've been off working on both my digital art techniques and my sketching nd drawing. Finally drew an eye this morning, that while I know won't rock anyone's socks off here - is still what I consider a big step for me. So, without further ado... An eye.
36 minutes ago
Practicing constructive drawing of the head
Here is a sheet of practice drawings using the "constructive drawing" method visualizing the basic planes of the face and head for inventing characters. They're not good but I feel I am making some progress. I kinda like the fellow with the wide opened mouth. With that sketch I think I was remembering a profile from a Norman Rockwell illustration. I like that he has definite character. The other sketches look more like manikins - in a bad way :-( Comments and critiques are absolutely welcomed. Thanks!
14 hours ago
Asaro Head practice please can anyone critique!!
*Are the Proportions correct?
15 hours ago
Dr. Jane Goodall (Feedback wanted)
After drawing litearlly hundreds of heads over the past year I decided to start trying actual protraits. The first was a personal hero, Dr. Jane Goodall. I know what bugs me about the finished work, but curious what feedback others might offer to help me improve.
20 hours ago
Need suggestions on my gesture drawing you can be harsh
In the past few days I have drawn hundreds of these in can't quite know what is wrong with them
1 day ago
Head sketches from some comics
2 days ago
Seeking portrait drawing critiques
Hello everyone, I received many great critiques in the past about my head drawing proportion and shading issues, so I decided to spend more effort in correcting them. Below are a few practices I did recently and it would be great to get someone's opinion again on where to improve. Just a note that for the second drawing, I purposely made the shadow below the eye on the left hand side a bit lighter, as the drawing didn't look as good when I colored it darker. Please let me know your opinion on that. Also I got too tired working on the face so please ignore the incomplete shading/value on the hair lol. Thank you for your time in advance :)
3 days ago
Vlad Gheneli study
Study of the artist Vlad Gheneli. (https://www.instagram.com/vladgheneli/) I wanted to get a grasp on how he manages edges. Also pretty tough to replicate his low value range while still indicating form. After doing a couple of copies of his drawings, I did a portrait trying to keep the principles of his way of using value. Let me know what you think!! Thanks!!
3 days ago
Pen and Ink lovers
Where are you guys? Post your artwork in Pen and Ink here, I Will be pleased to know your work as a fellow student of this beautiful yet demanding medium! Here some of my studies:
3 days ago
Perspective notes I collected
Here's a PDF with all the perspective notes I collected. These cover 1-point, 2-point, 3-point, cylindrical ("4-point"), hemispherical ("5-point"), spherical ("6-point") perspective, with reflections and shadows too. These are just notes, not a well written book, so pardon the shoddy presentation. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYdbx6hebAVjoahw78pCrMLAnJ3hMc7L/view?usp=sharing
3 days ago
3D Printed Heads
Does anyone know where I might find life-sized 3D printed planar heads? I have a amale and female at 8-9" but that's fairly small. Looking for something at least 1.5X this size even if I need to have it custom-printed.
3 days ago
Pleased with my Progress
What face is better than one's own for testing your abilities at capturing likeness? I will definitely be able to tell when something is off. The image with the overlay compares the freehand sketch to the reference photo. I was actually really shocked how close it is. 6 months ago I could not have done this without using a grid overlay on a photo. This was after watching Stan's and Stephen Bauman's portrait videos and drawing about 200 heads in 3/4 view. I filled an entire sketchbook with them, often multiples per page. Finally starting to get the anatomy down. I was really struggling but one slight change changed everything: I changed my grip on the pencile to hald it more like a paint brush, higher on the pencil, and drawing from the shoulder and wrist, and using a much looser style. the change was pretty much instant. I am nervous about starting on the shading, though.
4 days ago
During my last Anatomy of Style class, I was able to do some sketches, however they are currently the best things I've ever drawn. I'm going to be training on more complex rendering and things like that, but this is where I am so far.
4 days ago
Structure your learning
Hey community! I've been having difficulty with structuring my own art education. I ask the question "I never know when I'm done" or "I never know when to move on" and I'm always met with "never, you will always do these things." So I will use college to expamplify what I mean by I have difficulty structuring my art education. In college you have a Major, a program, a semester, and your classes. These would be Art, curriculum, fall 2021, drawing 101 (respectively) I know my "major". It's art(DUH), but I'm hoping to work in animation. Idk what my "curriculum" would be or how long my "semesters" should be, and my class feel more like electives because I have no direction to follow. (even if I'm on the right track) My question to you all here is, how are you handling/managing your art education? Any suggestions or resources, etc? THX!
4 days ago
Robo bean - looking for critique
Hi, I am back with more robo beans. I'm sometimes having trouble with finding certain landmarks on the body, especially ASIS and PSIS. I highlighted spots on the references, where I thought the landmarks are. Have I found them correctly? If not, can you show me where they are? Also, still fighting with proportion, some ribcages are either too thin or too thick I think. Thank you for your feedback!
5 days ago
Looking for critique - Shaded still life
Hi! Here is a shaded still life I drew and I have a lot of questions regarding it. The process: I first drew a composition, to get the proportions and relationships right. Then I found the horizion line and drew the objects in perspective. I established the midtones and put a lighter value in the background at first to not blow all of it off. Then I found the direction of the light and according to that I drew the shadows. Then I found the terminators, reflected light and occlusion areas. Then I painted the light areas and finally, the highlights. Questions: 1) Where the apple creates sort of a "darker spot" in the shadows of the cup next to it, is that an occlusion shadow? 2) Did I understand the direction of the light source? It seemed strange to me why it appears to be coming from different directions when I look at all the cast shadows. (I drew red lines into the reference to show what I mean). 3) Is the horizon line at the top of the upper cup? 4) The highlight in the reflection of the table is positioned as if we were looking at the cup from down below? Or how does the highlight work when it comes to reflections like mirrors etc. 5) What causes the value transition on the board in the background? Is it because when a plane is big enough, it gets darker as it moves further away from the light source? 6) Are there 2 light sources? The cast shadows indicate that there might? I realized that just after finishing the study. 7) And overall, am I doing this right? What can I improve? How? I apologize for this being so long but I want to make sure I really understand what I see. I will be very thankful for any answers and feedback. Thank you!
1 week ago
2 questions about Beans
I've been going through the Figure Fundamentals course and two poses came up in the Bean section that I thought were a bit interesting/tricky. I've attached the two poses along with some of my other beans in case there is anything worth critiquing. 1. Stan seems to ignore the S-shape induced in the spine/centerline by the twist in the neck. Is this simply because the bean is focused only on the torso, and he has simplified the pose to ignore the head/neck? 2. Stan's version of the bean here is obviously exaggerated to show the centerline on the front of the bean. How might one draw the bean for this pose in a less exaggerated way where the centerline is seen at the back? I know I'm kinda overthinking this stuff; I'm asking mostly just out of curiosity, not because I'm bogged down looking for the exact way to draw each pose. Thanks for your input!
1 week ago
Helping with your gesture drawings
1 week ago