CRITIQUE ME! Weekend head quick sketches
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Gino Datuin
Hey, thanks for finding the time to stop by and view some of my quick sketches. Just a brief background... These are 30-45 minute digital head sketches done for practice. I've been painting traditionally consistently for the last 4 years or so but this is my first week of actually trying to learn to paint digitally. My goal for these sketches is to create somewhat believable heads from photo reference in the limited time frame to force myself to focus on large general shapes and forms. I did this also to familiarize myself with the digital workflow relative to traditional painting. The attached files of the individual heads are the ones I particularly liked the outcome for, but please feel free to critique any on the grouped spread. Thanks again in advanced for your generous advice. Take care. Your fellow artist friend, Gino
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Great job on those paintings, I like your colors! One side of your face tends to slip away. Try to flip your canvas and zoom out as often as you can, so you can notice these mistakes. Also whenever you aren't sure, just make a straight line that connects the eyes, a straight line that connects the nostrils, and a straight line that connects the corners of the mouth. In most cases, those lines should be parallel. Here, I made an overpainting, and I also gave some of those faces a little botox. Hope I could help! Keep up the great work! :)
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Olga Bruser
Really awesome! Some of them feel like the eyes are a bit off from where they should be. Maybe you can spend a few more minutes in the beginning on the construction of the face. I saw in another comment that you like the distortaion so maybe push that even more in an artistic way so it will be clear its intentional. Could be very cool and stylized.
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Gino Datuin
Great advice Olga! I'll try to remember not to rush the construction phase for the sake of getting to the painting part. Also, love your dark digital work! Very inspirational and motivating for me. Take care! Gino
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Sketcher Ameya
Nice start Gino. Keep it up
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Gino Datuin
Thank you!
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Jon Passig
these are awesome. You should take pride in the fact that you can lay down a unique composition and color flats in such a short time period. That being said, I would definitely recommend studying the form of the skull and structure of the face more. I know that probably isn't the most helpful thing to hear but it's what's most apparent in these. The one's that have specifically helped me the most are Stan's videos on the Loomis head, praise be Loomi, and Marc Brunet's various videos on faces that he uploads to Youtube. Thanks for sharing these!
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Gino Datuin
Thank you, Jon! I'm actually in the middle of the Proko Portrait Drawing Course! Hopefully I can apply everything I learn once I finish the course. I'm going to have to check out Marc Brunet's videos on Youtube now. Thanks again and take care.
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Yiming Wu
I especially love the third image where you have a nice cool-warm contrast there. I think in terms of capturing a believable head in a short time, you did a great job! Although the 4th and 5th seems a bit distorted, might be from the photo, or just right-handedness. I love your brush strokes :D TBH I should do more head studies as well.
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Gino Datuin
Thanks for your time, Yiming. Unfortunately I have to attribute that cool-warm contrast to the photo refence I used. I did take some liberties with the angles and drawings for some of them. The 5th on is actually my favorite outcome of all of them and it was surprisingly my first one I worked on. I definitely see the unintentional distortion on the 4th one though. I would love to see your head studies too! It's so fun and fresh knowing that it's only a quick sketch and not a daunting finished piece. Thanks again for the critique. Take care. Gino
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