Drawing Fundamentals course
I'm taking the drawing fundamentals course and was curious if I got close to what Proko meant with the face portrait? Would love some critique so I can learn where to go from here. :) I've only been doing this art thing for about a year and a half now but really off and on so I know I'm not as advanced as a lot of you on here. So, please be kind. :)
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Hey engramtwilbane, Your drawing is pretty good, it's your values that you are struggling with. The idea of this exercise is to simplify the number of values that you have to use. This makes it more manageable and less confusing. First thing you have to do is squint way down until your eyes are almost closed. You will notice that everything that is dark melts together, and everything light does the same. Fill in all the dark and you should have a shadow side and a light side like a high contrast photo. Then open your eyes a little until you can see dark, and light halftones. Then you add your highlights. I did a quick example to show you what I mean. Notice that his chin gets lost in the shadow and his hair, that's okay. Remember, you only have 4 values. I hope this helps :)