How to maintaing the facial features consistent? C&C?
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Arthur Cardoso
I was exercising my mental library with some dirty sketches, but after the first head I feel like I messed up the facial features. Any tips on how to maintain the features consistent?
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altumvidetur
Michael Mattesi covers this topic in one of his videos: https://youtu.be/3sI3sYitpQs
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Arthur Cardoso
Ohh Thanks!
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Kako
what I do, although I am not an expert, is use the guidelines for eyes, nose, mouth etc, It is important to start with the basic shapes first and then when the proportions are organized you can add the details. keep it up!
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Arthur Cardoso
Thanks, I will definetly do this next time, as well as create more boxes to limit my sizing.
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Joesmith Realname
The serial artists I've followed through life have all had their days of 'misses' where it comes to likenesses of a character over and over and over.....the factor I recall making them most comfortable was to get a model reference ingrained in their heads that, thought it may not have been absolutely spot on perfect with what they were drawing, it did allow them some "anchor points" to land on. The nose was just a "check mark", and the eyes a horizonal line with two black diagonals...etc. That and, well, lots of sketchbook work. Good luck!
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Arthur Cardoso
Thanks :)
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Elijah Miessler
Cool work, I think one thing that could help is practicing more with drawing consistently sized boxing turning in perspective, and using a system from someone like George Bridgman or Andrew Loomis may help.
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Arthur Cardoso
Damm I always do boxes to make realistic proportion, and I didn't do it here. Thanks for the help!
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iuri anastacio
try working the jaw, it is a little off and short man, but your hair got a pretty good design
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Arthur Cardoso
I agree it's off, but I did want the jaw to be small, I want the opposite of a chad here
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Moonless_Sky
Drawing faces is super difficult. I think studying the loomis head concept would help to improve your drawings :)
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Arthur Cardoso
Definetly! I should study more loomis heads
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Yiming Wu
I have the same problem like this. Still trying, what I have learned is that you need to keep several features that will appear as silhouette correct. Like hair shapes, eye shadow area shapes, jaw and cheek bulge position and ratio... I'm not doing it very well at the moment, I think it's simply too small to be maintained that accurately. I think in professional works like comic and stuff they typically draw on much larger surfaces and scale them down so you can print those in books, and while those people drawing in these sizes, they omit a lot of stuff.
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