Looking for portrait critiques
Hi! This is my first portrait drawing(3h) . With this drawing i wanted to see how far i got with my shading and with my potrait fundamentals . I noticed few errors on my drawing like the position of the brow ridge should be lower, the lenght of the nose which should be longer, the ears should be a little bit smaller , the mouth should be a little bit smaller and lower and the width of the face should be wider(in the last photo i was trying to see if my proportions were correct). I would really appreciate any critique/advice.
Hey palyo, Good job working on a portrait, they can be tough. What I did is a quick sketch to show you how to build the portrait using the Loomis head. As you can see, the features tend to line up with the proportions of the Loomis structure. If you see that something doesn't line up, it helps you figure out how much to deviate from it. I hope this helps with your future portraits :)
Hey Palyo! Some of the face features have a nice render, I like the ears! But as you mentioned, the proportions are a little bit off, I'm not sure you used a simple grid to help you place the face features, I would definetly recommend to use it if you didn't. Another thing is that the shadows are too bright, don't be afraid to throw darker tones. For example, in you reference, if you squint your eyes, you'll see that his right cheek is darker than his left one. In you drawing,it feels like they have the same value. I would definetly focus in proportions and values for the next portait. Keep practicing! Cheers!