I'm closing in at the end of my 100 heads challenge and think I like the final render style I have developed. Looking for any feedback, my thoughts are if I should push my darks more to help the form or if I'm doing good right where I am? Thanks!
Hi guys, I am learning fundamentals of portrait and lighting as well. I do struggle with values, they are not clear, so I need your opinion. Thank you.🙂
You have a great start here! It looks like you need to push the shadows on the planes facing away from the light source (the side of the face and neck). If you're not confident yet start slowly by darkening those first. Right now you've established your darkest values in the corners in the eyes, nostrils and mouth, so keep those side planes a shade or two lighter.
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Hey Anthony, without the reference it's hard to comment on the rendering, but I will say your proportions and features look pretty good. Watch your placement of the mouth in relation to the nose, the distance looks a little long. The mouth should be 1/3 the distance from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the chin. Hope this helps :)
Thanks! I have noticed I do stretch the nose and mouth down in previous drawings too, but being aware of it has helped me too.
Looking great! midle one has great blacks, right one is good also. I would perhaps look at the overal value range but they look good to me.