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Riley Method Experiments
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John Carter
Hi all– I gave the Riley Abstraction method a go today and thought I'd share. Using naturally occurring rhythm lines, this method helps you build an abstraction to see where you might have gone wrong in your drawing. It helps with placing the features correctly. Check out Court Jone's course on caricature for more on this. I've uploaded the four steps I went through using the method: Without reference, I started with a rough sketch (1), put that on a light box and cleaned it up a bit (2), and then drew an abstraction over that (3). I put that on a light box and drew the final sketch over that (4). I'm also including another example of the same portrait but with slightly different proportions for a new character. I think the final is a better proportioned drawing than the original rough, but the act of redrawing took some of the life out it. But that's my lack of skill. It's a good method and worth your time to give it a go. :-) Anyway, comments and critiques are encouraged and welcomed. -Cheers!
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Warren Bonett
Nice work John. I don’t think it’s lost any life really, but definitely has a different personality. Nice line work too.
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John Carter
Thank you Warren :-)
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Jeremias Fritsch
haha i´d like to critique here but those rawing are rally cool so you just get a compliment ;)
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John Carter
Thanks Jeremias! Love your paintings :-) -Cheers!
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