Day 1 - Blocking In Values and the Big Impression
The image is pale, Do you say at 1:07:5 that you lower all the values to facilitate the modeling the form?
I would have appreciated a downloadable image of the model photographed from the same point of view you used. The outline and the values would have been the same and it would have been easier to see the adjustments you have chosen to make.
As I'm watching this block in step I can't help but compare the drawing to the photo presented in the video. I specifically noticed that the planes of the face you've drawn have more sense of depth or perspective than the photo. Sort of pushing the frontal planes of the face forward? In the photo I (think) I'm seeing face as a lot flatter with less foreshortening in areas. Is this just because of the focal length of the photo vs. life or is the sense of depth something you intentionally strive for (maybe exaggerate) in your block-in? Would you recommend trying to compensate for some of the limitations in photos if we don't have the luxury of working from live models?
Hey Stephen, I'm wondering if you have any advice on how you go about the direction of hatching as you block in the values and then proceed to shade? Is it a matter of becoming more familiar with the anatomy of the face as well as intuiting the forms on the model's face? I feel like whenever I shade I end up over-rendering and it doesn't flow properly, especially in the middle of the cheeks and forehead where forms are more subtle as they are facing the viewer. I am focusing on blocking in values and forms more lightly in the beginning which has been very helpful as I can be a bit heavy handed and move too quickly. This is a great course and I appreciate all the insights and advice throughout!
Hi.thank you for this great Class. I just noticed that in the first video, several sentences were repeated. I love the new website much more fun to use.