This one was hard, maybe I could of simplified a bit more ! Day 2 of drawing what do you think ?
Drew his face 3 times. 1st one before demo. 2nd one during the demo. 3rd by myself after the demo.
My attempt at the portrait before the demo. I feel like I got the overall goal of chiseling the planes and defining the values. It could just be refined a bit better and not as messy. But that comes with practice. I’m proud of this but please feel free to critique.
My first attempt at drawing this portrait, had trouble with the shapes a bit but I thought it came out alright, any feed black would be great 😃
Now that I'm watching the video, I feel so undisciplined. Will have to do it again will post update when finished.
I found it very challenging with the details of eyes & lips. The due I drew looks different with the reference (eyes are bigger & the lips look like he's smiling). It's also difficult to erase & change after already filling the value. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks
I sorta used the Loomis method to get the proportions on the face first and maybe should have just focused on more generalized shapes first
before watching the tutorial and after watching. I did the ver2 for about 2 hours. Used 4 pencil. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks
This is my second attempt at this project - Simplify portrait from observation. I did this again because when I saw the whole video again I noticed I didn't follow some instructions carefully, significant among them are : 1. Use only lines to define simple geometric shape 2. Starting with light shadow first, then working on light family - dark and light halftones and then at last core Shadow part. 3. Less detailing of shirt, making face more prominent. 4. Using 5 values only in a defined, sculpted form. 5. Trying to keep the proportion right with eye estimation. If you notice any other points, please feel free to give feedback/ criticisms. Eagerly want to learn.
Took two attempts at this, first time I probably spent 20 mins on the foundation/proportions, which after Stan's demonstration he noted he spent an hour and a half measuring! haha. So second time round I put a lot more time and effort into it, had to erase the left eye, and adjust the jaw line. I surprisingly struggled with placing 5 values and deciding whether something was half tone or shadow or black. Trickier than I thought! Open to criticism :) Thanks
This is my third attempt at this, first time with an untextured brush. Everytime I got up to do something else I found something that was off, so I had to force myself to stop eventually to move on lol. This was a lot harder than I was expecting, but I like the way this last one came out.
Used 4 pencils for this one. Couldn’t find my kneaded eraser, so with hand-smudge all over it was hard to get that crisp paper-white highlight value at the end. Tried to really mass the darks. Didn’t capture the really angular quality to his face.
Only used one pencil, but after watching the demo I realize I could have used a range. Definitely think the lights all need to be lighter. Got lazy with shading large areas, but I know that is a skill that takes patience to practice
Trying this out as a novice was crazy hard! Lots of hours of impatience, trial and error until I forced myself to let it go and finish. But hey, isn’t that what loving the process of drawing is all about (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖)? Best of luck to the rest of my classmates.
Hello ! On the right my first attempt (digital) and on the left my attempt on paper following the video! It's easier to get the values right digitally I think, but I have a lot to learn on how to use procreate. I would love to get some feedbacks! Have a nice day!
Posting the originals here, about to watch the demo and do some new ones after. Please feel free to give me some feedback :)
#help 1. why is he looking at me so reproachfully and sadly? :( 2. why are my strokes so wild? 3. the project only taught me one thing: Impatience. 4 I need new pencils. In more than 2 thicknesses 5 I turned him into an elf. :(((( Please tell me that those feelings are normal. Hopefully, I will make you proud by showing talent with flying boxes :)
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