Drawing ‘Morgan’

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Leon
Hi all, I made this as the final assignment and referenced the image more than following Stan's video. (also used the Loomis Method for structure). Let me know if you have feedback at all. How do you structure the darker shades of hair? From my laptop (which has a dodgy screen lol), it all looks black and therefore I would have to design the hair better (as opposed to what I did). Thanks in advance for any help!
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Roland Karafa
Hi all! I made this drawing but somehow i could not get the lips right (and probably many other things :D ) please help me what do i do wrong? Thank you.
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John Harper
Hey Roland, great attempt. Isn't it interesting how much we learn when we attempt something like this? For me, it takes two or three such tries before I really start to understand the subject. If this was my drawing, I would follow an old Architecture design trick I used to do back in the college days. That is, I would put the drawing a fair distance away from me. Then, squinting at the drawing (or in my case taking my glasses off), I would try to interpret my creation from a "fuzzy" perspective. Evaluating the relationships of ambiguous shapes helped me judge if my drawing made sense from a design perspective.
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John Harper
Good try. I can't tell you the number of times that my "first-attempt" helped me see better and when I tried again, made the drawing all that more successful. I would spend more time on the hair. It feels flat.
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Erin Kakazu
Hi Rolland, The hair looks stunning I can tell you spent a lot of time on it, and the values are shaping up really nicely. Another thing that might help is that the lips from corner to corner would be a bit wider. When we smile the corners of our mouths are pulled outward towards the bottom of the ears and up towards the eyes because of the different muscles and this can pull the corners almost as far as the outer corner of the eye. As far as the eyes and nose and overall head shape they look really good and solid. I might also do a mini study of the mouth using the bloated Tuna can that stan mentions in his portrait video on lips. :) But overall It looks really good.
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Shelvs Fleurima
Help me please with the lips and general silhouette, this is a two hours study.
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Chris Bodary
just have to erase the area and measure/ compare/ plumb line the lips. Start big landmarks and block in that “tuna can”
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Marco Sordi
2021/10/9. I finally fixed it (^^;)
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Marco Sordi
2021/10/8. Hi all. Here's my new digital portrait. Any advice or help to improve it is welcomed. Maybe I should push the values and dark them a little bit more (especially on her right side). Thanks and have a good weekend.
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Christopher Alaimo
This is really nice!
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Jesper Axelsson
Nice! Really like the style! - I think the eyes (or the white of the eyes) might be a little big (unless it's part of the style) - I think you have a lot of room to show more form. Try to paint with the planes of the head in mind (see this video for a refresher https://www.proko.com/lesson/painting-the-head-from-imagination-lighting-without-reference-with-marco-bucci/notes ), while keeping it subtle to capture her feminine look . You could also show more form by increasing the contrast between light and shadow. A too low contrast might result in a flat lit-look. Hope this helps :)
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/27. Hi All. This is my latest portrait. It still seems too flat to me. Any idea or advice to make it better? Thanks.
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Chris Bodary
Increase the contrast, a darker background will really make it pop more and feel like there is a lot of “space” behind her. Probably all it needs to add a 3dimensionality. You rendered and turned the form well.
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Michael Millan
You're really close as far as proportion. I think her right eye is a bit large so that pushed her face to the wider side. So her mouth is a bit more to the right which could be the aftermath of the right eye. Other than that, Fantastic job!! Keep it up!
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Scott Gordon
Nice stuff! The hair, eyes, structure and shape are really great! The main area I would say is the forehead. I'm no expert, but consider the planes that are there and where the light is in relation to them. Try increasing the tone from right to left, whereby the left will end with the strong highlight as in the reference image. Good stuff! Keep it up!
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Jule Hollstein
Here is my version of the portrait. :) I would appreciate any feedback :)
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dastan nia
great. need to more practice on hair
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Peter Anton
Looks great! Shape and value are great, and so I'd say you can focus on improving your edges. The shadows look like they transition too abrubtly on the left side of the face, and watch your outlines if realism is your goal (especially on the light side of an object). There are some really hard edges on the left side of the mouth and left eye that could be softened
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Shelvs Fleurima
Wow this is amazing
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chekdot
Attempted a digital sketch of Morgan. Please do share your feedback or critiques.
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Happy Bean
I think there are some issues with your structure. Here are a few things I noticed: -The right eye is too big, while the left eye is too small -The eyes don't appear to be looking in the same direction because the ovals of the irises have different proportions. One is much narrower than the other -The eyes, eyebrows, bottom of the nose and mouth are not aligned. They should be fairly parallel. -The right eyebrow seems to merge into a shadow in a way that makes it look too big and misplaced. It also makes her look angry, I think, while in the photo her eyes are very calm
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Marco Sordi
2021/9/4. Hi everyone. This is my first digital portrait. Well... I did my best (^^;) If u have any comments or advice please leave a comment below. Thanks and have a good day.
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Joakim lof
Nice work Macro! :) I think you're doing well structurally in your work, and, while you should never stop working to improve that part of the process, I think you should also look towards light/color theory for these colored portraits. Overall I agree with the feedback you've gotten so far in this post. One thing I notice (personally) is that your color choices (especially for her face and hair) for both light and shadow feel a bit like you're mostly changing the shade and tint of the local colors to show light and shadow (that is, using your local color and mixing in white to make it lighter or black to make it darker). In reality though color moves a lot more than that due to the intensity and color of the lightsource itself along the color of the surrounding objects the light has hit and bounced off of before hitting your subject. Another thing that will influence the color of your subject are the materials of your subject matter and how light interracts with those materials. For skin, one thing you could look up is subsurface scattering and the material properties of skin and the tissue underneath if you haven't already, I am linking some helpful videos by Marco Bucci, and there's also a course on color here on Proko by the same artist. I haven't joined that course yet myself, so I can't say what's in it, but I know Marco Bucci is excellent with color and the videos in his youtube channel are really good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLQ0cDb4cE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fLV5ezO64w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYtGh2xTAlg https://www.proko.com/course/the-color-survival-guide/overview Hope this helps!
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Atharva Lotake
Hello there! I just want to say WOW! The likeness is spot on and THIS IS YOUR FIRST DIGITAL PAINTING?!! I mean you have a really good start. I hope you didn't trace though. Just saying it cause it's soo good. DISCLAIMER- The below feedback is just my opinion and only concerns this piece and not you as a person. So please take it positively and not personally. Anyway, I did a quick paint over and I spotted some things that I would like to point out. 1. Skin- The rendering of the skin is too light. Skin is much darker than we think it is. I see this mistake in a lot of artists. Even I struggled with it for a long time. Don't think that just because she is white means her skin will be completely white. Light doesn't work like this. There will be shadows and dark areas as well where the light cannot reach. So consider darkening the skin in your next painting. 2. Light- Your shadows are not in place. Meaning there is shadow on the beanie. There is shadow on the clothing but there is no shadow on the face. The face is a 3D object just like everything else and light will interact with it in the same way it interacts with other objects so shade it that way. 3. Detail- Every painting should have a focal point and generally, in a portrait you want the focal point to be the face and so it should be detailed that way. In your painting everything (beanie, hair, and clothes) else except for the face is detailed. Make sure to put the time in to add the details to the face and consider not detailing the other elements all that much. 4. Saturation and Contrast- Your piece is a bit too dull and lifeless. Put some life into it by bumping up the saturation and contrast. I have attached my paintover below for you to refer to. Summarizing my feedback intro one sentence- Darken the skin, Show form by adding lights and shadows, Detail only the focal point and leave everything else, Put some life into it by bumping up the saturation and contrast, and last but not least Don't take it personally and Have fun! Hoping to see more of your amazing work!
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Henrique Cardoso
That is a really good piece of art. You captured well her expression. The only advice I can give to you is to try to work on your shadows. The colors are almost completely flat. Note that the lightning is coming from left. So there is a smooth shadow on her right cheek.
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Christopher Alaimo
Here's another shot, corrected expression slightly
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Shelvs Fleurima
I cannot stop saying thank you. 8 months ago I was draw hideous monsters now at list I can draw things that actually looks like people
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Atharva Lotake
Hello guys, I finally completed the Portrait Fundamentals last assignment and I am pretty happy with the results. What do you guys think about the piece. I wanted some help with the ribbon tied under her chin. Somehow it doesn't fell right to me and it looks like its flat and not three dimensional. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to help me out. Have a good day!
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cricket_caspian
Holy wow! I’m scrolling through everyone’s artwork and this is amazing!! I love to see everyone’s art it just shocks me how good everyone is. :D
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i did a couple of changes with the ribbon. so i hope that it helps. i would recommend that you look at the og picture then yours then the alt that i did for you and just compare them and the difference to the ribbons
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jdn
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dont worry buddy i got your back i just need a minute
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Chris Bodary
Getting better. More to do.
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cricket_caspian
Wow, that’s great!!
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Grant H
Only three weeks ago you posted this drawing, asking about the hair. This new portrait has so much improvement on everything, including the hair, it's crazy to think the time difference was less than a month. Very nice, keep going. I look forward to see what's to come.
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John Carter
Chris, really nice! The features look solidly placed.
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Vengat K B
hi, I have done my best for this portrait. give me sun feedback please .what things I need to focus on.
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Bradwynn Jones
You did great in lining up the features on the same horizontal tilt. It looks like you are thinking about the alignment of the features and that is great! Focus now on getting the correct tilt of the head by running a line through the pupils for example to see that angle of tilt. Your head tilt is off but you lined up the features all together which is good. Just focus on getting the tilt correct before lining up all the features together. That will help a lot. After that make sure to measure the thirds of the face. Her bottom third is too long in relationship to the middle and top third of the face. Hope that helps!
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Alec Brubaker
Hi Vengat, Joao has some made some great points you should take note of! I'll also say that even before value in importance however, is proper attention to the drawing. Great values can't make up for wrongly placed and proportioned shapes. Be sure to take note of the angles of features in your reference and make sure your understanding them correctly! For instance, her eyes are shooting off at a different angle than her mouth/nose/chin/brow. Take note of the distances between those features as well. The face is typically divided into close 3rds, those being the hairline to the brow ridge, the brow ridge to the bottom of the nose, and the bottom of the nose to the chin. You have her hairline/brow and brow/nose 3rds accurately measured, but have given her a significantly big chin! And that then throws off whe placement and size of her mouth. So always always always make sure you have the placement and proportion of the elements of your drawing correct, even if it takes you several attempts!
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João Bogo
Nice effort, Vengat. Right now, I feel that what you should focus more is in value and structure. Although the proportions are not spot on (bottom third is too big and there's a few mistakes here and there), they're in an acceptable range size-wise. However the light/dark arrangement is too flat. The hair stands out but the rest is too similar in value. I think that you're starting to understand the forms but you're unsure of how dark or light things should be in relation to each other. I would like to advise you to really study how light works. Pay close attention specially in separating the light from dark (2 value stage of the drawing). That's what's gonna carry the most the illusion of form. Familiarize yourself with your tools also. Know how much dark your pencil can get and which values you can extract out of it. If you need help with theory these videos can help you: https://www.proko.com/course-lesson/shading-light-and-form-basics/assignments https://www.proko.com/lesson/top-5-shading-mistakes/discussions https://www.proko.com/lesson/mind-blowing-realistic-shading-tricks/assignments With these free videos and a lot of practice you'll probably be fine. But if you want to go deeper you can try Steven Zapata's or Dorian Iten's course. Keep practicing and best regards
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Bryan Wisri
Some of the portraits and sketches I've done based on the course material. Critique is appreciated.
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DuDung Tak
Not too proud of this one, I wasn't patient enough to fully shade and render the face, and I found myself rushing the piece when it requires care. As I feel more dreaded than motivated to finish this piece, I'll consider it done for now. I finished covering all the materials on this course, and its clear I'll probably revisit them again and again! I would appreciate any feedback on the lay-in part, which I did put some time to make it accurate.
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Bradwynn Jones
Your features look really good! They are just on a different tilt line than the reference. Try to draw that far side nostril peaking out. Most times if I see the far side earlobe just barely peaking out from the head I will skip it. However with the far side nostril it's better to use it to help anchor the nose to the face and show perfective. Master Stan does this wonderfully on this drawing and he and other teachers I had at Watts Atelier back in the day always stressed that technique. Another little quick trick for the lip lay-in is to draw an overall rhythm of the upper lip then use a c curve or v shape for the upper center of the cupid's bow. This overall initial lay-in rhythm line helps the lips feel like they are wrapping around the mouth cylinder. You made a good drawing and just watch out for the head tilt angles is all. I still have to double check myself on that. Great work!
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warpig9k
i think you want to make a bit more shading from the dark side into the lights to make it transition and blend better. specifically on the cheek. Right now it looks like a hard line from dark to light. Its a solid drawing overall in my opinion though. You should jump back into it.
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Julia Whitenight
Why the dread?
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Shelvs Fleurima
Portrait study,
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Sketcher Ameya
1st one is good but you need to improve little and I think you can do it Shelvs
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Shelvs Fleurima
This is my practice study after completing this class. I will take the whole year and just focus on the face. Because no matter how bad those sketches are, I was much worst. Thank you PROKO.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Shelvs Fleurima.Nice drawing! It´s great to see that you´re aware of the skull beneath. Congratulations on completing the class!!! "I will take the whole year and just focus on the face." May I suggest something. The Portrait Drawing Course is a great place to start, but it´s also lacking some teaching in the fundamentals that are going to make you´re drawings soar. It´s great to hear your anthusiasm and determination to work on the face, but I believe what you need now is some deeper understanding of form and shading that you´ll have to go to other courses for. While continuing to work on faces since that´s something you love, I would recommend taking the Figure Drawing Fundamentals course and Dorian Iten´s the Shading Course. These two course, eventhough not specificaly focused on drawing faces, will give you the core fundamentals that are going to take your portraits to the next level. I hope this was helpful, Keep up the good work :)
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Sketcher Ameya
Good Shelvs . Keep practicing
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Shelvs Fleurima
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Sketcher Ameya
Good man . Keep going
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Marco Sordi
2021/7/1. Hi everyone. Here's my charcoal (Conte B 1710) full drawing for this week. Thanks and have a good day.
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Bradwynn Jones
Nice drawing Marco! Try pushing the form shadows a bit darker up over the cheek bone and the start of the temporal line for example. Oh and also get the cast shadow from the bottom lip a darker too. Looking beautiful!
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Lesly Farran
good job! Why are you asking for help?
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Jake Lee
Hi Marco, I'm by no means a master but I hope this helps you out. The shading on the left side of the portrait is really nice. You've got a very soft shading style and great control of the pencil for that rounding of the form, reminds me of Stephen Bauman's work. Your features still look quite linear though and flatten out the drawing. For example, the eye lids are reading more like a line drawn over the top of the eye rather than the folding of skin creating volume. And the complex but beautiful forms of her lips here are being simplified into a more general lip shape. I think going back and investing more time in Stan's videos on the features would be good. In particular paying attention to how he constructs the forms and maps/designs his shadow shapes. John Vanderpoel's drawings are also a must for great feature work. The hair is very light when compared to the reference. In fact the whole drawing could probably benefit from you opening up the value range and really getting those deep darks out of the Conte. It'll give you more room for intricate shading of the halftones too. All that being said I can really feel the care you've put into this drawing. You should be proud of this effort!
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