2023/12/4. Good evening everybody. Here's another expressions study. Thanks for any comment or critique. Good night.
2023/12/2. Good evening everyone. Here's another study of Elsa's facial expressions. This time I took a step back and tried to copy her expressions from some scenes in the films and shorts. There are some small differences in aspect ratios between older and newer films. However, I think I have finally understood the main anatomical peculiarities of Elsa's face. I will continue to do this exercise until the end of the month. I would be really grateful if you could give me some feedback on this. Good night.
2023/11/19. Good afternoon everybody. Here's the fourth and final piece that I will exhibit at the next exhibition scheduled at the National Art Center in Tokyo from 1 to 11 December is also ready: "Rachele" (oil on 30 cm tondo). Thanks for any comment or critique!
2023/11/17. Good morning everybody. Here's my third expressions sheet. Thanks for any comment or critique. Have a good weekend!
2023/11/8. Good afternoon everybody. Here's another sheet of Elsa's expressions (in the final version of Frozen 2). In this study I think I got closer to the original look of the character than the first one I made a few days ago. In some cases drawing the hair was a little tricky. I think I have a bad habit of drawing the hair too small especially in the upper and back area of the skull (I usually draw the entire skull of the mannequin and I probably make it too small and this causes the hair to also lack volume). The photos should be a suggestion and in some cases I changed the angle or orientation of the head a little to make Elsa more visible and expressive. For any opinion or suggestion leave a comment. It will help me improve it. Thanks to the whole community!!
2023/10/29. Good afternoon everybody. Here is the revised version of my previous expression study sheet. Thanks to Liandro's very important feedback I was able to expand some versions of the previous faces and push the design to the extremes. Thank you very much @Liandro, your professionalism and generosity are a great stimulus and encouragement for me to always do better!
Alla prima portrait in oil from a live model. The lighting was a bit flat, and coming slightly from below, but I think I still made the best I could of the conditions.
2023/10/28. Good morning everyone. as an exercise to improve my skills in drawing the character's expressions I used some photos and tried to reproduce the emotions expressed in each of them using a Disney character (there are no photos with very extreme head angles so in some cases I exaggerated the gesture like in the case of the head at the bottom right). I redesigned the character each time without using copy and paste except for the irises of the eyes. To emphasize the character's feelings, in some cases I made the hair more lively and agitated. In the case of characters from old 2D animated films there is a precise standard (even if in the various illustrations, TV sequels or illustrated books the character's design can change considerably). In the case of a character from a 3D film, finding a standard style is really difficult. I checked dozens and dozens of images from the internet and checked the art books of the two films that I have at home as well as the illustrated books on sale in bookstores. All the official character designers, Bill Schwab, Britney Lee, Jim Kym have a really different style: the nose, the shape of the face, the eyelashes and even the lips vary from artist to artist. I tried as much as possible to maintain the iconic traits to make the character recognizable. If you have any ideas on how to make this better I would be grateful if you could give me some suggestions. Thanks and sorry for such a long text. Have a nice weekend.
2023/10/11. Good morning everybody. I fixed the character design I posted few days ago and thanks to your suggestions it looks much better now (though her left eye in the 3/4 view still gives me some problems). Thanks a lot.
2023/10/7. Good evening everyone. This is a character design I'm working on these days. For the moment I have finished the basic look and I would like to know if I am proceeding correctly. To align the features of the face and hair I used guidelines. In particular I would like to know: 1) if the protagonist looks like herself in all three angles. 2) whether her eyes, particularly in the 45 degree shot, are in the right position and in the right proportions and perspective. 3) if the hairline is too high or the forehead is too wide. Obviously if there are other problems or mistakes please let me know. I know they are all very busy but if I could get some very kind and professional feedback especially from @Liandro, @Steve Lenze or @Martha Muniz who have already been really generous and helpful with their advice in the past, I would be really happy! Thank you!!!
2023/9/30. Good afternoon everybody. As promised here is my third work regarding character design from photos of ordinary people. In this third study I tried to incorporate some animal elements that seemed in line with the features of the people in the photos. Thanks for your comments or suggestions. Good Saturday.
2023/9/28. Good morning everybody. Here's my latest study sheet about character design. At this level (100) I tried to push the deforming process a little forward compared to my first attempt. To simplify the features of the face I used polygons and tried to keep the lines as clean as possible. I drew some characteristic of the face of the people in the reference pic pushing dimension and exaggerate the proportions. At the same time I payed attention to keep the sense of realism. I hope you like it. If you have any critique or suggestion please feel free leave a comment. Thanks!
2023/9/26. Good evening everybody. here's another quick illustration I made today. Thanks for your comments or critiques. See u tomorrow!
2023/9/26. Good morning everybody. Here's an exercise I'm doing to get better in character design. I decided to divide the exercise in 3 levels: 10, 100 and 1000. Each level represents how much I exaggerate the looks of the people in the pics. 10 is the lowest and the closest to reality and it's supposed to show the characteristic of the person without going too far from the original. Next one will be Lv. 100. Thanks for your comments or suggestions.
2023/9/22. Good evening everybody. Here's my new illustration made with pencil and color pencil brushes. Thanks and good night.
2023/9/19. Good evening everybody. Here's the first of a new series of illustrations, the first realized completely with "pencils" and "color pencil" brushes. Thanks for any critique or feedback.
2023/9/18. Good morning everybody. Here's my latest character face concept. Thanks for any advice that cold help me to improve it.
2023/9/16. Good afternoon everybody! Here's my daily character face concept. Thanks.
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