Drawing ‘Morgan’
Drawing ‘Morgan’
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Drawing ‘Morgan’

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Drawing ‘Morgan’

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Marco Sordi
2022/12/2. First day of exhibition “Nanaten” yesterday, at National Art Center. Doors opened at 10:00 am and I had some minutes to take some pictures of my paintings ("Ritratto di giovane donna” and “Riflessi” before visitors filled the hall). Sorry for the quality of the images. Since the lights and the photographer (me) reflects on the plexiglass, the paintings are barely visible. Thanks and have a good weekend.
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Jesper Axelsson
Wow! What medium are they painted in?
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Isaiah
Congratulations Marco! I hadn't seen the one hanging on the left before. I am really admiring your rendering in physical media. Fantastic pieces! Right at home in a museum exhibit!
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squeen
Congratulations!
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Marco Sordi
2022/11/28. Starting the practice week with Loomis Method 30 mins exercise. Thanks and have a good Monday.
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Marco Sordi
2022/11/23. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s 30 mins warming up exercise. The chin is a little too ling and her left eye too much toward the right side of the portrait. Thanks for any comment or advice. Have a good day.
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Marco Sordi
2022/11/4. Good morning everybody. This is the Heracles I finished yesterday for charcoal class at my art school (7h30m). Thanks a lot for any comment or suggestion.
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Jesper Axelsson
Nice! What was your process like?
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/25. Good morning everybody. Hi everybody. This is my third and last video of my UI guidance/navigator Maria Kitajima. This time I explored new facial expressions combined with a little bit more complex movements of hands and fingers, with a final comical action and expression. I'm already working on a new animated illustration... in steampunk style! You can scan the QR code below or click the following link to my YouTube channel to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBu6WEQ5AbI If you want to share your impression and suggestion feel free to leave a comment. Thanks.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/23. Hi everybody. Bust of Hermes for me today (charcoal on MBM paper, 5 hours). Thanks.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/20. Good morning everybody. I fixed the body proportions of my preparatory study for my next painting. I also realized how much the eyes were off and so I completely erased them. I‘ll try to fix them tomorrow. Thanks.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/19. Good morning everybody. Still working on my next painting preliminary study. Torso and arms are definitely too big compared to the head. I’ll fix them tomorrow. Thanks and have a good day.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/18. Good morning everybody. While I am about to finish my third oil on canvas I have begun to study the next one. In this phase I try to become familiar with the subject, with the shapes and proportions. I analyze lights and shadows. This is a preparatory study on newsprint and Conte B. For a few days this will be my daily warm-up exercise. Thanks.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/14. Good morning everybody. Today my 30 mins warming up exercise became “50 mins warming up exercise”. I missed the left eye twice and it is still in the wrong position. The head is too long compared to the width and the chin is still too prominent. Thanks and have a good weekend.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/12. Hi everybody. Maria is back with a new short video. I added some simple movements of the arms, forearms and hands. You can click the URL or scan the QR code: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/Xxlmej2Qic0 I'm already working on the third and last video of my character Maria Kitajima, the veteran cabin crew chef instructor, who is supposed to be the virtual guidance to the UI of a tycoon game about an hypothetic space-flight company called Star Flight. Thanks for watching and if you have any advice or suggestion leave a comment below. Enjoy!
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/8. Good morning everybody. Here’s my 30 mins warming up exercise for today. The chin on the left side of the pic is a little too wide and her hair on her forehead left side is too low but I think that the general proportions are correct. If u find something wrong I didn't notice or if u have a suggestion or opinion please leave a comment. Thanks.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/5. Good evening everybody. This is my latest MTG card concept. It's not a "complete" portrait but since I paid particular attention to the proportion of the skull I hope you don't mind if I post it here. Any advice or suggestion to improve it is welcome. Thanks in advance and good night.
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Marco Sordi
2022/10/3. Good morning everybody. This is my today’s 30 minutes warming up exercise (that I've extended to 40 this time cause I couldn’t finish it in time). Thanks and have a good week.
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Crystal Blue  (she/her)
Very nice form! The only changes I'd make to it would be with the hair strands, remember that gravity will pull them straight down, so they won't have the same tilt as the face does =)
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Marco Sordi
2022/9/27. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s warming up exercise. Thanks for any comment or advice.
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Alice Schiff
I really enjoy your drawings. Today I wonder how the the headshape look. Itcould be at the area above the ear. Thank you very much for sharing your work! ❤
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squeen
great reference image!
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Ilza Lima
Hello, this is my first portrait after completing the first part of my course. Could you please give a feedback? Thanks
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Mike Karcz
I think his eyes may be a tad too big. Overall I think it looks great.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Ilza Lima, congratulations on completing🎉! And nice drawing! You have captured much of the likeness and I think you've used the shading well to show the three dimensionality of the head. I'll do my best to help you further: - I think you might appreciate this video Mind-Blowing Realistic Shading Tricks. In it Dorian Iten talks about the importance of having a clear separation of light and shadow. By simply darkening the shadows, especially at the ear in this case, you can bring even more three dimensionality to your drawing. - If you're looking for other courses as well, I would strongly recommend the Figure Drawing Fundamentals course. In it you'll learn important concepts like gesture and structure, that can bring your drawings to the next level. If you want to learn more about shading, Dorian Iten has a course The Shading Course – Fundamentals of Realism, Light & Shadow which is great. (It's also avaiable on his website with a monthly subscription https://www.theshadingcourse.com) I would especially take a look at his lesson on How to Organize Values . You can get that lesson for free in the Proko Course Sampler. Hope this helps :) Keep up the good work!
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Marco Sordi
2022/9/16. Good evening everybody. Since I had my painting class this morning I didn’t have time to make my daily warming up exercise. So today my 30 mins portrait became a good night exercise. Thanks and… good night 😴🌙
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Jesper Axelsson
Nice! It would be nice if you added some dark halftones to turn the forms. It might also help to make lines facing the light, lighter, to make the illusion of light hitting the forms even clearer, without having to add tone. (Lots of "light" in that sentence 🤣) Cheers!
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Marco Sordi
2022/9/12. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s 30 mins warming up exercise. Thanks for any comment or advice. Have a good week.
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Marco Sordi
2022/9/7. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s 30 mins warming up exercise. I wonder when I will be able to get rid of this bad habit of stretching noses and torsos… The tip of the nose is too low and so mouth and chin aren't in the right spot. Thanks for any comment or advice.
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sesqui
Firstly, it looks good! I think the proportional issue here may come from your drawing the face at less of an inclination than in the reference. This is something I have a strong tendency to do - a face is tilted, but my brain wants to pull it more straight on. (I do this for horizontal turns too, which leads to some goofy looking stares!) On your drawing, the distance from base of nose to eyebrow is pretty much equal to that from the eyebrow to the hairline, which is also the case on the reference. I think these sections have just ended up stretched a bit vertically. I hope this helps.
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Jesper Axelsson
Nice! Doing Dorian Iten's accuracy exercises (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMX3K3YMbd8&t=7s) might help. They helped me a lot. I did them as a warm-up for a month, eyeballing as much as possible, then brought with me the habit of marking top bottom left and right in my anatomy studies. He also has an Accuracy - A Drawing Guide (bought separately here: https://www.dorian-iten.com/accuracy/) that could help. It might also help to empathize more with the forms as you draw them, similarly to how you feel the pose in a gesture drawing. If you imagine touching her nose with you pencil as you draw it, your imagination might give you a hint that you're placing it too low. Hope this helps :)
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Marco Sordi
2022/9/1. Good morning everybody. Here’s my today’s warming up exercise exercise. Thanks for any comment or advice. Have a good day.
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Ron Kempke
Compared to the model, lines through the eyes and the mouth corners are not parallel in your drawing and they diverge slightly as they recede. Try adding the features over a simplified construction drawing to assure correct alignment.
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