Intuitive Portrait Sketching with the Loomis Method – Part 3
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I found a face online to practice the method with. Since I was working digitally, I was able to save copies of my Loomis head build as I was working on it and place them next to one another.
Drawn along with a few stops in between. Did try to adjust lines for Lucy but the basic design ( lay-in?) wasn’t good enough for that. But this is a fun exercise!
I really have enjoyed the class so far. Stan talks about imagining the Loomis head as he tries to draw the head more intuitively. I'm wondering, for those of us who don't have it down so well yet, can we fade the use of the Loomis head? I was thinking about whether you could just stop drawing the full structure step by step? If the steps are: ball, side planes, brow angle, thirds, centerline, jawline. What is the easiest to fade first? What would be the last thing?
Looks like Lucy deserves the non-intuitive way 😉 Overall great demonstration. It is exciting to see how fast we can figure out the volumes and draw the shapes with this technique. From the point of view of the guy climbing the Dunning-Kruger curve like me, it is empowering!
After many days of Loomis heads, I had to go in with more details. Here is my portrait of Lucy Liu. I am happy with the result, I think I achieved a likeness. I am happy for any advice how I could improve my drawing skills. Thank you!
Thanks Proko! this short format for various lessons is incredibly convenient for me. Nice bite size chunks that allow me to progress and practice. If I find something I like, I can usually take the larger course and focus in that area. Keep up the great work!