Loomis Method – Real-Time Demo
Loomis Method – Real-Time Demo
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Portrait Drawing Fundamentals

The Loomis Method

Loomis Method – Real-Time Demo

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Loomis Method – Real-Time Demo

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Stan Prokopenko
Drawing the Loomis head.
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Mark Manthorpe
Various studies on drawing the Loomis head. 1st image focuses on the turning of the head. 2nd image focuses on changing the proportions of the Loomis head. 3rd and 4th a focus on drawing the skull using my skull in the office. 5th and 6th is still a focus on the Loomis head at extreme angles. Any comments and feedback is appreciated. :)
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Thieum
Great heads and skulls! You managed to turn them very well without deforming them. Maybe a little thin jaw on some of your 3/4 skulls but it can depend on the morphologies.
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Brian Poucher
Nitpick - wouldn't the minor axis of the ellipse left from the cut taken from the sphere be parallel to the feature lines (x-axis?) as opposed to the head's depth dimension (z-axis?)? Does it really matter?
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RONALD HINTON
They change so much stuff I don’t know where the f…to find anything it use to be easy to download can’t find how now
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William Horton
I like that since the music is a live recording, every now and then you'll hear a cough from the audience.
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Doug Long
Well, it is better than my normal stick figure....I think. Looked a lot better from the other side of the room lol
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Dean Kubina
Here's my attempts.
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Justyna Orlińska
My sketches using loomis method, thoughts?
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Charlotte Bech
Well done 😃
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Nigel Tantrum
Comparing "Loomis Method Real Time Demo" to "3D Model: The Loomis Head" there would seem to be a difference. In the demo the a line goes from chin to the centre of the ear plane, whereas in the 3D model the same line goes to the end of the brow line. Is this a choice, is one preferred?
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sark
4mo
I also immediately noticed this. Is the one from 3d model more correct?
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Pali Espinosa
Dear Nigel, I think this is a Reilly rythm used in the loomis method. Imagine the face as a plate that stems from the cranial mass, the rythm you notice that turns towards the ear plane actually suggests the division of planes on the face. For more reference youtube Reilly method for the face.
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lifeflame
I really enjoyed this real time video as I’m basically copying what is on screen at the same time. I look forward to when we get to the features- I felt like I was winging it there.
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Melissa Gebauer
My draw along attempt. I stylized subconsciously cause that's what I'm used to doing. Otherwise I'm pretty happy, feedback is appreciated 😊
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gabriel habiashvily
Hey there, before i start to even comment you should know im just a student, but your attempt is very good whene considering proportion, as you mensioned, you styelised it, and you are secssesfull in doing that, the only thing i would recomend, is for you to work on the lines abit, thou i understend the drawing is styielized, the lines themselfs feel a bit out of place, concider trying to improve on their qulity otherways, your drawing is well done in my eye(whiche are not professional by any means) So ya, sorry this is so long, just keep drawing, you are doing great😁
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James Burnette
Srarted drawing looser. Drawings look like shit but it's more fun and faster.
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danica1
please give me some critique. i want to master the first step before i move on
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João Bogo
Hey, Danica I feel that you work really hard on these. But i'm seeing a few issues that I would like to comment. First is that I think that you understand the process but you're not really grasping the concept of volumetric drawing. Mostly your lines are not always converging to the right place and I feel that you're still not confident on your lines. Which is fairly common in the beginning. Another thing that you're not measuring correctly. Your heads are often too short, the ellipses in side are too small and the chins are too narrow. There's a few exercises that can help you drawing better heads like drawing boxes and drawing spheres and dividing them in the middle. They'll help you understand perspective in a more intuitive way. Also a shortcut: Use the 3-d model as reference or a real model of the Loomis head. If you're constantly drawing from reality you can draw a good head even if you don't understand perspective yet. And is nice to have an answer key readily available. You're in the right way, keep drawing. Best regards
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Turtle
I plan to redo this with charcoal soon. I'm hoping by the end of this course I'll understand how to draw the more uncommon angles of the head and stop with the cartoon eyes and crooked noses. 😄
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James Burnette
My first drawing in portrait drawing fundamentals. How do you guy's approach your studies? Do you keep drawing the same lesson until you can do it blind folded with a Chihuahua chewing on your leg. When is it time to move on to the next lesson?
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Erin Kakazu
Hi James, one way for studying that has helped me is to break down a drawing even further. I ask myself first what do I like about the work I’ve done and what do I want to improve. I then do a study of the part I didn’t do as well as I would have liked. This study usually includes looking for or making additional reference. Then I look at many different types of tutorials on the subject from many different artists, and then I draw that particular thing again from the same angle and then multiple different angles. Then at the end I ask myself do I understand why the first one didn’t turn out right and do I know how to fix it? If I do know then I move on to the next thing. If not I take a break and then try it again the next day. Also some times if I have a hard time seeing issues in my work I’ll take a picture of it and mirror it so it’s flipped horizontally the other way. This makes the image look new to the brain and it makes mistakes easier to spot if I’ve been working on something so long that I can’t tell any more what’s right and wrong. I am sorry this is long and I hope it helps.
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Danie Sicilia
drawing skulls, any feedback is appreciated
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11mo
I like these, especially the edge contrast between the hard cast/occlusion shadows and the softer half-tones and form shadows. My immediate suggestion for improvement would be to darken the shadows (and also the half-tones a little bit), especially the cast/occlusion shadows. Hope this helps :)
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connie z
Hello guys, may I have critique? I am just getting into art. The heads look kinds of off to me and would like some helpful feedback on them. Thanks! :)
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Dante Leão
You are having trouble tracing the central line on the contour of the face, the moment you start adding the features the portrait is going to look very squished and off center. The bottom right loomis head is the only one you actually got right, try and replicate it on your next heads.
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Trey Stewart
Not gonna lie. The loomis head has been a struggle for me. Specifically the side plane and the minor axis. Whenever it comes to cylinders in drawing objects or environments I don’t have a problem and the perspective off whatever I’m working on is correct. With the heads though it is a struggle. This is my most recent sketch after watching this video. Honestly it’s the first face I’ve done that ‘works’. The other one is an example of how these tragedies normally turn out.
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Phoenix Olivia
I have question but not sure where to post it so I'll put it here and hopefully Stan will answer. I don't understand how the generic, technical image of a perfectly proportioned head and face turns into the likeness of a real person. How do you go from the academic looking drawing to a real person's face? I hope I'm clear. Any help with answering this would be greatly appreciated.
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Denee Johnson
I dislike that the lessons go back to 0% complete, the second you rewatch videos
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