Drawing the Loomis head.
Got a few pages of the Loomis Head down already. I'm somewhat getting the hang of it bit by bit
Attempted to copy draw the average Loomis Head. Please check. The ‘5’ is just something I’m using to mark how many heads I’m drawing throughout the course.
Hey guys! I bought today premium version of drawing a portrait! Haven't started watching yet but I draw a portrait before. I didn't try to copy exactly like it's on referance but I would like to know if there is something wrong? (I'm sure it is). I am very excited that this course include hair drawing because I don't really like the way I did it. I am trying to draw at least one portrait and I will post one after finishing this entire course. Please leave some feedback, I will appreciate it a lot :)
This looks really good. Very complete and carefully made. One thing that sticks out to me is the volume of the hair. The face proportions that you've drawn are within the realm of normal but because her puffy hair is small it gives the illusion of her forehead being much smaller. It would work if her hair was wet and slicked down against her skin but its actually very bouncy.
your drawing is close but you don't quite have the proportions of the overall head correct in relation to the photo. it is very important to have all of the features properly placed before adding detail and shading. It is a very good likeness, the Loomis method will help you nail it.
Hey I am new here. I have a question. In thi sdemonstration video, If the line from the ear to the brows and to the bottom of the nose go upwards, it indicates, that the person is looking up. But once the chin is drawn, it does not look like that anymore..
It might help if you posted pictures of what you are trying to describe.
In the first portrait (3 weeks ago) I applied the Loomis head for the first time. This morning I joined the portrait session again, but had to work more intuitively - I forgot ‘how to’ - ….. guess more Loomis study is necessary before I don’t have to think about how to use this technique.
and so it begins
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. :)
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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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?
I like that since the music is a live recording, every now and then you'll hear a cough from the audience.
Well, it is better than my normal stick figure....I think. Looked a lot better from the other side of the room lol
Here's my attempts.
My sketches using loomis method, thoughts?
Well done 😃
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?
THis is a very good point and its a noticeably different curve. Your drawing to me looks and feels more correct. The 3D model should be updated to reflect this to cause less confusion.
I also noticed :(
I also immediately noticed this. Is the one from 3d model more correct?
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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.
My draw along attempt. I stylized subconsciously cause that's what I'm used to doing. Otherwise I'm pretty happy, feedback is appreciated 😊
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😁
Srarted drawing looser. Drawings look like shit but it's more fun and faster.
please give me some critique. i want to master the first step before i move on
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
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. 😄
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?
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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