Portrait Drawing Fundamentals

Course by Stan Prokopenko
Stan Prokopenko
Portrait Drawing Fundamentals
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bjork
HI I just started this course and really like it. I have never post any of my things but thought i would try it i hope i can get some CC thanks before hand :)
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bjork
thanks for pointing that out didnt notice that thanks =)
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davidangelo
Just a quick recommendation: Try to apply more perspective to the loomis head. Because iˋve noticed, that some of your construction lines arenˋt actually converging to a vanishing point on the horizon.
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yurishka
Hi, here are my latest portraits. Except for the last, all done on a small A5 sketchbook. What do you think ?
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Alexis Riviere
Proportions are off on the second portrait. The first one is better, but still, I'm making the head too tall each time. It might be caused by the fact that I'm not looking at my drawing exactly from the top. I'll try again later while being more careful about that.
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Alexis Riviere
Not much better. I guess I just need to fight this tendency to increase the height of the head by making it larger than I think it should be.
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yurishka
Hi, here is a portrait I did on watercolor paper (had fun with the pencil so did not paint it). Any critique ?
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Max Piech
Lip studies, cc appreciated. Reference attached
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Yu Chen
Here's a study I drew; the focus is on proportions and volumes. If any of you have some critique or some advice on what I should focus on next, I'd appreciate it!
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Pretty good,You definetly nailed the proportion and volume.I suggest now trying to shade the face and understanding the strcuture of the feature so you can describe the form correctly. (These two series are really good for that https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLflflDShjUKH4EfZyf0vuKEuqeqvlV0Qd https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR2KBLDDnZz0pHBiiyrqlOB3FU-W5XX1k)
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artseebella
Hello. I'm new here. Trying to navigate the 3D head. It only shows the side profile with the corresponding names, numbers. Or the numbers are hidden if I rotate the head. Any suggestions please?
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Sukhraj Bhangoo
Hello. Is Stan active with his students providing feedback and critiques? Or does he have any teacher's assistants that do so? Or are we on our own when it comes to judging our own progress, and catching our own mistakes as we progress through the course?
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Miyaa
you are pretty much on your own, I bought his lessons 5 years ago, no one is grading our homework or give us professional feedback
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anabellgutierrez
Hi! In your lessons do you provide types of tools that we will need before starting?
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Avinash
Charcoal on toned paper. Kindly share your critique
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Ghost Boy
URGENT CRITIQUE - Can someone verify if this makes sense? I am not using a reference, and I know I am a bit blind to errors - subtle and obvious. This is a commission, so if someone can help as soon as possible that would be great. (( Also, this is supposed to be Kid Cudi, if you can also help with capturing the likeness that would be much appreciated )) ((( ***psssstttt @Stan Prokopenko )))
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Stan Prokopenko
It looks like a strong lay in so far. Are you drawing him from memory?
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Martyna Zemlik
Hi friends! What do u think of it?
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Oscar
Looks pretty cool!
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Danie Sicilia
My first attemp. Portrait sketch, have plans to make it bigger... and better of course
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Avinash
Portrait study, Please do share you feedback. Attaching reference along with my artwork
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hopesama
hi there as you can see I start in strong blocking out the shapes fair enough and I am actually happy with it but as I continues past it I seem to forget an stage or rush it I don't really know what that results in ruining my practice and i don't seem to get it even with practicing over and over again what do you suggest ? tnx for your feedbacks 🙏
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Ghost Boy
I would suggest subscribing to Stephen Bauman's patreon. In my opinion, he demonstrates how to use value to bring out form better than any other artist I've seen. If you draw along with his live streams and follow the same steps he does from beginning to end (with your own reference), you'll make major progress and your patience will improve.
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Chris Bodary
After going through this course I wanted to do a finished piece in oil after doing Nicolai and Morgan in graphite. This course has helped me a lot, if there’s anyone reading this and debating if it’s worth it… put the time in and you won’t be sorry! I’m excited to learn more and keep grinding. I’m always open for advice and critiques, please feel free to share your thoughts. This is an 11x14 gesso primed canvas. One of the cheap value packs. Wishing now I used something with more quality…
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Chris Bodary
Also challenge of this was my reference was a photo taken of a photo posted on Facebook. So the quality was bad. Had to invent a lot of flesh tones and put in some anatomy that I knew was there but not able to see in the photo. Couldn’t have done it without this course. 👍🏼
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Manoo Murthy
I haven't yet done the lesson on the mouth, ears or hair, but I wanted the experience of taking an art piece from start to finish. Luckily I found this reference where the subject is behind a window. I was hoping for some general feedback and points of improvement. I am aware that the eyes are different sizes. This frustrates me and I need help on how to avoid this. I felt like I spent a long time measuring and working through the lay in (and checking it) but I still did not notice until it was too late. Any help on that or anything else would be appreciated.
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Ghost Boy
I would just spend an hour on 12 references, 5 min each, of just making sure that the placement of the eyes is correct, no rendering. Then, place your work over the reference and see how you did.
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chekdot
Attempt at a portrait. Would appreciate any feedback you may have on this.
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Lukas Schönsgibl
Hope to get some feedback 🙏 Tried some random faces out of insta in ink and tried to render it with hatching … thanks a lot!
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Matthew Medeiros
Quick post for some feedback on likeness and if there is anything I should be doing to make my drawings better @Stan Prokopenko @Bradwynn Jones @Stephen Bauman @Erik Gist
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Bradwynn Jones
Hi Matthew! Nice drawing so far and already looking like her a bit and the head tilt looks great. I think the main things are the thirds of the face measurements and the nose out of alignment with centerline of the head. Those two issues are throwing off the likeness. You did capture a good amount of likeness already from drawing the overall shape of her head well but the middle third of the face is changing her look. In the image I attached you can see this V like red shape from her middle upper lip running through the edge of each nostril. This cupid's angle is a quick way to check for issues in the portrait drawing. You can see that the left side of the cupid's angle is much farther from the eye than the other side is to its eye. So just need to double check the measurements of the thirds of the face and make the nose inline with the rest of the head. I think with those changes it will look like her much more.
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