Portrait Drawing Fundamentals

Course by Stan Prokopenko
Stan Prokopenko
Portrait Drawing Fundamentals
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Martyna Zemlik
Hi friends! What do u think of it?
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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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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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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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Shelvs Fleurima
Having a bit of fun. OMG this class took me so far in 6 months
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Matthew Medeiros
Looking for feedback. This is from a super cool reference from @Stephen Bauman Charcoal pencil on newsprint. I know the ear is small and I dont like the shading on the neck. Anything else you guys can critique? I feel like I lost a lot of femininity along the way. What's good? Whats bad? How to improve? @Bradwynn Jones @Erik Gist @Stan Prokopenko @Jeffrey Watts
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Bradwynn Jones
Hi Matthew! Beautiful reference shot. Good work so far and I know a couple of things you could do to bring back her femininity. You pretty much nailed her Gonial Angle of the jaw. Nicely done. Her ear is too small though. One thing to help see the proportions of the ear and other features is to think of the head being inside a box and check the vertical and horizontal alignment of the features. See images attached here. Place all features on a similar tilt. A way to increase feminine characteristics is to look for the Ogee Curve and show it as is or even push it a bit more. Check the angle from tip of nose to mid-line of chin. Correcting that will help the most I think. Many times when we lose the feminine look to our portrait its related to drawing the Gonial Angle wrong and making it more masculine. In this case you got it perfect. Hope that helps. Good work. I look forward to seeing more of your portraits!
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Peter Hale
Does anyone have tips of getting the hair darker without loosing all the detail. And general tips for the shading on the face.
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squeen
Here's an attempt (from imagination) using the Loomis proportions and Stan's tips for eyes and lips. I'll love some help/advice. One thing I do know is I drew it too small originaly (in pencil).
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squeen
Oh! I also watched Steve Huston's course on how to draw the face and enjoyed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T7cDY7YDsg
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Saleh Aljibreen
Hi, is there a certificate for this course ?
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Ibrahim El Shazly
Some portraits I've done from reference, critiques are appreciated!
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Rob doyle
Can we see the reference?
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Matthew Medeiros
Looking for critiques. Also I feel like if you look at my other posts my style is so inconsistant. How normal is that for a beginner? What helps with that? @Stan Prokopenko @Bradwynn Jones @Erik Gist @Jeffrey Watts
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Matthew Medeiros
Thanks. Tht all make sense. I appreciate the feedback. In my mind I know all these things but when someone points them out is when I realy realize my problems
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Ibrahim El Shazly
Don't worry about style at this stage. Look at the tilt of her head, in your drawing her head sits straight down on her neck while in the reference you can see the head tilting to the side, countering the neck's twist. More importantly, there is a pretty big proportional issue with her jaw too, on your drawing it looks too deep and angular making her more masculine than she really is. The vertical placement of the features is mostly correct, but the forehead is too flat making it almost impossible for you to carve a depression for the eyes to sit in. Overall you did a pretty good job, try drawing some skulls from different angles to improve your head construction, the moment you begin thinking in planes your work will look much better
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Thomas Myrberg
Been watching Stan's videos for many years now and it has helped me improve a whole lot in many ways. Here's a watercolor painting I made of Elisabeth Olsen from WandaVision in her 70s look. Hope you like it ^^
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shrddhabhuju
I got started with potrait drawing with proko about a month ago. I really enjoyed drawing this cause the face had so many forms to draw. I cannot think doing any better more than this. How can I make this even better? Thanks
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Devon Calhoun
Hey everyone! glad to be apart of this great community, I'm studying the loomis method and I'm adding the skull to the ball just for structural purposes. a bit frustrated with the previous attempts but this one I spend some time on, I have not studied the anatomy of the skull yet but I'm sure things would be alot more clear once I do. Would love some critique 😁
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Ibrahim El Shazly
The nasal bone should project off the plane of the glabella, your maxilla and jaw are pretty flat too, try using ellipses as guidelines to feel their turn in space. Still, your did a pretty good jaw at carving out the side plane of the skull and jaw from the front!
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