Kristina Razum
Kristina Razum
Sweden
Freelance illustrator specializing in fantasy and portraiture.
Kristina Razum
Alucard from Castlevania. Working on values with this one.
2021 05 31 Alucard3 bw2
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Graciela Hinojosa
Nice job! I like how you didn't use lines to define the expression, just the values, and kids are quite tricky to paint!
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Kristina Razum
Oh, thank you for noticing! Yup, I've been trying to get away from lines and let the values do the work. :)
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eleftheria_arts
this one is obviously a disgust. good one, easily definable
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Kristina Razum
Yes, I call this piece "Ew" XD Thank you!
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Kristina Razum
I want to get good at painting and drawing all kinds of expressions and would love to get some feedback from you guys on this recent one XD
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Kristina Razum
It sure is a conundrum, I guess all you can do is whatever feels right at the moment. If you feel like working on a single piece for a month then do it. If you want to do quick sketches then do that. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
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Kristina Razum
Thank you for these awesome resources Aiden!
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Kristina Razum
Hi Caleb! First, the portrait has a very cute charm! Second, the technique when using charcoal is quite different to pencil and it seems to me you're using it more like the latter? I'd recommend watching some videos on charcoal drawing, it's really nice once you get the hang of it and very useful when exploring form.
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Kristina Razum
Watch where you place the facial features as the head tilts backwards. I think this is a common problem, and I struggle with it too, that as soon as the head isn't looking straight to the left or right we tend to misplace things. Something that helped me a lot is remembering that the following are approximately the same distance apart: * Bottom of the chin to bottom of the nose * Bottom of nose to brow-line * Brow-line to hair line Basically you can divide the face (not the head, mind you) into equal thirds with these. The one people usually get wrong is the bottom third where the mouth is. Also it'll help to tilt the paper when you're drawing a head looking up- or downwards (when drawing someone in profile). For instance in your second drawing I see the cross you did in the middle is skewed (not all 90-degree angles) which was probably the beginning of your troubles. Hope that helps in some way. I tried the Loomis method myself and honestly it's not a very beginner friendly one in my opinion, but you might have more luck with it :D
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Kristina Razum
Portraits are my favourite subject, and lately I've tried to challenge myself by drawing more dynamic expressions :D
2021 04 17 Miracle
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Kristina Razum
Hello Who! Before you go into shading and realism, I would suggest you study the structure of the tiger's face. Simplify the shapes of the skull before you place the eyes, ears, teeth etc. I think Proko has some videos that explain this :)
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Kristina Razum
Hi Miko! One thing you can do is to pick poses that are more extreme, they are easier to make dynamic than one where the person is just standing straight like in your third example. And whatever pose you draw when practicing gesture, exaggerate it. If the hips are swinging to the left like in your fourth image, push them out even more! You don't have to follow your reference exactly.
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Kristina Razum
This is a very good start! Solid structure like people have mentioned. I would add to that to keep your lines looser (don't press too hard), especially the construction lines. And try to be more conservative with your strokes, there are many places where you're going over the same line many times, like the face outline. Try to use a single stroke to draw the jawline for instance.
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Kristina Razum
A fellow Dark-Souls-player asked me to paint his character :D It's my first time doing a knight, armour is so hard!
2021 05 10 Knight 0 done
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