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Lane
I'm taking your Head Proportions class and your Color class, and they're AMAZING and life changing. Thank you so much! Questions: 1. How do you approach painting a dark (mostly in shadow, a little ambient lighting) subject? 2. How to you approach the blood under the skin when painting skin while also controlling value? 3. How do you approach the flow of your composition? Are you looking for certain shapes or certain rhythms? Thank you again! You're an excellent teacher and I really appreciate all that you do. :)
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Lane
Heyz! One more thing. :) Can you talk about how to properly place occlusion shadows when the main light source is behind the subject?
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Lane
Hey Lane! How to do you use Procreate features (quick menu, etc) to streamline your process so it's faster to switch your colors, brushes, etc?
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Matthew Medeiros
Just started portraits about a month and a half ago. Trying to make my heads look more 3d without being cartoonish. Trying to figure out shadow mapping too. What do I need to work on?
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Hey Matthew! Just some notes on face proportions and measuring. Her cranium seems too small and her mouth isn't lined up with her lips. For a relaxed mouth, it should be the right under it at the same angle (follow the cupid's bow). Also, the mouth is a tad small. If you draw a line from the pupil, the corners of the lips should meet it (in a "standard" face. It's the case in your reference). In terms of values, the main shadow shapes are on the left side of the frame, and they're soft. You might want to work with references with clearer shadow shapes. I like practicing with 2, 3 values to really commit to the shadow shapes (which reads more 3d). You could experiment drawing just shapes instead of lines. It's useful to map the planes of the face, too. That's what I work on to try to get a more 3d feel. I hope this helps. :) Just getting started with the course and looking forward to learning more.
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