Marco Fornaciari
Marco Fornaciari
Marco Fornaciari
Hey everyone! I love traditional charcoal/graphite based portraits, I'm trying to recreate it on digital in some way. What do you think? Is it close somehow? Also, if you have any suggestions for the portrait/painting, please let me know! Thanks
Marco Fornaciari
Here's my submission for the challenge! I really love portraits and i try to keep a "traditional" feel even if most of my work is digital. Thanks so much for all you did Marco & Proko's team ♥
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Thomas Tarkotta
I love both images but the first one I like the most. The crushing feeling and the sadness you convey is amazing. Good job Marco!
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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Christopher Beaven
I love the first one there is a clear structure with the body. The neck and shoulder of the second one is warped strangely. But is it is an interesting effect.
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks! The second one is the initial image that AI gave me.
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Steve Lenze
I like the second one, it looks cool and creepy, and deviates from the norm just enough to be interesting.
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Marco Fornaciari
So basically you are saying that the AI initial image is better than mine, well, I'm sad lol
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Marco Fornaciari
Hi everyone! I'd like your feedback on this new piece I'm working on. It's the first time i use an AI generated iamge and I'm not sure if the final image is looking good. I've changed A LOT of stuff but please let me know what you think! I'll upload both the starting and the final image. Thanks so much!
Marco Fornaciari
Hello! I've made this one with a more graphical and minimalistic style in mind. I'm looking for some feedback and opinions on how it could be improved and polished. Also let me know what you think about it! Thanks so much!
Yiming Wu
I'm no good at portrait so I can't really give suggestions. I really loved the sort of red texture that's sipping through the image, almost as if the thing is painted on top of a wooden panel. I like this sort of effect. I need to practice using this kind of techniques more as well! Also the rim lighting is pretty awesome as well!
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Marco Fornaciari
Thank you so much! It means a lot ♥
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Marco Fornaciari
As I said in the title, critiques and feeback are more than welcome! Let me know what you think about this. Thanks so much!
Liandro
Stunning with, @Marco Fornaciari! Solid construction, strong anatomy and very fluid gesture on the beard and hair! Also, beautiful brushwork and colors. You seem to have got your painting skills sharp! 👍 I agree with @willgodwin’s suggestions of reducing the value contrasts on the hair and beard in order to frame the face features and make them pop more vividly. You could also try softening some edges, especially on shadow shapes and on the outer silhouette, and perhaps even using some lost edges in areas such as as the back of the head or the area right in front of the chin. I gave a try applying these adjustments to attach here as a visual note. But you’re a much better painter than me, so feel free to incorporate these suggestions in your own way, of course! 🙂 Hope this helps. Keep up the good work!
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks so much for the reply! I'm really happy to hear that my work is appreciated! As soo as I have time I'll try to make some changes and see how it looks in the end. I initially made the edges on the left of the image hard because i wanted to give more "contrast" on that side since the statue is looking in the opposite direction and didn't want the viewer to lose interest in the piece by looking "away". I'll try to adjust that a little bit to have a more softer transition. Thanks again for the advice!
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willgodwin
Bring values closer together in the hair/beard, ei, drop the lighter values in the upper and outer left of the hair to frame the face more. I like the loosness of the hair. The ripple of cloth on the right lines up with his lower lip, a little distracting and has a little too much contrast for a part of the piece that isnt very important, eye trap. Could also drop the white/lighter values on that side/cloth or whatever that is and strengthen the sihoette a little bit. Theres a lot of contrast in the left corner where his back/shoulder drops off, darken whole area to activate that space with some gravity while lowering contrast to avoid eyeballs from looking all over the place in this piece. Nice work!!!
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Marco Fornaciari
Thank you for all the valuable feedback you gave me! I'll try to apply some of them and see how it looks!
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Yiming Wu
I think I saw this on your Artstation as well. Great job! I always loved how his beard and hear become wavy and it's got a very nice fluid shape in it, and I think you captured that well! How do you typically do those color variations like places around the eye socket, also some of the highlight stuff?
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks a lot! I'm really glad you like it. To be honest the colours are just the resutls of different try and i wanted to give the piece some particular vibe, I feel like in digital you have a lot of modes to try different tones and colors, I really enjoy messing with those :D
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Marco Fornaciari
Let me know what you think about this one and what suggestion you have to make it better! Thanks so much!
michelle karla
hello im an absolute beginner at drawing here is my first attempts at drawing the head please point out the mistakes
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Marco Fornaciari
Hello! I guess the best place to learn how to draw the loomis head is from the book itself or just watch Stan's videos on youtube. Sorry if that's not the most useful answer in the world but i honestly feel like they are better teachers than me :DD
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Liandro
@Marco Fornaciari I love it! Superb work with edges and textures, beautiful colors, strong structure. I really don’t see anything I’d change in it. Awesome job!
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it!
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Thomas Tarkotta
Love it! I have only one minor point. For me, her lips looks to sharp for me. I'm looking forward for new pieces from you. May I ask which program you used?
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks so much! Also thanks for the feedback, really appreciated. I use PS 99% of the time, tried CSP in the past but it's not my favourite.
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paper
It's really good!I can see the structure of the cheek by that little highlight you added there.(Also like the little purple color notes in the shadow).I don't think I have much to change,the edges are pretty good,though i guess if you have to twist my arm,I recommend making the upper lips slightly darker than the lower one.I'll also recommend making the side of the eyes softer,alongside the left side of the face (the face one could be done by making the shadow value and background value closer) just because that part seem to slightly take too much attention. But most of these are very minor and could be subjective,so yeah,really solid job all around
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Marco Fornaciari
Thanks so much for the feedback! I'll try some of those changes later today!
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Marco Fornaciari
Hello everyone! I wanted to have your opinion and critique to improve a piece I'm currently working on. Please let me know what you think and what changes i could apply to make it better!
Mario Ramales
I like the head rendering, values and shapes... but Something about the background... like it doesn't fit. Also the composition,,, the head takes the entire canvas...
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Marco Fornaciari
How would you change it? Any ideas? Thanks!
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Marco Fornaciari
Hello everyone! Here's the last painting I made, I'm not sure if calling it finished or not. Any critiques or feedback are really appreciated. Let me know what you think about it and what you would change! Thanks!
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