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Thread: Arbu VS Mirror
September 25th, 2007 #1
Arbu VS Mirror
Hello! guess i'll share my selfportraits with concept art! I love you. and i have an objective: to improve!
so, crits and suggestions are most welcome!!! =)
i'm studying arts for one year now and i have drawing classes. it helps a lot! before i enter arts school, all i used to do was lazy no ref sketches on my school books... so here's my first self portrait, made last year...
(this was made by a photo ref . personally i dont like drawing photos. i think that the "REAL" is much more interesting subject to draw, because it has limitless information about what you are seeing, wich doesn't happen in a photo.)
from here, all made at mirrors
(guess i'll post this one.. ehhaha)
open canvas session with a friend (mine left)
I'll keep on submiting new ones.. just leave suggestions and critics please!! I really need those!
Last edited by Arbu; January 9th, 2008 at 05:52 AM.
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September 26th, 2007 #3
I don't see the latest pictures... maybe the link is broken?
About the others: the big colour one in the middle (with half your face) is definitely my favourite - the colouring, the mood and the proportions of your face are all done really well, it's a portrait that catches the eye. In many of the others, the things you added from imagination (eyepatch, skull, etc) are fun to see but be careful not to focus too much on that while ignoring real life elements (like drawing your neck and shoulders)... also I'd work more on lights and shadows, many of the pictures in here look quite flat. But overall, it's a nice start & I'm looking forward to seeing more.
I also like the first pencil sketch, even if it is from a photo. That's quite a hairstyle!!
September 26th, 2007 #4
Hey. Great self portraits. I think you already have key to success which is being able to think outside the box when it comes to using medium.
Maybe try looking deeper into your facial planes. For example in the last one you flattened the face by covering it all in too consistent and single direction hatching. I'm sure there are some subtle changes in structure around your nose, eyebrows, cheekbones and other parts.
Keep it up.
September 30th, 2007 #5
Arish tks, i fixed the link. yes i didn't payed that much attention to lights and shading.. i drew all these only beneath day/bedroom light, so i guess shadows aren't quite the qualitys of them. but i'm keeping that in mind now and i made a few with very close and single light sources aproached to my face
=) eheh i had a moican like that for over for two years.. but last year i got rid of it xD
Farvus thanks for the encouragment =)
sometimes i want to dig out the maximum number of facial planes but i never did it properly though.. guess i'll try to make some portraits like more "geometrical" like one or two that i saw in your thread. i really liked them and guess that's what you're trying to say right?
tks for the advices! i'll keep them in mind for sure! =)
decided to bring up the surroundings..
i did these two several months ago in separate days..i got home and my brother was allways playing computer so i couldnt sit here x)
anyways, not satisfied because what exists in one, lacks on the other.
on this one, the light source was right above my face
And in this, light was from a little bottom left
October 2nd, 2007 #6
Here are three more.
This was done while i was waiting at some line.. i realised that there was a large glass reflecting the people's contours.. i just had to register that on paper! (i'm the midle one of course)
made with pen:
these are the normal.. home mirror/pencil:
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January 9th, 2008 #12
Keep up with those sp's. They will help out a lot in the long run. I like this one a whole lot http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff212/detsnuere/45.jpg
Work more on the full body of the figure and don't neglect the feet. I noticed you got a couple sketches where the feet get cut off. Keep working on it and practicing.
January 16th, 2008 #13