Raileyh: I am sure alot of people come here and don't even think to consider giving their thanks to you, but thank you very much for all your wise posts and wealth of knowledge to us all here on CA. Your work is incredible! Draw and paint life away happy =)
im opening my own gallery and i would love to show some of your art. im a sculptor and i find the human body gorgeous. if your interested let me know by email or you can just call me. firstname.lastname@example.org
You should be making books already with this kind of work.Because if you were,i would be the first one to buy one for damn sure.Loving every single piece of art work in here from start to the end of this thread you my friend make me want to get better.
couldn't have said it better myself. this is great! i caught myself with my mouth wide open numerous times while scrolling through this thread
So pro. I try to give constructive criticism instead of just compliments but aint really to criticize. Only pic I don't like that much is the guy in post number 5 his chin looks sorta weird and the way you outlined the shadow coming off the nose is confusing, but really that's only as compared to all your other sketches. Keep turning out that heat.
This thread is fantastic. I wonder if you could talk a bit more about "shape construction/abstraction" and designing it. I understand the handouts and constructing the face like you talked about but how do you get the "style" or "abstraction" in your headshots and especially the facial features.
I've seen this similar block, full volume, angular style coming from people from Watts and artists (E.M. Gist, Lucas Graciano, Ron Lemon, you) who learned from the Reilly method but I don't understand the connection between this method and getting that particular consistent look.
How does everyone seem to "abstract" the eyes, mouth etc. in such a similar and consistent fashion?