Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 88

Thread: Eärendil's daily self-portraits #50

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts

    Eärendil's daily self-portraits #50

    Self-portraits! My goal is to learn how to draw, then paint, not the other way around like I've been doing. Need to learn better linework, understand how line creates form, and then when I'm ready, I'll explore with value, then color.

    These are today's, both around 45 minutes. I'm going to look up SP tutorials if any exist, as I'm not really sure about the process. I usually block in the outline first, then place the features, but if there's another way of going about this, let me know and I'll give it my best.

    Attachment 471541

    Attachment 471542
    Last edited by Earendil; November 10th, 2008 at 09:48 PM.
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    Last edited by Earendil; September 25th, 2008 at 09:12 PM.
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    The real number 4! The other was an imposter. Tried drawing a surprised/puckered expression, and learned that I should probably wait on drawing expressions, until I understand what the heck is going on underneath all that. On the other hand, it helped tie together the contour of the face with the muzzle around the lips. Moar studies!

    Attachment 473554
    Last edited by Earendil; September 25th, 2008 at 09:12 PM.
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    Number 5...I setup lines for top and bottom of face, then divided in half to find the eyeline, then a line for the bottom of my nose, and my mouth. This is my best to date. It's cool learning the particulars of my face, and how really little things can change the likeness. For example: My face is asymmetrical. I kept looking at my lips going, "huh?" until I realized my face was skewed. Whoa. But it looks more like me.

    Attachment 474406
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    No. 6! I'm trying to figure out what to do with my jaw. It seems I have a real round face, and no sharp jaw line, so I'm wondering if there are other ways to show it. Hatching/shading? A lighter line? Gotta figure it out.

    Attachment 475177
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Earendil, i think you are starting to get the likeness well. I really don't know you, but both 5 and 6 looked more natural to me. The main problem right now, for me, is the line. I think you should try to do a less jaggy line. An uniform outline will bring a lot more "Naturality".

    Then try starting to fix values with the pencil. "Lay it down" and darken the shaded parts of your face.

    Try not to smudge it. Never smudge it with your finger (maybe when you are a master, but, oh, this always messes up everything).

    Keep drawing!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to caulitomaz For This Useful Post:


  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    caulitomaz> Thanks for the info. I'll work on better lines.
    When you say "lay it down" what do you mean? I'll definitely work on getting some shading going.

    Here is number 7. Movie villain?
    I'm beginning to learn how to compare stuff to each other. My eyes were just flicking back and forth comparing relative sizes/distances. Moar studies.

    Attachment 476212
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    I think you are already making better lines.

    Oh, you're workin with your tablet, right?
    Then by "lay it down" I mean: pick up some bigger brushes to lock values.
    (When you think you are ready to do it, of course)

    I thought you were doing it with pencils, I meant "tilt it to draw with the side of your pencil".

    I'm sorry for the lame english.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to caulitomaz For This Useful Post:


  12. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany!
    Posts
    2,529
    Thanks
    859
    Thanked 1,848 Times in 636 Posts
    Ahaaaaaa man, nice to see you starting a thread! I think these are looking great.

    But seriously, why do you do them digitally? Doing lines on the tablet is a pain in the ass. Better concentrate on more important things! On paper you can also make sweeping motions, and draw from the arm, which is extremely important.

    Like, for warmup, draw circles and lines and blind contours, that helps your lines a lot. You should also get into Loomis' books to learn more about facial structure and features, it's good to have things you can "search" for on the real thing

    The last one looks really good, the eyes are a LOT better than on the first ones. Awesome work man! Keep doing those!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to algenpfleger For This Useful Post:


  14. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    caulitomaz> Thanks for clarifying!

    algenpfleger> Convenience really, but you're right, it's better I do this from the arm.

    I went through Loomis and tried head constructions, then I did this SP traditionally, starting with a Loomis head and trying to overlay what I saw on top of that. I don't think it worked. I'm not sure I understand enough of how the head/features/planes/shapes look in perspective, to connect that with how a sliced ball looks in perspective. Hell, I'm having trouble drawing correct curved lines denoting the form of the sphere. He never really says how much to slice off the sides either and both are causing me trouble. I found an earlier thread where Dose recommended reading Successful Drawing, and absorbing everything in it regarding perspective, so I'm going to do that. Seriously, I can draw a decent SP by comparing 2D elements, but don't understand how to draw lines over a sphere's surface? Definitely moar studies! Advice greatly appreciated!

    Attachment 477241
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  15. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    639
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 70 Times in 50 Posts
    Heya, i would also advise drawing traditionally like what algenpfleger has said. Drawing with arm is really important Enjoy drawing
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  16. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany!
    Posts
    2,529
    Thanks
    859
    Thanked 1,848 Times in 636 Posts
    Loomis is fucking hard to implement :| I studied his stuff a lot lately, and while my construction improved a bit, I still just draw by starting with... well, anything but ball and plane.

    But you got the "More studies" part right! Just keep practicing!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  17. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,219
    Thanks
    443
    Thanked 248 Times in 119 Posts
    No...9!

    Instead of trying to make Loomis fit me perfectly, I was mindful of his presence, and even used him to get the construction down in the beginning. There were still some tweaks near the end, I always seem to have trouble with the lower jaw.

    Attachment 478238

    My head was tucked down for this, but I'm not sure if that comes across. Comments?
    Sketchbook Support Group
    Earendil Jussi Tarvainen Reidaj

    ~Hope~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Art: Ella's Daily Portraits
    By elanorepenn in forum Art: Self Portraits
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 24th, 2010, 12:50 AM
  2. Art: Dan's Daily Self Portraits
    By DanialGlover in forum Art: Self Portraits
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 15th, 2010, 08:03 PM
  3. Art: Daily 6 by 6 Ink Portraits
    By Jska in forum FINE ART
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: April 16th, 2009, 10:16 PM
  4. Art: My (hopefully) daily self-portraits
    By Reign in forum Art: Self Portraits
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 31st, 2008, 06:36 PM
  5. My first 22 daily self portraits
    By Briantoreilly616 in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 5th, 2008, 10:22 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook