I actually like them a bit flatter; makes them more cartoony.
Why have you lost the link to here off your sig - put it back.
I just realized that I missed your sketchbook last time I posted! I'm sorry
The hands are very good on the Amanda Palmer pic, you got the contrast really good on them! The drapery studies are wonderful too, I really like the basic line one. And great job on the Lana drawing, I recognized those lips right away
Nice to see some gestures again in #725! To me, they feel most effective when you stay organic and draw 'freely'. As opposed to the more angled (quicker?) geometric lines. Though they do seem useful for the quick sketching.
You've put some real effort in the drapery studies. It's striking how realistic the little rainbow-shaped piece of fabric looks. It must be the values. If I squint my eyes or take some distance, it seems to be sitting "on" my monitor.
Nice work on Amanda Palmer. I tend to neglect ears, so I've noticed the attention you paid to hers. Those blacks in her mouth, eyesand just above her ear seem a bit heavy. Almost like 'holes'. I think you'd be better off with a dark and very saturated red and browns respectively. And I can see the folds you've practiced!
zou Cheers, will do thanks
Dizon Thank you, I've posted the ref so you can see, it is quite flat, there's a shadow under her chin that I tried to emphasise.
Blackspot Cheers Oh that was a mistake, I put it back
Farvus Thanks + cool!
Gogo Hiya, that's ok and thanks very much
Anthis Thanks, the gestures yes, I like them when they flow too, though I do like the more geometric simple shapes sometimes. Thanks for the crit on Amanda, I didn't notice that, I will work on it.
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Great gestures and I see they are better stylized now, seems more like your own stuff, if that make sense
Also love the caricature painting of Amanda. Perhaps you would like to draw Evelyn and Evelyn? just askin'
Keep it up you
Hey Angel, I didn't realise I hadn't posted here yet :/
Totally rocking the caricatures up in here O.O
You must have some serious knowledge over expressions after doing so many caricatures, I can imagine that being very useful for creating diverse characters from mind.
Crit for a crit!
witcrack Hiya I think that makes sense and thanks. Evelyn and Evelyn hmm? I like the sound of that, it would make a good cigarette card too
Crane Thanks for stopping by and thanks very much for the compliment, I'll keep working on it for sure.
Here's a few more sketches I've done this weekend and the brooch I made my mum for mothers day...(From this blog---> http://news.holidash.com/2010/04/23/...s-day-corsage/)
Last edited by Angel Intheuk; March 18th, 2012 at 06:24 PM.
Very nice caricature work here! And lovely figure drawings as well. And the fabric studies are really nice as well. Keep up the awesome!!
Good job! You're style is becoming more noticeable. And the lighting is much better. You could differentiate the light and shadow areas. Not like the Amanda Palmer image which just falls flat. Maybe you could have emphasized the lighting on the latter just a little more. Don't be a slave to your reference. Because it is what it is.
Back to Juliette Lewis. I just feel the length of her arms feel inconsistent. I know the other one is foreshortened but it doesn't feel as long as the other one. Try flipping the image horizontally and see if you can spot something that doesn't feel right.
Thanks Witcrack - Oh, cigarette cards are what you used to get in cigarette packets, like trade cards, collect them all kind of thing (found some history on it -http://www.cigarettecards.co.uk/intro.htm)
Rob Thanks very much and I'll try
Dizon Thanks and yeah, I am a slave to reference *hangs head*. I'll go back to the Amanda and try and fix it. Nicely spotted with the arms, I was going for exaggerated but it did look odd.
zou Thanks and now you mention it, it's obvious. Lol, I have a total blind spot to symmetry sometimes, I think it's because of the way I hold my pencil, and I don't spin the paper, I will try that next time.
Gogo Thank you
small wee update
The first portrait of #755 is striking for several reasons.
You did some interesting experimental linework on the hair, which really contrasts with the face. Like, as if the linework is different stylistically. Which frames the face nicely. The lost edges (at the hairline and her right shoulder) add a great effect as well. Great work, shame you seemed to lose interest in the dress!
Looking forward to how Juliette Lewis turns out. Solid forms in her face. Hair seems to be getting tricky though. When I check google images for her, one thing I'm noticing is how the hair colour/value is different above and below the highlighted 'ring'. Like, in the image on her Wikipedia entry the hair just below a highlight is considerably darker since it's facing downward. Your version has just a single colour and the highlight.
Or perhaps you simply hadn't really started on the hair yet ;O
Wow very nice portraits here, and the last caricature is especially nice. The shoulder connection seems a bit strange, and the arms' length is a bit too inconsistent, seems you got it down in the drawings though. Just my 2cc
Zou I'll watch out for that, thanks for the crit
Anthis Glad you like that one, I did spend longer on the hair, and lost interest but it was mainly a head study. I'll work on finishing stuff off a bit more though. I hadn't really started on Juliettes hair yet, but I'll keep your crit in mind though, I see pictures of her with both brunette and two tone, I think I'll stick with the brunette as it's her natural colour but I will play around with it more. Thanks
Continue Thanks very much and for the crit on Juliette, I'm gathering alot of useful observations.
Nice animal studies. I like the loose pencil strokes.
So who's the latest caricature? I would probably lower the value of her eyes since they're completely in shadow. In this lighting situation your lightest values would be in the lit areas of her face and the hair. Also there's a tangent happening where her nose is touching the side of her face. Maybe have it overlap a bit.
Thanks Dizon It's supposed to be Florence Welch, I need to work on it a bit. Thanks for the suggestions, those are all good points
ashess Hiya, Cheers , see ya.
updateA couple of gesture sketches, a concept inspired by the model of the gestures, which turned into a mock book cover. A caricature of my Dad for his birthday and some colour sketches of the Grand Theft Orchestra.
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zou Ah yes, I'm working on the dragonrider picture and the band cards some more, I'll keep in mind about clear edges, thanks.
Last edited by Angel Intheuk; April 13th, 2012 at 05:19 PM.
Cool stuff! I like the portrait of your dad. I feel you could work a bit more on the eyes. Feels somewhat flat.
Looking good on Dragon Riders. Hope you get to work on it more.
Nice Burton sketches, too. I think you're getting a good idea of the head shape. I don't feel the likeness in his eyes though.
Lovely updates since I was last here. Is Juliette meant to be cross eyed? I like the direction the cards are going.