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Because Hannes' pure existence is so infinitely annoying, out of pure envy (and to get better at faces and skintones) I'm starting a sp thread too.
I wonder how far I get till I get bored or the university will take up all my time.
Last edited by Leysan; November 20th, 2008 at 04:52 PM.
Hmm your face is beautiful! Must be a blast to paint it, structurewise you are dead-on, your features are on the respective lines and they curve aroundthat skull like it was an actual 3D-object
On behalf of the skintones, though, you need to hammer yourself two things in:
- From shadow to light-blending saturation must be upped (because of sub-surface-scattering) Also, when the lights are saturated, the shadows have to be dull and viceversa for the same reason.
- jaw-area-cold, cheek-bone-area warm and temple-area cold again. That's because of the blood-vessels that aren't evenly divided in the face.
Search for skin-tone tutorials here, there's tons of great information!
Looks great Will be better if there are more red hues in it xD
Plasticity! If you are going for a representational painting, you always have to think about what makes your object stand out of the plane of the monitor? You have to use value-shifts for that. In your last one, the left side has far to bright lit areas. Maybe in reality they look that bright, but in the painting they flatten the image like hell. Remember that a painting has the duty to make the viewer believe that he is actually seeing something, where a photo doesn't have to deliver, people believe everything a photography tells them. Keep that in mind when painting, it's YOU who have to deliver the illusion.
Also, your eyes may be a bit far from each other. Normaly they are 1 eye-lenght from each other, but that may be your personal configuration too. Great stuff!
Nice lines! Maybe you could simplify more at the outlines, be more bold and rigid in your swipes
VERY nice! Only the lower right corner besides the neck reads strange.
THt is a bit too much contrast if you ask me. The ear is very nice though-
red shirts are hot xD