`ej - Hey! Thank you so much for visiting my thread. Yep, i understand that drawing from a mirror is so much harder than copying. I do use mirrors now. I suck at rendering/hatching so it's really a pain. I'm hoping to get better though. For using different pencils, i haven't actually tried that, but i will in the future. Time is always not on my side but i won't give up!
You've helped alot!
Oh hey, page 2!This is probably the fastest one i did so far. After almost one week of not working, i have a whole stack of updates and reports to do...this is all i can manage.
Okay, this one was a sob story. I was trying to put more effort into painting, and i was 60% done...it was starting to look good. Hit control+S and...photoshop hung. *MEGA SOBS* Was back to 10% again and i got pissed, so it turned out like this. What luck i have.
I hope tomorrow's SP will be a little better.
Okay, i am starting to miss all the life-drawing classes back in school. Tried to sketch this the life-drawing style, holding the pen a different way. Unfortunately erm, it turned out quite bad. I don't think i'll ever get used to the 'use your elbow too' way of drawing. I cut my fringe by the way.
notti - Yep, that website was just bad. I understand where you are going about drawing traditionally but i don't have a scanner to scan my pencils right now, when i'm back at work i'll do so.
Hi, hope i dont sound mean but... doing these portraits is for yourself.. for yourself to learn.. It isn't doing it just for the sake of doing it and showing us what you have done.. You must think what have you learnt in every portrait u do everyday.
From what ive see in that sentence.. i think thats what i think ur intending >_>
and again... i agree with ej that doing traditionally is a better and faster way to learn things.
ej' - halluu back! Any comment will be helpful to me. I understand where you are coming at this, cause my bf (zalxemptyx) bugs me to use traditional mediums more too. I'm hell bad at drawing in the first place.
just so you know, i do draw traditionally, studies and all but i didn't upload it.
notti - don't worry dude, i understand that you are here to help me get better so nothing sounds mean. like i said to ej' i do pick up my pencils and draw. i'm really hoping to get better at both though so i won't lose out either way .
It's a funny thing that i started doing this now, cause when i was in year one Ms Gail (our lecturer) had her exhibition of her self-portraits that she does everyday and encouraged me to do so. Man, how i miss school.
Farvus - THANK YOU FOR DROPPING BY! It's a big boost for me to hear you say that. I kinda like that one too.
Today's self-porty. The reason it looks like i'm smiling and it's bright yellow cause today will be the last day that i am 19. I'm turning 2 decades old tomorrow! So i decided to take a picture of myself. THE LAST DAY OF BEING A 19-YEAR-OLD.