started this on 12/13/08...
updated this post: 9-11-11
thanks man. glad you liked it =)
here's a new one. seems i have problems getting the right proportions of both eyes. i noticed it in the first one, and now in this one. hmm... head shape too. heh
Last edited by *ViRuS*; December 19th, 2008 at 12:49 AM.
here's one i did a few months back, maybe in june or july.
it was a longer pose, and my first real attempt at a self-portrait.
i figured i'd post it as i haven't done another one yet, and it's interesting to compare it with the last three i've done. the problems haven't been fixed yet. the eyes are still my achilles heal. i'll do my best to fix that next time i draw one.
That last one looks good although i can't really make out the eyes so i dunno if you've improved there.
I think your eyes need more detail, like a highlight or something, they look kinda dead atm but other then that you seem to be improving.
We sure could use a photo for comparison though ;P
Nice work so far! Really nice are you using charcoal in these or are you just blending a lot? What I really like about these is you're not shying away from the subtle facial structure details. Keep that going, and maybe try to really emphasize it for one, take your lamp and put it on the floor shining up in your face, you'll find a lot of things about how planes of your face shift that you didn't know before. Keep up the good work, and thank you for your comments. I look forward to your future work!