I total forgot it ways the first of december! I just reformated and install xp again (I was giveing me trouble) If I had know i would have done one instead of reformating!:mad:
Well tomorrows better be good then
i made it back to school and whipped this up quick, it was kind of a struggle to get back to doin this after taking 5 days off!!! but i forced myself to do a quick one
fab: that one looks great, i think the eyes look just fine, nothing wrong with them. i've been struggling with each and everyone one i do to get my proportions and placement right...sometimes i have to do 3 or 4 before i can get it right!
lionel: it looks good, i like the expression, i'm tryin to ease myself into portraits with varied expressions
agpaoa: looks cool, i think for being metal though it should have some sharper edges and shadows.
ironspy: those look great, i really like the 3rd one down, great line work on it
oblio: like lionel said , the reflections are great. i didn't really notice until i read lionel's comment.....great work
and that's why I did a portrait with santa claus' cap today.
@Oblio - especially like the blue and green background very much. Thanks for your reply on what GBA is! Probably I'm really getting old...
@Ironspy - I like the variety of your portraits. The umbrella watercolor one and the last one are my favourites.
@Lionel - whoa, another one with a friendly expression! The lower lip doesn't read too well, there's a too dark spot on the teeth in the left half and a tooth seems to get over the lower lip in the right half. Can you see what I mean?
@faB - yes, your right eye is way too small
@Duracal - your upper head (Hinterkopf) seems too long. It looks like you felt really really sick. So I think you accomplished your mission, didn't you?
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miss muh digital highway
well the day came and i went. now im stuck WRITING posts until who knows when. ah well...at least i can appreciate everyone else's work, and banter some about there's (agpaoa, render RENDER RENDER the chrome!)
great stuff from everyone, especially that first post from oblio.
everyone else, you all kick@$$ too. even you justin.
Arin Ringwald - Student of Illustration and Design
Hi im new here, iv been doing sps every few days for a couple months but didnt have a host before so couldnt upload them. I have a bit of a short attention span so I can usually only manage one half finnished pic every 2 days.
heres yestrdays, im reall happy with it, i spent longer on this one.
btw im mixed european/chinese and no thats not a wig i just got out of the shower
Lionel some SERIOUS improvement on that last one! value wise everything seems more tied together, with a clear light and dark side and a clear light source, watch the eyebrows you still draw those like an arc, the corners of the mouse usually extend slightly past the nostrils on each side, it may be a little small on this portrait, otherwise good job!
ZippZopp good light and strong shadows, for the likeness, try to paint the areas of light and shadow, similar to what you did, but do not draw the features and paint around them, instead paint the areas of different values, and let the feature appear from the volume that is described by the areas of light and shadow
Hexal if you can, use a mirror it will give you the freedom to look closely, turn your head, and watch the light and shadow move around the face as you turn your face, and watch the silhouteete of your face in the mirror at different angles.. it should help you understand the form and the values better than from a flat image.
jester nice rendering of the creases and volume of the hat, as for the face it tilts to the right, and there's a bulge on the forehead, for the 1st imagine a veritcal line while you draw it to help with that tendency we have to lean on one side while drawing, for the latter, you could draw a few skulls, or draw the negative shape to get the correct outline of the face, i.e. draw the empty space outside as if it was solid and the face was a 'hole' in it, the other side of the line if you will, that helps to get some shapes right sometimes and also it helps to get over the 'symbols' of the eye/mouth etc because the negative shape itself has no existence so the brain does not tell you hopw to draw iit and instead you rely purely on what you see.. that's the theory anyway I should use it so much more but always forget to!
something different.. I LOVE this, this is incredibly fun, I use the Scratchboard tool in Painter 7, but anything that will make a variable line weight will work
it doesnt look much like me these are 1st shots, maybe I should do like real inking, and do a layer below with pencil sketch first... hmm..
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Reason: (checking my old ftp..)
Jester you have just made my day. You were ahead of me.
Here is what I was planning to tell you.
As you know, there are several other art-sites doing SPOD’s.
But we can show them the real thing. We hang around CONCEPT ART – so why not to try and make our portraits in this spirit?
I was planning Robot SP’s but Jester surely made it better. So…
Let’s make Santa concepts using our faces as reference
What do you say?
And the we’ll think of another theme.
So… excuse my robot. Next.. Oblio will make a new Santa Concept.
PUT SOME IDEEAS ON IT!!!
I know it might seem hard for you but I dare to try – if I can so should you.
Remember – I’ve started drawing only 4 months ago.
I’m looking for Lionel’s concept, Retro’s, and other “traditionalists” to come and kick my butt!
Sorry I missed yesterday. I was way too stressed to do an SP, so I spent 4 hours last night sketching my dogs Spunky and Clyde. Probably the most relaxing drawing session I've done in a long time. I tried to carry over some of that relaxation to tonight's SP.
I also picked up Oil Painting Secrets from a Master as well and I'm going to practice David Leffel's concepts on the wacom until I get my oils this Christmas, then I'm going to drop the Wacom for awhile and just paint in oils. Anyone who doesn't have this book, this thing is an excellent read, a lot of great advice and approaches towards oils.
This one was a pain for me tonight though, I struggled with it for 2 hours, then the last hour I spent on it was very relaxing as I finally hit my groove. Overall a very satisfying night. Now I need to get back to animation homework Comments for everyone tomorrow night, great work everyone.
miasmak both are cool, one can see you spent some time looking before drawing, in the first one each of the faces has some interesting shapes and details, in the second one it's quite an improvement over your previous sp imho, very nice actually, clear light and shadow, there's a slight impressionistic feel to it, eyes are good. well, for the color I think what I was pointing out in the last one was that there was some green along with two other main colors so the green didnt mix too well, here you use 2 colors basically it works better, your shadow colour is more blue than green, so in fact if you used orange it may have worked just as well, but the effect is different
Did some weight-lifting tonight (to keep myself in shape and prepare for the stuffing Xmas dinners ) and thus my hand wasn't as steady as usual. Another Santa Claus cap drawing, this time in 3/4 view (which I did the first time tonight, quite difficult actually!). I know that the neck is too wide.
@Lionel - I wasn't satisfied with my rendering of the cap, that's probably why I looked a bit miserable. Didn't really feel bad, in fact I'm in quite a good mood currently, since I decided to start my own business and preparing all the stuff for it - it's good fun. So you're also heading for No. 50! Today's my 49th! And it seems that one still runs into the same old mistakes... check the width of your mouth, it always looks too small.
@Cellbound - welcome! It shows that you hate lips! Just keep trying!
@ZippZopp - very impressing lighting. This distracts from the off proportions effectively! And thanks for the praise, as I said to Lionel I wasn't satisfied with my drawing of the hat myself, but it seems that it's not as bad as I thought.
@Hexal - one can see that you are working on it. Just a tip: Try blind contour drawing for once - you'll be amazed at how much you'll see and draw when not constantly checking the result and being frustrated. There may be no likeness but you'll learn a lot from this exercise.
@faB - negative shapes... I remember that... comes from the same Betty Edwards book as the tip I just gave Hexal. Why is it always that one thinks of such stuff when suggesting it to others but constantly forgetting when drawing? Thanks for digging out that hidden knowledge in my brain. Great expression studies!
@Oblio - I didn't expect such a reaction from anybody! But it really is a great idea, it helps the permanent posters to try something new and the new ones to relax and go wild. I'll try that robot/cyborg approach soon! And I've got some more ideas in the attic...
@miasmak - good studies. I just learned myself that it's helpful to keep the spaces between the lines evenly spaced in crosshatching - I'll try that soon, how about you?
@Blackhawk - I really admire how you are working with the digital oils and am very sure that you'll love the real thing (my Mum does!). It's only a pity that this stuff dries only slowly and we'll have to wait ages until you scan it and post it. Oh, hang on a moment... I hope you have a digital camera!
@taff - great stuff! Some look like ancient sculptures.