Cool! If you'd like you could post your process, would be interesting to see. Cheers!
Yeah. There is a bit of a problem here. Its a physical oil painting, not a digital one, so its a bit hard to draw the entire head and then crop it. I can't just paint and then resize canvas size. Instead I took a picture and I have been a painting over it in the computer and it looks pretty horrific. I am just going to post what has happened so far, but I think I am just going to call this a bust and move on to a different painting.
Here is the progress I made today. I tried applying the structural advice you gave, and I was able to also find some better life reference. Still not happy with it. I understand theoretically what the problems are. Executing them is the problem.
To be honest I am pretty embarrassed to even upload any of this stuff. But thats the only way to learn. Swallow my pride and eating humble pie.
Last edited by TheDonQuixotic; March 9th, 2011 at 06:47 PM.
Yeah, you'd have to COMPLETELY redo parts of the painting to make it work. I wasn't referring to cropping on the painting, more like :
- Measure the dimensions of the canvas
- Sketch on paper
- Draw a frame into your sketch with the dimensions of the canvas to "crop"
- Transfer that sketch over to your canvas.
To transfer a sketch to canvas, you could use an overhead projector or the good ole' grid method: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&postcount=123
And don't be embarrassed! I bet you're learning tons and hopefully you'll get a much better end result out of it!
Yeah, okay I see what you mean.
I think I am going to start over, though I may distance myself from this piece so I can attack it with anew head of steam. Just for future reference, what part specifically of the face am I messing up on, and needing to watch out for in the future?
Ummm, lots of things, but it'd be more beneficial to see you try your hand on a full head/face construction and see if we can help you out with that. You made a lot of mistakes in this that I'm sure you wouldn't make if you start out the "right way", full head construction and don't obscure the face with hands and such.