I haven't visited your SB for a long time. Wow, you were diligent
I don't say watch proportions, you know it already. Keep practicing
The last, caricature like update doesn't look bad You can use your favourite "eyes too close" approach without being undeniable wrong Eyes are very tricky I know but they usually looks bad when they have less than one eye gap between them. It's true for realistic and most stylized faces too, caricatures can get away violating this rule.
Oh, your new latest updates suit the first one in this page, not bad at all I feel like to give thorough crits about the pieces, I hope you don't mind
The first gal in #95 has a nice body, good job, the values aren't that good, look at your ref, the legs aren't that brightly lit than the chest and the head, the light source was obviously farther from them. Besides, the head size is okay but you draw a tiny face on it.
The second woman suffers from dislocated parts (head, left arm), the left leg/cloth relationship is wrong as well so there's no way she could have a proper foot. I'm not into "copying tips" as I tend to succumb to brainless copy too much but sometimes they may come handy (when you don't understand what the hell is wrong). Watch how the parts are related. "This is just a bit higher vertically than that", "the face covers a big part of the left upper arm", I mean such things.
Color wise... You changed the first gal's colors, well I don't mind, she looks like a gorgeous black girl with shiny skin The second one has basically nice skin colors but the shadows has a muddy look, they are dark and not very saturated. I guess the black basic sketch doesn't help, black has nothing to do with her natural colors.
#96: The first drawing has caricature like proportions (and maybe, head shape) but it's really nice otherwise and the mentioned things doesn't make it bad, just caricature like, I like it
Oh hands. I need to practice them too
Damn, that is an impressive review. Very good info there. I need to pay more way attention to my anatomy and value... I guess the moral of the story is that I am not ready for color yet...back to old studies of lines and what not
Here is the work for today. A few steps that lead to shitty images...Good times.
Last edited by dracken; August 29th, 2011 at 12:32 AM.
Female torsos are the trickiest things I ever met The first one isn't bad at all but the seond... Your eyes tricked you it seems... Strange, it seems the way easiest figure from the two to me. Look at the body, we see an L there, the vertical part being definitely longer. You made them about the same length.
But it was an important practice, hopefully.
Haven't updated in a week, but kept busy in the meantime. Here is a sample of what I've been doing. Nothing too crazy, I'm trying to do more stuff from life, including some hand studies and my old boring face.