Hi Shad , thank you for visiting my sketchbook :-)
I will definetely do more skull studies since I want to understand the underlying structure of a head/face someday. It's really hard for me to bring the 3d-Forms to paper.
Well, I think my skulls are really distorted (the cranium is too small, the chin too long and too narrow etc...). I hope this will get better soon!
Ok, here are some random figure doodles (Posemaniacs, photos, imagination, Youtube-Videos) as well as my next skull studies.
And - does anyone remember the C64-Game "H.E.R.O." from the 80s?
I did a cartoonish approach on an illustration for a fictional second part (done in Photoshop).
Hmmmmmmmmm.... I think, I had no idea what I was doing on this one considering the light and forms and composition and so on, but thats why I am here - to learn!
Hope to hear from you, guys!!
Last edited by Snyder; May 19th, 2011 at 12:07 PM.
durzoblint: thank you for encouraging me! shad: I agree - you can never do enough of those gesture studies... By the way: I have found some old gestures/faces I did back in 2008 (posemaniacs). The proportions are wayyyyyy offff!!
Ok, well, I finished the skulls! *wheee*
... and I went on to the next project - drawing 100 Faces.
(I started with some Photos from Mark Simons Book "Facial Expression")
I also painted a friends pen&paper-roleplaying-character. A witch named Tay-Lee. Her clothes look a little bit like Morrigans (Dragon Age)... not that this was intended....
Hm.. can anyone give me tips on colors/lighting?
With this Tay-Lee-Piece I tried to get away from a cartoonish style - but somehow I cant figure out how I do this properly.
Maybe doing photostudies is the right way to learn realistic painting...?
Edit: Can someone tell me how to put images directly into the post instead of attachments?
Last edited by Snyder; May 22nd, 2011 at 12:02 PM.
Joe: You are right, this is a general problem of mine - I shouldn't try to define every form with a line, I should use shadows/highlights instead... or at least I should put more variation in line weight and intensity...
Hmm, ok, 49 and 52 of my next face studies are the best, I think, because in these two I used the most variation in my lines...
Besides, I have improved the scan quality of my images.
Thank you, dracken! Yeah, I definetly should focus on perspective (and form... and lines... and so on...)
There's a lot to learn, so lets go - here's another two pages with faces. Refd from personal photos and deviant art.
I tried to vary the lines more to get away from a cartoonish look to a more realistic one. Dunno, if I'm on the right track....
...but I have learned some things about rendering hair with highlights and stuff.