Hello everyone, Im kind of new around here so I want to say hi to you all fellow artists! I've been exploring some of the sketchbooks and there's a lot of amazing talent here. The name of this thread kind of refers to the dread I feel when drawing faces, I think I got the creatures and demons nailed but drawing faces always gives me trouble. I want to get better at this and could use any friendly advice,tips, exercises, criticisms or anything. I'll keep posting and again greetings.
Last edited by smallergod; September 28th, 2011 at 07:10 PM.
Good work on those faces, I know they can be quite a challenge. Be mindful of head shape, though. It looks like on some of these sketches the face is too large for the head (like the first face in post 7). I like that you have a great deal of contrast, in your work. Keep it up!
Thanks Fungus I'll get to work on my shapes. I checked your sketchbook and I must say im very impressed. I should have joined CA a long time ago, it seems this community is full of talented, nice and supportive people
Hey man, actually I think that those face are really nice!
But if I have to make an advice, I would say that make some studies from skulls, that's what everyone recommend, and it helps a lot, really mate! keep doing it (sorry for my english)
Just keep doing what you're doing man! Bit of practice everyday makes all the difference.
If you haven't already, check out some of George B Bridgman's material on constructing heads. I also dread drawing faces, as they are usually the main focal point our eyes get drawn to when we first see a painting or drawing, so they really have to be top notch. Bridgman simplifies it into an easy formula, which you can then expand on with your own creativity.