"Also please if you know the riely method feel free to do some paint overs for me because i couldn't get the likeness but i didn't get frustrated so yeah. Paint over for riley please "
Here's a quick paint over in charcoals. again, 4 values, 2 darks, 2 lights if needed. As you can see I wasn't going for likeness (as the reiley method is not intended for getting likeness but for pushing the imaginative side of things and idealizing. I wanted to push a more fighter type so I went with those characteristics and rhythms. One thing I noticed in your painting is that you TOTALLY neglected the rhythms. I think its because you are using the method more as a "one fits all type of thing". like, you are using the method as some sort of formula so you've stopped thinking about what rhythms fit the type and describe the form you want. Also, for painting in the rhythms you don't need to outline the whole rhythm but just where the shadow shows. I've seen too many people make robot people that don't fit any type except for robots when trying to put in the rhythms and the planes. (which isn't very attractive/appealing to anyone unless you have a fetish for robots...?) Anyways, I hope this helps! I've been watching you for a while and think that you have insane potential. keep it up! gogogogogogogogogogogogooooooooo!