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    Question Human Faces

    So I was wondering how I stop myself from making weird alien type people like all my human faces come out so freaky. It's bothersome. If not critic something else...
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    "I'm having a party you can't see"
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    "Endure not yet a breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat."
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    The freakyness comes from the eyes, It's a common beginners mistake to have the eyes too far forward which makes the face very flat. Have a look at someone side on and compare them to your sculptures, you'll notice the eyes should be set further back in the head. Also it looks like the eyes on both sculptures are a little to far apart, should be roughly one eye width between them. Try and get some reference photos both front and side on that you can use to measure the distance between facial features, once you get those distances right you'll probably see immediate improvements.

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    THanks man! In the process of doing everything you said! Will update with the end result!

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    its just the proportions are a bit hinky look at some anatomy books but its a good start.

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    I think the embouchure is a little too far forward, too. Start with teeth, then add lips, rather than starting with a face that you add lips to.

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    This is a tip I learned from Simon Lee's sculpture class:
    Practice making lots of skulls. Once you understand the basic skull shape, making faces is incredibly easy because you just need to add the fatty tissue. But if your bone structure is off, then the rest of the face will follow. I took his advice and immediately my sculptures and even drawings improved.

    for example, I can tell right away the skulls of those faces are off because the cheekbone is not placed high enough in the one on the right, and there is no protruding brow on either one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshS View Post
    The freakyness comes from the eyes, It's a common beginners mistake to have the eyes too far forward which makes the face very flat. Have a look at someone side on and compare them to your sculptures, you'll notice the eyes should be set further back in the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua A.C. Newman View Post
    I think the embouchure is a little too far forward, too. Start with teeth, then add lips, rather than starting with a face that you add lips to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSwan View Post
    Practice making lots of skulls. Once you understand the basic skull shape, making faces is incredibly easy because you just need to add the fatty tissue. But if your bone structure is off, then the rest of the face will follow.
    QFT.



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