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I've started a sketchbook a while ago, but was too lazy to continue it... So here I am again for you to tear apart! My problem was a lack focus or direction to follow, so to counter that Iíll be doing a series of finished paintings, and will post all my sketchbook pages of studies, doodles working up to my finished pieces.
For the first one, Iíve posted it in the ďItís Finally FinishedĒ forum, (thinking it was) and got some really helpful critiques from some super dudes, who showed me that I was actually quite far from a finished pieceÖ so if youíve already seen it, Iím sorry it has to be redundant.
Hereís the sketch I did, colored and all in my sketchbook, and enhanced it a bit in PS
Donít bother commenting on this one though the thread Iíve posted it in is here:
But just in case it gets lost, Iíll post again here.
Last edited by Sly; September 29th, 2004 at 12:01 PM.
It is supposed to be Keira KNightley, but doesn't look like her and the proportions are WAY off. so what i did was make some studies of her in hope to catch the likeness of her face. Here's the first page dedicated to her face:
I used foto refs for these. I'm happy with the line one, where th first step was to find different proportions in her head, it actually looks like her right away, the shaded one doesn't and i believe it it due to a leck of these initial lines to find her proportions (the nose is too high, face too steched, etc...)
let me know what you think.
nice studies ! but it seem to me that you got carried away with details .. like it seem to me you spend some time on her hair and on the lines one you worked some time on detailing her ear ...? i think such things are the last to be thought of .... but besides that they look pretty good and acurate .
yeah agreed, originally i didn't have the details, i did the them during art class when the teacher was giving a presentation about dada (early art movement) so at least my boredom was channelled usefully since i couldn't fully concentrate anyway... In the first one the detailes i added are essencial to her likeness, honestly, try to draw someone's likeness using just general proportions etc...Originally Posted by Eew
next is gonno be some head building studies, cuz i couldn't find a pic with her pose exactly the way i want her to be.
Here are the promised face building sketches
Step1 : the sliced sphere, awesome practice for freehand circles
Step2: adding the jaw and nose
Step3: Basic face planes, after Loomis
Next to come are skull and face muscles studies.
So far I'm pretty good at promises:
sorry there isn't more, but i really took the time to render these well, copying from a master (Loomis) is soooo helpful! I'm gettin kinda bored with the studies, so I'll be doing some doodling with oil paint, just to get used to the medium.
Wow, it looks like your really spending your time on all this. You must have alot of patience for this stuff! Keep it goin, and cant wait to see yer doodles!
Art Blog: http://www.beyesart.blogspot.com
Burning eyes I'll keep ya updated
arghmisfits Glad you could look by
My digital camera didn't want to work... so my oil doodles will be posted once the oil paint is dry, which takes forever... I decided to change the pose for my painting. The pose is a little more natural, not as static as in the colored sketch. She's also wearing more "girly" clothes, which adds a more natural feel. I really like her midriff and her face, even though I really need to work on the likeness. I didn't really bother with rendering, just getting the linework done. (i'm not quite sure how i want to light her)
I am aware that her right arm is a little fat (kills the twist in the pose) and her middle body wayyy to long.
The scan was awful, so i blurred the pic to get rid of the dreaded "crappy pencil scan"
The oil doodle isnt dry and i couldnt be botherd to photograph it, so it'll come some day. Been really busy with my oil painting of keira. slowly but surely it's happenin! I'll be posting that once it's ready.
On monday i got myself a small sketchbook so i could doodle in it without having to worry about writing in it for school (all you IB art student will know what i'm talking about)
Black Widdow form Chechenya, don't ask where the wind is from...
and the Gangsta Reaper, not sythe, but a gun hidden in his pocket. Based on a fat kid at my school who thinks he's 2pac no. 2
hope you like it,
cool lighting on that last one, you need to study drapery tho.. the hoodie seems realy stiff.. Study anatomy first because u'll need to know what lies underneath the clothes to drape it...
the lady looks good, hands are a tad bit to small...
keep it up, ur doing awesome