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    Pencils - concept sketch and light study

    Hi again,

    Here I worked in pencil and entirely from imagination (I was away from any decent source of reference while I worked on it or I would certainly have used some). I've recently been trying to work on fundamentals. How am I doing with form and lighting? Anything stick out to you as in need of attention? I'm sure there are proportional errors in the close-up somewhere but I'm finding them hard to spot at the minute.

    Thanks in advance =]

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    Your dark tones could be a lot darker, especially on the face. Aside from some weird proportional issues, that's what sticks out to me the most. You definitely lose the underside of his chin, which should have a pretty strong cast shadow.

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    Hey,

    Yeah I can definitely see that there are some proportionality issues. I think that the face is basically hanging at *just the wrong angle. Little stretched downwards, too I think. Maybe I'll have to pick up some charcoal to deal with shadows. I only had a 2B to hand and there's only so far that'll get you.

    Cheers.

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    Hi Steve,

    id go back and fix the structure of the head. the problem is not really the shadow, or something charcoal would fix.

    have a good look at the headabstraction method by frank reilly.. plenty of material out there nowadays .

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    hope this helps .
    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
    Glen Orbik

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    Hi, yeah that helps a lot I hadnít heard of a specific way of constructing the head but it makes loss of sense that they exist. Lack of formal art education definitely shows Iíll have a proper look and study Reilly for sure. Thanks a lot!

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    hi steve,

    glad that helped a bit . Heres another example i did a while ago for another user here. i think it shows pretty well, why this approach is so usefull. not only are you making sure the proportions are sound throughout, but you also get a pretty good foundation for your shading.


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    thought id just add it, maybe it helps .
    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
    Glen Orbik

    "To any man who has slaved to acquire skill in his art, it is most irritating to have his ability referred to as a 'gift.'"
    Andrew Loomis

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