#252 - Who is he?, a musician? his name is on the tip of my tongue. I think the eye does look a bit off but mainly I think it's the right had side of the eyeball, it needs to fold round a bit more to look like a 3d ball, also his iris and pupil. I've noticed that on some of the portraits you've done in the past few posts they are all round (which is right on a frontal view), however on 3/4 views, the pupil and iris should be an elipse, also it is very important to have the pupil dead centre inside the iris, it is something I'm careful about as it could throw off an otherwise perfectly proportioned face. maybe try drawing balls with an iris and pupil in 3D at different angles as a study (something I did at college)
That is the only crit I have though, the self portraits just keep getting better and better, and your skintones are too. the last colour portrait is beautiful keep it up mate
Keep doing those photo studies - they're getting better and better.
Love the 100 portraits. Best of all is the fact that you actively seemed to create 'different' heads. Never get stuck with one type of character/face/style! You see that happen all too often. Back of the head is too small occasionally. Just check with yourself or reference, facial features are often smaller than you'd think. A pitfall is to exaggerate eyes, noses, mouths etc just because they're the well-known landmarks. You're doing well with it though.
Like the finished scifi guy with the helmet. One note on using textures; You've applied some 'flat' textures. Or an overlay layer, I dunno. Be careful there, if you texture doesn't follow the perspective of your form, you're flattening the image!
Pacino and De Niro are priceless.
Sepia pencil study thing -
What the hell? Have you been studying anatomy in secrecy? Because I've been trying to achieve a study like that for ages but I can't pull it off.
nice updates!!!I like the expression in the last faces a ofcourse the previous painting of the woman is very good(a little "detail crit"[less important for now ] will be the uncompleted use of some cross hatching.I say this because i saw some lines in the arm[of the black lady] that start to depict the 3d form,but they stop only in one series.i would add another plane there[like the one facing towards chest area] and make the proper lines)
You are doing great!!
Keep up comrade
You have a great sketchblog going on here, zou. Your face studies are priceless.
I have a cousin who is trying to get into concept art. I shall send him a link to this page.
Keep up the passion! Thanks for sharing
Anthis: thanks for the big word. Good point on the big features , i noticed too.
for the texture i wanted to finish in a period of time, i hurried.
For the anatomy, yes i did many studies i didn't posted. At that time, didn't have internet and followed the riven phoenix videos. but this one is after fernando freitas.
kingkostas: thanks for noticing the last pencils. I take note about the hatching. Your words always motivates ! davekang: thanks for the kind words ! Yes CA is the best place to practice your passion of drawing.
hehe pencils and digital becoming more solid.Keep up like that
Btw you will understand if you have a very good understanding on some things by trying them out with economy strokes.But that will come physically,so i am just mentioning it now
see ya mate
kingkostas: thanks i think i understand a bit what you said
Dizon: thanks you. The male was the easiest/funniest/fatest one to draw
the girl is a friend , i took several shots to draw from them . It's better than always using internet photos and it's a more natural person , opposed to highly artificial models.
Walid D: Thanks for stopping and for encouraging words.