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    drawing of a friend

    Ok well I dont really know if this is the right spot for this or now but i guess i will post it here any ways.

    I am having alot of problems doing the face and maybe everything else on this. I am doing it for my basic drawing class and i think it will be her xmass present. So what am I doing wrong? I just cant seem to get the head and face to look any good. any tips or anything at all is wanted.

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    Last edited by charger; December 7th, 2005 at 07:32 PM.
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    It is a little hard to tell from this pic and also it is kind hard to see the reference. However, a see a couple of things. The lenses of here glasses aren't the same shape. That is throwing the balance off a bit. Her nose is a bit off center. The shape off her eyes isn't quite right. You are missing some darker values on her forehead. If you could post a better pic, you might be able to get more better crits.

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    so any more more help? any one... anything at all.... just say something lol

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    The eyes are a bit to far apart to my...uh ..eye, and you have forgotten (or need to emphasize more) the folds of the upper eyelids.

    The main problem I see in achieving a likeness is that you seem to be compressing and rounding the shape of the head.

    Value range is also an issue try being less timid with your darkest darks and get some highlights in as well.

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    Some shapes are a little wonky, but it's definately a good start.

    Are you paying attention to negative shapes? Are you blocking out the big forms before you head in for details?

    Unless your scan is terribly distorting the quality of your picture, you need to do something about the grainyness of your shading. When you shade, do you do it with mostly the side of your pencil, or do you use the tip? Using the tip (especially for delicate, intricate features like the face) are best suited when using the tip of the pencil. Use the side for klunky shapes like the arms and shirt.

    Hope that helps.

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    did some more work on it with charcoal pencils. i am trying to make it darker
    the thing is i dont know if its getting better or worse.

    o and to try and get more help i am just editing the first post for the pics

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    you may find it useful to have the reference image overlap the image youre rendering (digitally). this means that, if you get lost, you can make the layer that the ref is on visible/invisible in rapid repition. this allows your mind to make judgements where things are off, and areas that need work so as to be truer to the image. i put together a little (crappy) flash document that loops, ref in red, your render in green, using her eyes as general anchor points.

    http://img230.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ersanim7nz.swf

    since youre not doing it digitally, i would even suggest gridding the image since you are having trouble with the placement of features, etc. keep at it, youre getting there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'stoph.
    . i put together a little (crappy) flash document that loops, ref in red, your render in green, using her eyes as general anchor points.

    http://img230.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ersanim7nz.swf
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    ok i did some more work but its still on done. New pic in first post

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    Definately need to increase your range of values, everything, sans the background, kinda stays in the mid-range gray area. Like the pillow for instance, that should just be pretty much plain white, and the area under the left ear should be close to black.

    Also (something for later), the bracelet could use some more attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koroshiya001
    Like the pillow for instance, that should just be pretty much plain white.
    it is as white as it will get
    the paper isnt really white and i have put charcol over that at one point and that as much i could get off

    but yes im still working on getting the other parts darker

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