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Saikin - Thank you! You right about it - similar faces, similar hair I`ll try to make them more various.
Workin` on hair. Photo ref:
That looks a bit like Keira Knightley! (spelling?)
Fantastic - your sense of form is coming along very well mate! You also seems to getting the hang of faces - this one is very believable!
A touch I usually add it to select one or two place as highlight that will remain pure white, and everything else starts becoming more grey and black. Find this usually support overall form a lot more!
Great progress man - keep it up!
i like that one!. that hair looks Cool. me also needs to practise hair!!! and not just a little bit .
Great to see how you are doing it. can learn a lot from it!
demented - hey, man, you recognized her, ha-ha!!! Yes, it`s the world`s ugliest portrait of KK! Thanks for advise about highlights, from time to time i draw this way, but all my previous attempts to do so totally sucked. I need to be more confident with planes and masses of the head to make this right. One day I will. Thank you for your support!
oma - thanks, man! I need a lot of practice too You`re doing a great progress in your sketchbook! I keep an eye on it.
Here`s some studies of heads from ref:
That's it...you just made me go back to sketching. I've been slacking my ass off on that and after seeing this, it's time to get back to it.
Lovely heads by the way
Saikin - glad to hear that, thanx, man!
blanquish - thank you! I got only time to draw with the pencil right now, but when I become more confident with it may be I`ll try to use other mediums. Thanx for stopping by!
Heres a little update. Only two crap heads from ref, but it`s a pretty tricky staff to draw. It sucked a lot of my blood
i love the ref. stuff. thats just like not buying a drawing book to learn from.
Great way to see that stuff. I hope we will learn a lot here,. and make SUperb progress here!!!
btw > i like your lines !!
Great work with those new head studies
wow, your anatomy studies are really amazing... reminds me i need to get back to working on faces.
even though your studying hard and all...try and see if you can apply your knowledge on a new creation then you can truly see where you are
good luck..hope to see more from ya
oma - thank you!
Pawlack - Thanx, man!
White Rose - Thank you! I`ll try to do some non ref stuff some time later - after number of studies and drawings from refs. I need more practice before I`ll be able to make a good drawing without ref, I think. Now all my non refs are just suck
So here`s an update:
attempt to get some Dark photo ref:
Last edited by Niels23; August 12th, 2006 at 08:58 AM.
sorry haven't been here in a while
Great job on the photorefs mate, both are looking spectacular and very believable. On the first one, something troubling is that the darkest value is not in the focal point (the face). Remember the focal point has the highest contrast, most detail and the place that has the most psycholical weight, in this case the face. Heighten the contrast on the face and that one will register much better.
Second look great, and the studies are really kicking in. Keep p the good work mate!
demented - thanx, man! Fixed up dark areas and details in that piece - looks Much better now, thank you for great crits!
for now - one photoref. Got totally tired with this one. Drawing front views of women`s faces is a damn thing
Great studies man. Love the head cubic studies. I always want to spend time on these but don't have the pacience. Shame on me. These heads are well formed, specially the ones with different points of view. Oh, is that Keira Knightley a couple posts back?
BTW, your id is a great band.
Cheers. See ya round.
Last edited by isair; August 13th, 2006 at 09:00 AM.
shaping up really really nicely, structurally looking much better mate! Careful though for leaving the hair completely to line - it can have a flattening effect. Not a big prob with this one I think, but laying in some darks to give some dimension to it would really add to this one. Doing a great job dude, seriously.
Keep doing so!
Hope to see more soon!
isair - thanx for stopping by and for kind words, man! Much appreciate it! You right, it`s Keira Knightley under my ugly lines, he-he. And you right again - that`s really great band!
demented - Thanx man! I see what you mean about hair, but I tried to put her eyes on right places for tooo long and now I just hate this drawing. Maybe later I`ll do something with it, you right - it`s flattering a face. Anyway your valuable crits are always welcome!
Ok, here`s Elektra. Used a photo of Jennifer Garner for this one, but it doesn`t look like JG at all:
Last edited by Niels23; August 13th, 2006 at 01:53 PM.
The woman on the top of this page is beautiful!
These studies >
are great! !
uhu, you are right. i hope to get some "real'' atonomy books soon. books that students need at a medical of sport University!
I have got me some loomis books... i like how he handles the faces, the body's whit 8 heads in it, doesn't suit me that much. the way Mr. mentler handels that body suits me more!.
and yeah, it's better to learn from real books > but, i big but > to even look how people like you made some study's is intressting and a good way to learn how you are handeling problems, and you learn some things by just watching good study's like you made.
I am glad many people post here there study's, because its just a great way to learn, and intresting to see how all the people handle ther problems + to see diffrent way's of shading, not only 1 > thats done in the books.
that one > http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/Ulver23/54.jpg > i like most of your study's!!
Great way to see you are also doing some stuff from mind.
AND PLZ KEEP UPDATING YOUR STUFF , i like it all.!!!
Thanks for commenting in my sketchbook . Your studies are really good, I need to save all your drawings and learn from them (damn my lack of drawing skill)!
woah, nice pencil sketches. your stuff has a very calm and subtle look to it, which I like. The "Elektra" drawing really doesn't have to look like that actress at all, I think it looks perfect as it is. Oh and your thread caught me by your nick! Ulver is one of current favorite bands... maybe you haven't heard it, and just fell to the default meaning of "wolf"? does it mean wolf? I'm really not so sure...
anyways keep it up!
sabe2003 - Thank you!
oma - thanx for kind words and for constant support, man! Glad to hear that these studies are valuable not only for me. I`ll keep posting, cheers!
Meatsworthy - Thanx for stopping by, really appreciate your words, man!
GriNGoLoCo - Thank you! Yes, Ulver is one of my favorite bands I don`t especially like their early black metal albums, but their Kveldssanger is amazing, and the latest albums are pure madness, very like them
Some update: trying to apply my "knowledge" of a head forms and planes into the life drawings. Used a head model for these. Both are from life. Have to be more patient with a hatching:
The planes in these have been really really really well handled mate - no crits there. The only thing I'd advise you to do in terms of technique is to work some on you line (k, I tell this to almost everyone..). Avoid making it hairy, and try to draw a clean line from point A to point B.
Other than that you might want to try some different expresions, since you're getting the hang of faces!
Looking forward to more good work mate!
Hi ulver! Very nice sketchbook you have here, great figure and head studies! just keep on drawing, you are doing just fine!
that are cool head study's. they look very constructed to me. and that is important!. have to work on that myself!. but he! most important thing --> ITS FUN TO DO!!!. .
wow, it's from life? that'd be great. abstract complicated object into simplified blocks are always very hard for me. I'll try this method too.
Maybe you neglacted the ear on the first one which looks flat and his left eye is a little bit higher than expacted to me. The hatching is fine. Don't worry too much about it as it will improve in time and as long as the tones are right nothing really could be wrong.
Wow, thanx for all comments, guys, really appreciate it!
demented - thank you! Gonna work on my lines more I`ll try to do some different expressions, but firstly want to study face features a little, for more believable result. Now smiles in my drawings are scare people
elisa - Thank you for stopping by! Glad that you like it! Always great to see new works in your sb! Love your paintings alot
oma - Thanx man! You right - It`s just fun to do and it`s the main thing!
isair - Thank you! Yeah, that ear is flat, I`ll be more accurate with it. This method is difficult for me too, but it helps alot to construct head right.
Some more skulls and heads:
fast sketches of my cast from life:
head model again, life. Did it for too long, but missed with the proportions a little and ear is flat again, but I`m too sleepy to fix it :
Oi! Stop this shit - you're going to get way too good mate. Great sense of form in these last ones methinks. Feeling very 3d to me - great work on those mate! This last one might be off a tad - think you need more darks on side of the nose and some highlights/lighter values on the forehead. Rendering on the chin is well done, but it doesn't feel totally consistent with the light source - might be worng though. But overall this is very impressive
damnz... why felt i in love doing study's... and just by seeing you do some study's make me wanna do more study's... progress is HUGE... Realy have to buy such a head to :
like the skull from live study's... damn i gonna go to the gravejard and get me some SKULLS myhahha.. realy like your study's...
demented - sorry, man, can`t stop this shit, really Thanx for kind words! That light source was really weird and i was confused with the rendering of that head. I know I need to work more on the rendering and drawings from life as well. I`ll try to do my best at it.
oma - Thank you very much! Great that you see some progress here. I think that I need to go to that place to get some bones for myself too!
Got stuck on skulls a little. Some refs again, interesting angles for better understanding of skull form:
Last edited by Niels23; August 17th, 2006 at 07:27 PM.
Yeahah... new study's... LOVE .... that ref shit looks good, but i isn't shit..
it uber cool