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    I would say you need to work a bit about constructing the head and discover bonestructures that define the shape. But you are well on your way. Keep them coming

    "Master storytellers never explain. They do the hard, painfully creative thing-- they dramatize"

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    another try at the ref of my june 29th post:
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    after seeing loomis' little girls, I tried one of my own (with pigtails of course):
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    Last edited by Effel; August 7th, 2006 at 04:28 PM.
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    girl at the window (by loretta lux originally)
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    thanks for dropping by.. and it's cool to see someone els doing faces uhu.

    Jip i used some books, loomis books. that helped me a lot. just try it out. it will work.

    this one > http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...g06/hingis.jpg is mij fav. look realy good.

    hope to see more of you soon.
    and they told me often to use some more contrast. maybe something for you to try out.

    but have fun with drawing. and keep posting .

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    Thanks for the crits Oma!
    here's some of the latest:

    my first (partly finished) self-portait, although everyone keeps telling me it doesnt look like me (for one, I look way younger than i should)
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    beyonce (I tried to do shading by cross-hatching here)
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    fantasy woman
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    dutch television personality
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    snoeks girl
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    Beatrix, queen of the Netherlands, 27 years old (1965)
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    third try at reproducing Katie
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    some model
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    Hello!

    These drawings are quite nice! Although there are some factors that need some improvement.

    1. I suggest you study the SKULL anatomy as well as the muscles. It'll help loads! In some of the faces for example, jaws are a bit askewed and shaped a bit too distorted. Skull anatomy will help ya there. Besides, skulls are fun to draw ^_^.
    2. Values! Make the lights light and the darks dark! While working on a flat surface youve gotta make that image "pop" as its sometimes called. The nose sticks out of your face, it isnt on the same level as the eyes. Make your shadows dark and your highlights really light. Show depth in your image.

    For example in this picturehttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...del_snoeks.jpg)
    If you notice your picture the eyes are a bit light,while in your reference the shadows of the eyes are quite dark. Although you dont have to do your drawing as dark as or your reference, your drawing lacks depth in general.

    Contrast in greyscale. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...aug06/bea2.jpg

    Its quite evident in this picture,but by pushing your values like I explained in the previous paragraph will help. Although keep your contrast. I like how you showed contrast between the hat and the face.

    Study proportions as well. As it has been mentioned before, Loomis is great.

    If you get the chance to stop by some life drawing classes, draw people around you, observe or even get some friends of yours to pose for you. Drawing pictures is one thing,but nothing beats drawing from life. Its a bit harder since youve gotta turn something 3d to 2d but at the same time make it look 3d. Its loads of fun Oh and by the way, drawing sleeping people is awesome. (Although tahts a personal preference)
    In some of those pictures the likeness has a lot of potential. So keep working on it!

    Keep posting dude!

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    Youíre a beginner? Well now, youíre better than me and Iím a goddamn veteran!

    Uh what advice could I give you? HmmmÖ How about you shade more. Right now you seem reluctant to shade the faces and bodies too much but thatís what you gotta do to make them look three-dimensional. So do it, okay?

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    Thanks for the advice guys and girls (I know, dished)
    After having been arrested by the values police once more, I really tried to darken the dark spots in this drawing:
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    scribbling at work (isn't she cute though?)
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    Effel,
    It is obvious from your drawings what sort of subject matter you love. If you would like to improve at drawing what you love, however, then you need to stop drawing what you love so much, and start drawing the things that you are not yet good at.

    Drawing from life is perhaps the best way to improve. Try self-portraits, or have your friends pose for you. Drawing from photos is a poor substitute to drawing from the real thing, unfortunately.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
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    thanks for dropping by effel. Draw more SP's. it will realy help your improvement. my first SP's did not look like me at all. just DRAW DRAW DRAW DRAW and draw.

    nice foto drawings. that last one from foto ref looks realy believable.
    but realy drawing from life will help you improve more faster. you have to look better to thinks and think more how thinks are build.

    Just post more, and you will improve HARD!!

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    some new stuff (done in trains)

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    Last edited by Effel; December 6th, 2006 at 01:47 PM.
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    somehow this drawing looks like britney spears, although it was just a fantasy girl...

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    dutch politician (not my favorite)

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    Last edited by Effel; December 6th, 2006 at 01:47 PM.
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    heya Effel

    I love the mouth of the britney spears imaginary girl
    you've made loads of progress..
    Balkenende looks a bit unlike Balkenende but I did recognise him ^^ yay.
    I think you should stop doing faces so much and start full figures, also try some colouring?

    love
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    Thanks Noe!

    here's another one of the lovely Louise Hodges
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    yesterday I tried to grasp one of my favorite hairstyles...

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    another try at a self-portrait...
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    I've been looking at some pinup art lately. Pretty stimulating.

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    inspired by Coop
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    aye man im seeing progression here, keep at it...

    perhaps try some skull studies? just so you can get more familiar with the underlying structure of the face. this kinda sounds boring and "academic" but its SUPER helpful.

    also, remember to look hard at what your drawing and draw what you see. its very hard to ignore the preconceptions we all have about what something (especially people) should look like, but often its different to whats actually there...finaly, try to make a connection between all the facial features with tone, just so we dont get the floating nose feeling kinda thing


    all that said, dont forget to have fun!! enjoy creating and learning


    i hope this is kinda helpful keep at it man and take your time

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    Thanks for the crit, Don-key. I really appreciate it, but I probably won't do skull studies. Not now anyway. I've discovered the wonderful world of pinup art and floating noses are quite common over there

    I've also discovered that big breasts are easier to draw than small breasts: you can just use a circular template! I'm hooked.

    Here's my latest. I like it anyway. Sorry for the poor quality scan.

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    Last edited by Effel; January 6th, 2007 at 04:02 PM.
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    This one's inspired by Dan Decarlo. Simple, but cute as a button

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    scratches

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    scratches

    some actress... face way to long...

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    dutch supermodel Yfke Sturm, when she was still cute

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