Hey big B. glad you like the lips. I got plenty more but I`ll just post a good one.
Whahey sculpture and drawing combined is crazy
Hey man, thank's for commentating. And yeah, you are right about the neck, didn't notice it before.
Since you asked...Originally Posted by Banshax
It's nice to see that you are doing studies of the various parts of the face, but now you have to integrate your studies into you full faces. The individual parts look really good, but I don't really see the individual parts coming together in the full faces.
Take, for example the individual lip drawings. I've already said that they are really good. But in the recent full head drawings, you don't draw the lips the same way. You go to this sorta amateurishly done "wing" lips.
With the new faces, it doesn't look like you spent time on them. It's not a bad thing to be fast, but fast and either sloppy or careless is bad. It makes it look like you don't care about the outcome of your own artwork. So, when drawing faces, settle down, take your time. Once you can draw faces consisently, you can start to speed up...all though with more practice, you should get faster anyways.
To make sure you know what is happening underneath the skin on the face, I suggest getting an anatomy book. I have several always on hand, and I can't stress practicing anatomy enough. There are two I suggest over all others.
Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Peck (actually it's commonly referred to as "Peck")
Artistic Anatomy by Hale (usually called the Big Red One or Hale)
Also, when drawing emotion, I suggest you do some simple faces first. Literally draw some smilies and have them represent different emotions. Think of the emtoicon. Just two characters, like say, a colon and a closed parenthesis makes a smiley face. A colon and a start parenthesis is a sad face.
Once you get a good group of base emotions down, you can build up on them with more complicated faces.
Remember that art is a building procedure. You have to start with a foundation that you can build upon. You can't jump to the third floor at the start.
Don't take any of my comments as an insult. I'm just trying to help as best I can.
Im not offendedl, Heck im glad!
Im quite fond drawing rough and quick of since it forces me into "drawing mode".
However I agree that its not helping in the area of making a solid foundation.
I gained some confidence in drawing heads again with it.
You`re right about my knowledge of stuff under the skin. I`ll take up your advice and focus on skulls and
muscles for a while. Drawing carefull should be easier with that kind of knowledge i suppose.
Ive looked at peck and the big red, they look quite thorough. I had a look at "die gestalt des menschen"
A book my animation teacher showed me which is something like 50 euro`s overhere.
I think I`ll get that one, dispate the fact that its in german. anyway, anatomy cant be ignored.
Tnx for your insights B.
Wise words from Beo there. You're on the right track mate.
Good job on the studies&SP's. Keep it up
http://www.sakuhatakka.com/ - image portfolio
Tnx spats, your feedback is apreciated
Bhanu, I`ll keep walking and work this thing tnx!
another SP. These are excellent for showing how little I understand, theyre brutaly merciless
Ow man I finally found some schematics i was dying to see.
Mentlers super secret schematics to building a head in perspective.
I`ll be studying those thoroughly!
Last edited by Banshax; October 14th, 2006 at 09:42 AM.