every morning for a month i´m doing a self portrait.
it is of course to record how sleepy and surreal i can be in the morning.
i managed to focus more today, think of the structure, at least in the sketching phase. I somehow totatlly missed the prportions even if i though i had been carefully paying attention to them. In the painting phase i started loosing focus.
What i learnt is that:
1. first to create a gesture for the head, then the structure, and then start fitting the features on it.
2. Every time you make a mark, first check the proportions =)
3. brushstrokes should describe the form.
4. in the morning i´m too sleepy to save files in the proper folder!
today i started with good intensions, but ended up in a coma state after a few minutes. It became painfull to hold the same expressione, turn of the head, and draw accurately at the same time.
i somehow manage to miss the structure of the head regularly. It is pointless to jump into late phases if i´m not doing the early ones correctly.
Structure s probably what alla these portraits lack the most. Then proportions ehhe, but i need a somewhat solid structure to then position the features i guess. Might do another today just to try and progress a bit. =)
hey! thanks for stopping by =)
yeah i´ll try and do one traditionally tomorrow!
today i tried to get a more define structure. i also spent 10 more minutes in front of the mirror to add some values and define someparts better.
The major problem i have is lack of patience. And a part of that is due to my back hurting cause i have to sit in an unconfortable pose, in order to get the face where i want it in the mirror. So tomorrow i´ll try and sit in a more comforable position.
Also i have a hard time getting down proportions and structure in the beginning. Mainly, i can´t understand what i´m drawing. So i´ll have to sit a bit more time tomorrow and figure that out =)
i know that if i spend moe time i can fix most of this stuff, but i want to keep them relatively fast (aroun 30mins) to force myself to focus...
see ya tomorrow =)
Last edited by pepps; January 30th, 2009 at 04:16 AM.
at this point the markers decided to die =)
i wasn´t much focuse but i maybe managed to learn something anyway.
i need to use the eyebrows to indicate the form of the head. i should pay more attention to the distance between eyes and nose. I tend to make the face mor round, and i don´t make the mouth 3d.
i don´t think i learn much as of what goes where and so on, but i´ll try to watch over these things i just pointed out, in the next one.
this one is actually the bast one so far. I managed to get a good likeness and it has structure. It shows improvement anyway.
Main problems i´m having right now are the lips, and getting them in the right position and 3dimensions. the jaw line also has visible problems.
in this one i actually took my time at the beginning, and everthing wen smoother.
i learnt a bit more about the way the upper eyelids are positioned, and about my forhead, haha.
i also learn that the angle of the lines between the lips, determines their perspective...uhm..hard to explain, and i don´t know if it´s 100% correct eheh =)
i wasn´t really concentrated in this one either...i´m starting to think that it doesn´t really matter how focused i am, it´s more my will to commit to do it good, that matters...if that makes sense.
yesterday and today.
yesterday i focused more on lines, to day i wanted to experiment, but time went by, i wasn´t really sure of what i was doing.
today i did some other studies and realized some more things about visualizing and drawing from life, so hopefully tomorrow´s portrait will be better =)
today i worked more slowly, maybe too slowly. Lost focus many times, it was hard to keep track of what i was doing.
I tried to focus on visualizing what i wanted to draw, understand the purpose of the line i was about to draw, so that i could use it to describe the form.
It didn´t go that well, i need to focus more on what i´m doing.
It was fun anyway ehe