And after one hour of work!
Here's a newer version of my self portrait. I painted some colors into the different areas of the face. Still I can't get it to look sharp, I just have not enough knowledge of light, shapes, form and the absence of light - shadow. More studies incoming!
This Singer Sargent copy took me about 2 hours, focusing on light, shadow and tones.
All in all I think I made good progress in 2013 so far, even if I couldn't spend as much time studying art as I wanted. Have just too much projects (3) for my university running right now. But as all ever - I'll work it out
Last edited by Charmer; Yesterday at 11:43 AM.
Hey there Charmer! Woo
Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook.
So for advice I'd say you should try and work more on your values. I see you are trying,
but your colors seem very simple and not much variation.
I just found out today that there are many many colors due to shadows and backlights in my face o _ o
In #666post (woah cool number), are you doing the self portrait from life or photo?
The photo distorts some colors and if you even just stare at yourself in the mirror a little you'll notice hopefully a bunch of diff hues. if you look long enough
You could also try a dimmer lamp so that there is less light/ more variation of dark vs light
Plus you could try and see how your portraits look in greyscale during coloring to see how wide a range of values there really are.
Your edges are much neater than mine though.
How do you do it?? XD if there is an answer to that ack
Good luck! And I hope I was able to help you :3
I'll keep watching your progress okiay
Hey, thanks for dropping by my SB and commenting. You've got some good studies and sketches going on, just be sure to keep your constructions and perspective in mind while drawing and also to break your shadows and lights into manageable groups before rendering. The simpler the read from the very beginning of a paintings the better! Keep at it.