Here we go
Here we go
Pencil on paper, copied from a photo.
Hi nahumfarchi - nice portraits! There's not a lot here, but from what I see, my advice to you would be to work on your values - make your darks darker. Your shading is somewhat timid and that can give your drawing a flat look. Some good practice might be to study from some stills from old film noir movies, which have some serious shadows going on.
Also, try to avoid drawing from photographs for the first little while, because until an artist is superbly skilled, it's difficult to translate the 2-dimensional photographs into 3D shapes in your mind and then put it down on paper. Draw from life as much as you can and do some Loomis and Bridgman studies if you haven't already.
But then I've only seen two of your drawings, so if I've said some things you already know, apologies.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury
Thanks for your critique littlebones, it's much appreciated. I'll look into those stills. Also, I have those loomis and bridgeman books on my drive somewhere and I did study them some. Not enough I guess?
I tried pushing the darks on the second portrait. Here what I got.
Last edited by nahumfarchi; September 1st, 2011 at 06:37 AM. Reason: added the reference
Some faces from my head and general practice.
I found some old film photos on google images. Here are my results.
Some 30 sec poses from posemaniac.
Quick gesture from posemaniac.
I just stumbled on this thread so I decided to do a master study. After 3 hours here's what I got. Feedback is much appreciated!
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