ive got some ideas brewin for the IDOW, hopfully i will be able to finish it on time!
I am having a hard time trying to sketch a head with just lines. I was studying loomis, and I think it may have to do with my getting used to sketching on my tablet rather than paper.
I did another portrait, thought with no reference. It looks pretty good to me I think her lack of hair detail kind of hurts the piece, I will practice on that.
Hey Iv been meaning to comment in here earlier iv just been a bit busy with work. Just a few thing you might want to consider as your doing your studies. Vary up your mark making as with your brush size ( hard edges, soft edges, and lost edges)and edge quality.
Push your values and have the saturation mach that value depth. Remember to flip your canvas and double check the proportions. Also spend a bit more time with these studies laking maybe 4-5 hours really going through seperat detail passes.
thx for the comments, just another quick SP for values.
still working on a solid workflow, i think it is coming along. I certainly am much more comfortable with heads than i had previously been and i am learning very much by doing these portraits.
rob, although i would like to mix and match brush styles, i just have a hard time stopping, and looking, and deciding which brush i should pull out. I think that is not just a brush but a problem with my entire paintings. I need to get the patience and knowledge to pull back, and look at the drawing for a minute, and think about the next stroke i make rather than slopping them all on.
I know it's weak but i am still dipping with colour once or twice a picture because i for some reason cannot get an accurate read with values yet. sigh, I'll understand soon i hope
See you tommorow.
Dude, you've made some hefty progress since you started this sketchbook! Wow...everything is just so much more confident! Aaanyways, stick with the self portraits. It's always good to try studying from life. I'm really looking forward to collaborating with you on the ChoW! S'gonna be awesome.
Thanks a bunch for commenting in my SB, I must return the favor. You've made incredible progress in this book, I can't believe it's the same artist who drew the stuff from the first page when I look at this last one. Commenting and critiquing is rather pointless because you're doing all the right things. Cheers and thanks once again!
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