yes they are from hogarth and i agree i have been looking for another source thanks for the tips ill look it up as far as portrait studies i have been using old master sculpture and paintings the one i am working on curently is from michelangelo its a sculpture he did for ceaser if you have any sugestions for portrait studies let me know
here is the portrait after more work
have to finish the beard
Have to agree with Justin, Hogarth is excellent for understanding what is happening to the muscle forms, as they are purposely blown out as dixtinct shapes, but as an aesthetic-if you want a realistic style, not the best to emulate.
Was looking at your 1st page, turning my head sideways.......their is a lot of energy in your drawings, which is great! I would harness that and think about how to express a single line to express the movement or life of the figure. When there are a lot of lines, they all compete for the form and what the viewer sees is less discernible, IMO.
2nd, 3rd pages have some good stuff going on. In your inks, there is more unity and flow as copied from the Masters. Think in these term for your charcoals as well. How to simplify what you see.
Frazzetta is my all time favorite illustrator. You cannot go wrong doing studies from him, I'm going to do same.
ok here is some work i did two quarters ago in my color thoery class out proffesor had us to studies of his own work here is a link to his website where you can see all his original work his name is Tak Salmastyan
here are some studies of line
been using pen nibs instead of the usual technical pen
it is more fluid and kinda makes me feel like im going old school
only problem is the nib doesnt hold much ink befor i have to dip it again
Your art is like a basic flow of forms, making it easy to get the basic shapes. When it comes to drawing more details, that might be kind of hard. I think you are in the middle of two ways you can go. Create the details in your own way so they don't look exactly like what it really looks like or make a change like a second stage to finish and make it look like what it is. Both ways have a finished look, just like those statues you draw. The artist carved the beard like it was flowing hair, but in real life it is kinky and usually all over the place, add your own flair. They did.
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yes i must practice practice practice
and thank you again chips for the insight you always give me alot to contemplate i have a long journey ahead of me and im going to work my ass off to be the best i can and try to naturally let my style develope on its own
ok here is a drawing of a smiling old man i have started