My first time drawing with natural charcoal... very quickly I´ve found out, that I have not useful type of paper... smudging was almost impossible...
also don´t know proper technique
but I like it, it´s ineteresting and I would like to try it more oftem
used some reference picture, 20minutes ish
Last edited by jablar; August 2nd, 2012 at 03:42 AM.
you haven't failed in this portrait man. there's just alot more time to be put into it. its actually going pretty good. dont give up on it man! dont! the colors are going fine, the proportions are all good, you just need to put in more. keep going man. dont stop.
Hey ya Jablar! Thank for coming to my SB. Good to se that you are also doing pretty well.
Man, i liked the mood you put on your enviroments, specially on the more recent ones. On thing i would say is to try some colors on your shadows, because it is very hard to really find "Black" shadows in nature, because light bounces everywhere, etc. You already did domething about it on you post #68 with that cool color on the shadow side. By the way, you approach seems to be very effective, it seems that you are not struggling that much to reach some results. Keep it up dude!
here is a colour study from today, my colours really sucks, and I totaly miss there sime kind of real look...need to practice more
35 minutes, and you can check my process video, if you are interested
I saw a few weeks back you were saying you feel like you're not making much progress... a good thing to do when you get into that funk is to try redoing something you did a few months or a year ago. It can feel like a slog sometimes, and having a direct side-by-side comparison showing that you're getting somewhere can be motivating as hell.
You have some nice things going on in some of your face studies. What might help is stepping back from full studies for a bit and doing some work on facial planes and general structure, as well as the structure of the individual features. (Have you seen these videos? If not, they're great.) You're also making some progress on the environment front, and I like what you're doing with the colours. Try studying composition a little, just the basic rules, or do a refresher if you're solid on them already - some of the environments have good ideas hampered by awkward compositions.