trying to teach myself how to paint in color....
WIP from photo of my daughter. I know there's a whole lot wrong with it, not the least of which that I don't seem to be using the reference. My main goal here is to get a process and follow-through. I'm not going to worry about how close it is to the ref.
I think you are hyper-focusing on the details, which are coming out nicely at this point, but are extremely misplaced. I'd suggest blocking in all major structural features a little more, checking placement the whole time before you start refining features like you've done to the nose and eye.
A few notes: The head should be rotated a few degrees CW and the eye level (perspective) is higher in the drawing than it is in the photo. I.E. it looks like you are looking at your daughter in the eyes in your painting, but in photo, the eye level is around the mouth or lower. Changing that would forshortten the cheek/mouth area in turn bringing the nose closer into the eyes like the photo.
I hope I didn't pick too much, I enjoyed looking at your SB.
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Originally Posted by glikster
I know there's a whole lot wrong with it, not the least of which that I don't seem to be using the reference.
Thanks, Bennet, I knew I was way off, although how way off wasn't clear until I posted the pic. I'm afraid you're right and I'm gonna have to start over.
I seriously do appreciate the crits, though... keeps my mind on what matters...
Hey man, seeing some good stuff in here, and congrats on the scanner!
I checked out your baby WIP thread, I admit I was a little worried that you were going to details too quickly (I've never been able to do that and succeed... I've seen some people manage that, but I have no idea how..) but it looks like you overcame that when you started over, so good job. Congrats on the baby too, she's a cutie. : )
Another quick Painter sketch. Originally I was trying to remember the arm study I did last night from Bridgeman, but I completely screwed the elbow and major muscle masses... not to mention the wrist... oh well, more studies tonight... will post them soon.
and a another sketch of my cubicle mate
and fixed the apple image a bit
Last edited by glikster; January 25th, 2006 at 02:44 PM.