ahh your going to possibly paint it. great!!
I hope I am not beating a dead horse here. I am sure you are 100% aware of this but here is what i was referring to with the chin.
I think a large part of the character in his face comes from his prominent chin structure.
I'm not an expert so take it with a grain of salt.
If you do more work with it post it on up!!!!
take care me mate
Okay, drawing from dvds is really fun - but occasionally gets annoying when I actually want to watch the film ^^. Anyway, thank you to The Observer for the free Dune dvd, I wuv wou!!
A foot for some variety
These are some studies I have made of the skull, Im not sure how accurate they are, but they cover the basic points.
Mindflaw - thanks for all your advice! I have never done any gesture drawing, thats an area I really feel I need to have a go at and develope, thanks.
Joel - haha, funny story, glad you didn't ruin your notebook. selling cookies at peoples front doors must be a really american thing. We never have stuff like that in england, kinda makes me glad, lol . Im not sure if I can help you with the 3/4 eye, I just look at the common shapes and put in a lot of shadow a it seems to work. Im so looking forward to finishing these exams, when I do Im gonna go an a massive drawing bindge, no one will stop me!!
dfacto - thank you for the crit .
incolorinred - thanks man, wow - with that line their it looks really obvious where I have gone wrong, lol. Im going to go back to that picture.
Nice studies there. The eyes on the first pic captured my attention immediately, and the foot is well done too.
I think you have trouble with drawing symmetry though, as you tend to have irregularities that go past the normal. Maybe try to focus on that, because it will immediately improve your work, as with the faces, and the eyes, which are not quite right.
dfacto -- I have a huge issue with symmetry, I really don't know how to deal with it though, :X. That's why I hate drawing faces and skulls from the front view, any advice anyone, help help!
Recursive end -- thank you, I should just fill my sketchbook with studies because they look really cool. I'll do some more, haha.
Nice studies. I don't have big experience in this but after few pages of constructing head from simple planes my symetry improved a bit. It's easier to measure triangles and rectangles. Eyes can be made of few straight lines and later you can use them as guide for drawing curves. These guides should be sketched very lightly of course. I hope that helps .
Keep it up.
Tullie, just practice.
Not a satisfying answer, but it's the only way you'll get there.
Try forcing yourself to draw objects that require symmetrical renderings.
Farvus - thank you for the contribution to my sb . Your advice is noted and I have been inspired by your self-potraits that you have done in another thread and so will have a go of doing some of those myslef. Also I will do some pages of faces and see how much that helps ^^.
dfacto - I need people like you to ground me, lol, that is very true and I must remind myself; only drawing, drawing and more drawing will sort out these problems. Cheers..
drawn at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London:
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has been too long since i've come in here... good looking progress, and thanks for updating when it sounded kind of like you might not be able to do so for a couple of months--> the skull studies and other general studies from post 92 are looking so freaking great... Like the direction you are headinng... keep up the great work!
Tullie - thanks for dropping by my SB!
How'd the uni work go? Sorry you couldn't get to Bristol.
Good looking anatomy here - the progress is great. As for symmetry, I think it's just a matter of practice and control - nobody's totally symmetrical, so usually roughly lining things up is enough, especially if you get this sorted early in the construction phase. Have you tried supplementing the Hogarth studies with some Loomis?
those eyes are looking great.
try to give some useful tips about symmetry knowing that you not have much time drawing you could do this basic exercise that you most certain already know of. It's really more about negative and positive space and such, but imo a quick symmetry exercise that you could do in a whenever whatever fashion. And thats great when you got little time and just found a little time to draw. You just draw a simple line profile then facing that profile you draw another profile symmetrical to the first profile. This way you get good focus on practicing symmetry in the second profile in a hopefully carefree way (no great piece to destroy) YAY.
Oh and if you want to practice that negative/postive space thing....then draw one line on top of the head to the of the other head and then repeat at the bottom. Depending on how you look you will see either a vase or the two profiles. This being an exercise in understanding positive and negative space the vase being the negative space and the profiles being the positve space. If the vase was the object you draw then the profiles would be the negative space. Good to use when you get confused by the positve space and a way quickly double check angles etc.... and thats a good thing for the symetry too.
If you want I could draw an example but I think you already know of which exercise I'm talking about since it's in a lot of drawing books.
keep at it
anyway jsut top repeat my rantings the second profile is imo good practice to practice symmetry.
one more thing in incolorinred post (post 91) he is using a green line to show differences in the angles use you pen or similar e.g flower stick to check if the angles correspond correctly if they do then you got the symmetry too... or the case incolorinred was showing you a correct depiciton of the original photo.
My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
Ps:Hope you understand my English.
Remember my advices taste best with a grain of salt.
ahhh! its been so long since i came here!
the studies are great, like guggenmaneuver said above "good looking progress, and thanks for updating when it sounded kind of like you might not be able to do so for a couple of months......Like the direction you are heading..."
hope everythings going ok with exams and all, good luck!