Tenminutedrawing - awesome learn to draw series http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
A short list of my favorite tutorials http://surfandsnow.deviantart.com/journal/22269212/
I feel you have made him much too stiff- he looks like he has a stick up his ass! Drop the shoulders to a taper too, they're too square and not tapering enough, and you need to rough up the hair/remove a bit of the back of it, it looks too much like a cap otherwise with that solid round edge. maybe you need to do some torso studies or look for all the twisting in the torso next time you are life drawing. nice job on the shoe hiding though
Digging the concept behind this! Rendering is looking good too (especially on his shirt)
Great points from tehmeh about the stiffness, it's not something I know how to avoid either.
lens flare renaissance
Nice man! I cant beleive that you are 46 pages in.
I like your new stuff a lot, but i cant help but feel that your figures feel very awkward, they dont really stand naturally. Do you have a copy of bridgmans lifedrawing? if so go check out the chapter on rhythm, it should help a lot!
I don't know how I'll sharpen the edges on this without ruining it.
Was yet again painting 2 hours to discover a flaw in the basic alignment of features
but maybe that's the only way to find these mistakes.
also head might be too small, but that's really easy to fix
alex - If you have something to criticize,then please do. I don't go much online nowadays.
Vanderpoel has really helped me in understanding the breakdown of facial features into planes and how they're lit. I recommend his book " the human figure ".
Im running on late hours so ill try to keep this brief first of all, its not bad at all, it has loads of potential, i love how youre playing with textures and colors but why leave it there? play with more colors and different combinations, art is your playground! When painting skintones, especially a portrait with a cool background like the one you have over there i suggest using warmer colors on skin to draw the eye to the subject easier, and it gives a nice contrast as well. also i suggest staying far from grays and whites in portraits, it easily makes the rest of the skintones look muddy. Use a bigger brush when shaping up the forms of the face to give you a better sense of the painting as a whole, I use as big brushes as possible in every situation to keep things solid and it also saves me a lot of time i hope you dont mind about this paintover i did for you. just keep working on it and it should come out good!
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I promise not to call you gay if you paint more men............
If you want to make a portrait of a girl showing no emotion dynamic, your best bet is fashion photography, You'll need to use make up, lighting, and play with exposure (or value ranges, or whatever the equivalent is in painting) to add the drama that's missing in the subject. But that's just window dressing really. Atm you have no strong value contrasts, very bland colours and not much edge variation and this is why it's not dynamic. Just boosting the secondary light and making it orange or something would help. Or perhaps a more interesting perspective? It doesn't seem like you went into this with dynamism in mind.
But regardless of what it isn't, what you have is nicely painted, the sensitivity of your brushwork is really helping to push the feminininininity and it's awesome to see you posting more regularly again. To take it further I think introducing a few more colours into the skin might help, few hits of warm pinks etc to give it some life. I'd probably lose all that stuff in the background as well, or at least tone it down, it's a bit distracting and doesn't add anything to the image.
Keep it sexy,