So far so good with the daily update with promise. These 2 were done in portrait class tonight. Life drawing from the model. Assignment was to draw the light instead of the shadows. turned out to be harder than I thought, lol. White Conté on black Canson paper.
Last edited by Kapri; September 27th, 2012 at 05:13 AM.
Sounds like a great course if those are some of your first assignments! Nice job on the soft vs hard edges especially in the left portrait. Seems like the good type of smudging? In the left portrait, I think you lose out on a bit of depth and definition because the lower lip, bridge of the nose, and brow catch some very heavy highlights (unless thats photograph distortion). Those highlights imply that those surfaces are flat, face the same way and catch the same light source head on.
You mostly seem to be doing studies currently, so it's nice to see some digital sketches and speedpaints on page #6. More of those please! I personally feel its worthwhile to alternate between the studies and working from imagination.
I like the varied tree and wood studies, followed up by actual environments from the Greece trip. The last batches of pencil sketches contains some interesting stuff too. Like the compositions. I never really got into that but it seems like a good exercise. Also, first portrait in #153 is pretty nice. Subtle stuff! Drawing a female portrait like that and pulling it off makes you realize how tiny differences in linework can have such a big impact.
Lastly- we should go figure drawing someday again. Not sure if the other trip in the NL sketchmeet thing will work out. I'll make sure to keep you posted on any trips organised on Facebook though. Not sure how you are on time though, getting the feeling you've got a busy schedule now.
Looking forward to your new work!
Heyyyauh Very very nice lines, in addition to sensing a bit of form.
I was trying to come up with some advice for you, but it's kind of difficult for me to see which direction you are heading. In your statement in the first post it says you are planning on tackling color... I don't know if you still plan on doing that, but from what I see you should probably work on values a bit more. Sorry I am pretty bad at explaining this, but perhaps try and complete some photo B&W studies without adding imagination in there since what you think you see and what actually is may be very different. Doing those should help you with your range of values. With the process first start off with big blocks of values then slowly blend into each other across the surface, but still imagine the surfaces broken apart into different planes. Eventually this should help with values and form and fight against the flatness... I hope that helps D: