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02-15-2018 04:36 PM
Klipdassie I think the main issue is the depth and contrast. You can solve this by using different kind of pencils, for exemple: 2H=sketching, HB=main pencil, 4B=dark areas.

Personally I think using a grid is easier to get the right proportion. I make a grid as follows:

1: open publisher and choose the right format of your drawing.
2: scan the picture you would like to use as a reference.
3: open the picture in publisher.
4: put a grid over it (you can choose the measurements of a grid block yourself).
5: draw the same grid with a hard pencil (light) on your paper.
6: you can draw the outlines easily on the paper.

This way the proportions are right. (place of the eyes, place of the mouth, form of the head etc.)

I hope this helps. I think you can be a great artist if you just start with improving these things. It is possible you won't succeed immediately, but it will improve your skills
01-05-2018 05:28 AM
Traffic NYC @edwe000 Nice Initiative, keep it up!!!! Hope for the best
01-04-2018 02:24 AM
jacqueline I too am already seeing improvements in your work. One suggestion that might help with your continued improvements to your shading is to look into training around value studies, you can Google the term and find a lot of resources to help you learn how to consciously, for lack of a better term, "see" differently. To sort of look at things with an eye to the shapes generated by the interplay of light and shadow. Best of luck developing your talents.

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12-15-2017 04:17 AM
Originally Posted by Rrr View Post
Hey! you've improved instantly, nice
Thank you
12-15-2017 01:20 AM
Rrr Hey! you've improved instantly, nice
12-15-2017 12:40 AM
Originally Posted by Rrr View Post

I wouldnt say you totally failed as there is a certain likeness there, for instance you got it very clear the one in the portrait is a young woman and that she is of asian descent. This is quite good allready in my honest opinion. If you would rid the portrait of the hard (thick) outlining and applied shading techniques as others have allready suggested you could totally change things around with this drawing. Drawing portraitures fail or succeed by accurate outlining at the beginning of the drawing and with a good enough shading technique that follows. If you are finding yourself having trouble applying the various shading techniques I can suggest doing a tour through youtube through this link, this helped me quite a bit in a relatively short amount of time.
okay i'll learn from it ^^

Btw i used andrew loomis's proportion and this is what i get
12-14-2017 01:31 PM
Originally Posted by Rrr View Post
That is a great portrait.
Thanks, it's not as easy as it was. It is well you know :-) difficult, yeah that's it.
12-14-2017 11:02 AM
Originally Posted by just View Post
That is a great portrait.
12-14-2017 09:01 AM
dickhutchings Yes that's how I meant it.
12-14-2017 08:59 AM
Originally Posted by dickhutchings View Post
Interesting old timey feeling in this Just.
I'm not sure what that means but it sounds like a compliment.
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