Study: Portraits

The site may be up now but I was still need a profile picture for social media. Well I tried and torn off some self portrait drawings and digital paintings several times, both in cartoonish style and realistic. Then I realized that other than characters from games anime and manga I never really drawn lots of realistic characters. So here’s some portrait study that images that I picked up from pinterest boards.

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Old man with a mane

Here’s the first and warm up drawing. Cause of the cause of the light and bright picture of the model I just went lightly with H2 leads. And since it is drawn lightly it’s really hard to notice the details of the picture.

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Girl with Afro

Now here’s a full attempt going heavily on shading with graphite sticks, which I forgot to show on the what I use drawing post. Well suffice to say it’s a bad one as the face look flat and looks like she’s bearded than a shadowed that curves around the chin to ears. Who ever the model is I am very sorry.

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Freckled guy minus the freckles

Here’s another with a lighter touch but i wasn’t sure hot to draw the texture of his hair. And as of writing I’ve notice I missed the a major detail, his freckles.

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Freckled Redhead Girl

This may be my best work on this study. I mostly got the details with the but I don’t want to risk the piece by over darken on the right side of her face of the model. Still I feel good on getting the braids and freckles of the model.

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Girl with Afro Redux

Well here’s a do over of the second model. Way better than the first attempt but didn’t do well on the highlights not what I have a good look in to this. Still happy how this one turns out to be.

I need to work on observing details and be brave on working with darker and lighter values are what I learned on this self study. This will also a nice bit of learning experience once I attempt to paint a portrait. Now to making selfies and draw myself, process and selfies will be put on file for now as I am still to shy on a more proper introduction.

 

 

Taking A Drawing Course

I wanted to hone my drawing skills and just been drawing things aimlessly. Just a couple of weeks ago I stumble to a YouTube ad, AdBlock had crashed while afk, of The Ultimate Drawing Course on Udemy. Cause of the enthusic voice of the instructor in the video I had to check it out. With the very generous set of previews of the course and a sale I signed up.

First lesson is an to draw an eye to follow thru as a test on where your drawing ability is. He said that by the end of the course I will draw another eye and compare the first one to see the improvements to it.

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Eye drawing for the course

Next set of videos is about working on lines fundamentals. The usual of keep drawing different lines on a paper. Then contour lines, lines that makes basic shape and some details. One of  his subject is a boot mine is a sunflower. Here’s a few images of what I made following the lesson

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Line exercise of different lines

 

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Line exercise where you look on the object only never in on the paper.
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Line exercise of random objects both reference online and around me
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A sunflower drawing that is mixed of the second and third exercise.

Now do not let that sunflower drawing fool you, it comes from a tricky exercise where you have to look more on the subject/reference while drawing. The line subject finishing off with cross contour lines, lines which gives shape a from. Think of a circle becomes a sphere. The instructor coming back the his boot drawing he uses cross contour lines to refine his drawing.

Now that is where I will continue the course is to refine the sunflower drawing with cross contour lines. And as an assignment I will do several other objects.