Wednesday, March 8, 2017

30 Minute Portrait Studies #11-14

And we are back! Hope I haven't kept you waiting! I think we are going to try doing these in batches of 4. I'll spare the pleasantries just keep reading to check out the studies and let me know what you think!

Self Critique:
The face is just a little too high compared to the reference. I forced her to be looking up at the camera. taking a little more time in the drawing phase of the study would have helped nip that in the bud. Concider using a textured brush to quickly block in low detail textures in the background. or use a soft brush to get rid of hard transitions of value in the background that take away from the focal point of the piece.


Self Critique:
We got a little afraid of going too light and I think that was an error. tones are a little blotchy and distract from the eyes which should be the most important part of the piece. The left eye looks a little wonky definitely had enough time to address that issue but I think I was too focused on other details in the piece like the hair lips etc. and stopped referencing the reference. Remember to zoom out frequently and check against the reference and/or flip the canvas to refresh the view of the piece ever now and then.


Self Critique:
I think out the the four this one came out the best. I could still conciser using a softer brush to blend tones better. again the hard lines in the lower body distract from what should be the focal point; the eyes. There are a lot of places where I'm making up anatomy instead of referencing that one may not realize at first glance. Just remember to zoom out take a break and check against the reference.


Self Critique:
To be fair I ran out of time on this piece more than any other I've submitted so far. Yeah, there were some successes here for sure, but the big areas of improvement that stood out to me are watching deep cast shadow placement the area around the neck (the chin most noticeably) is way off from the reference.  I also noticed the skin is a little blotchy my version. I even do some made up anatomy around the mouth giving this young lady smile lines when she isn't smiling? most of the tonal shifts are very gradual on her actual face i definitely missed that. Maybe I'd have caught it with more time though?


And don't forget guys I'm always looking for your feedback as well! Hit me up in the comments!
As always God bless, be safe!


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