|I love it when I manage to make something like this, because it's almost always a surprise!|
Portrait drawing and learning materialsSome time ago I got question about how I approach portrait and face drawing. I posted about it on Tumblr, but I thought why now share my thoughts here on DA alsomannequin-atelier
The first thing if You want to do portraits is to know anatomy. Start with learning what is under the skin and understand how it affects the face. When You got that covered You must know how face is structured. That will give You the knowledge how to light head. Head is a cube-like object. (yea! NOT sphere!) On face we have other little cube-like object (nose).
A great exercise is to find photos of a face and draw structure lines over it.
You see clearly now? The structure of a nose, where cheeks are, forehead etc.
After doing this You will be able to create the face from a memory using these helping lines.
Like here. This is Michael Hampton exercise:
You see how everything fits thanks to the structure lines?
Drawing a face requires TONS of practice. Find thousand photo references and practice.
Hello! I'm just another random member |
Some trivial info:
* I draw and sketch a LOT, but I rarely spend more than two/three hours on a drawing (most of the time goes to mediocre coloring :'3)
* I'm not very good at drawing details, or background line art.
* When I sketch, I usually fill up an entire page with just faces xD
* I find anatomy very difficult (I know that feet aren't supposed to be on the head, but you get what I mean XD)
* I pretty much never use references except for colors and details. I want to do it for learning, but my stubborn self keeps thinking "I'll just make it by myself since Ihavesuchincredibleandamazingtalent" <--- *Doesnt work that way*
* I mostly don't make guide-lines or rough sketches either (though that actually woks for me).
* I want to be able to make better, non-wobbly line arts. How do people do it!? O_o
* I love anime and manga. I'm quite picky, though :3
* I want to publish books one day.
* I have played the piano for 7 years, but I'm not good at all with sheet music xD
* I've played WoW since I was 9.
* I love cats!<3
* I love puns!
* I always have at least one forum open in a tab.
* I actually enjoy reading these kind of trivial facts. Am I the only one? O_o The trivia section in anime-wikis is my favorite xD
That's it, I guess