Ooh, love the tips and ideas on how to draw someone like this, by analyzing their face and then drawing them without staring at a picture. I'll have to try it out sometime and see how close I can get it to the original person! It seems like it'll be quite a challenge.
Thank you so much for those tutorials, it really hepled me! I was just wondering at what age you would suggest to try those techniques. I just turned 13 but my art teacher said I was at a suprising level. Just asking because all these techniques are amazing and I don't know if I'm good enough to use them. (by the way, your drawings are amazing)
is it bad if i consider sketching to be a lot less random and make every stroke to be more deliberate? since sometimes all those sketchiness giving me hard time to see where i can put the clean outline(with less erasing)
sometimes its like... first stage of sketching is veery light, second stage, medium, third stage, "i thought i made a clean and bold enough statement! now the paper's all too messy specially on the small subjects", *erases lightly*
that "line efficiency" and growing up in confidence in drawing, i may not be so sure since i was thinking that its how drawing in general should progress, being more confidence, sounds easier than pulling a clean line, it actually needs us to have studied and getting used to what we draw.
well it seems to work for many people. And I'd suggest you read part twelve as well. Different methods work different on people. There is no "right way", there is no "rules", only tools <-- quote from the artist Vilppu.
your tutorials helped me and my friend a lot to get through our portrait-part in our a-level-course at school, as well as in my private stuff. always so detailed. but i was like "aww, sweet language mistake" when reading "achtung" underneath the bad kyo-shot (no insulting, just cute^^)
omg that typical "lets sound german" "ACCCHHH-TUNG!". awesome XD okay, but for that i got an aweful laugh-flash when i had to sang the word "jag" in a swedish song we sing in school-choir.. my teacher was like "wtf?"
Nice work! Now I think I'll know, what types of reference pictures I would have to choose - usually I've been using a lot of already photoshopped pictures, but now I can see, that it isn't always the best approach. And, about the circle thing, I also draw several circles, until it looks round enough for me. A nice tutorial - faved!
very photoshopped pictures are NEVER the best approach. And once you know how real anatomy looks like, you will easier see if a photograph is badly photoshopped (it's amazing how many people cannot notice some photoshop disasters)
I know - some of the big photo studios also make mistakes - for example, last year, when there was the class photo day at my school, one of my friend's photo had an OBVIOUS white square on the forehead! We tried to understand, what was meant by that, and we concluded that either the editor was either a bit drunk, or maybe he tried to do an abstract depiction of the light reflection.
Or maybe the editor wanted to try out minimalism? Who knows, but all I can say is that even..What was the guy's name again, with the arrow, from The Last Airbender? Even that guy wouldn't be caught dead with a huge white square on a forehead...