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Posted Jan 28, '13 at 6:10pm

light_chaser

light_chaser

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OK, I am going to share my arts with you people.  hope you likes.

(I dont really take requests unless they are for simple things...)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u382/light_chaser1/2013-01-21195607.jpg this is a drawing I did of my friend David.  I jacked up his hair really bad...

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u382/light_chaser1/2013-01-21195512.jpg This is a random guy I dreamed up.

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u382/light_chaser1/2013-01-21195553.jpg  That is a drawing of my sister.

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u382/light_chaser1/1358809507132.jpg  That is a drawing of my sisters friend rachael I think...

No, I dont have a scanner, why?

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 9:25am

Strop

Strop

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It's great that you've set up your own thread and are contributing to the life of the AMW. In your OP you've chosen to tackle what's probably the most difficult subject in drawing: portraiture. Of these, full frontal portraits are the hardest. To this end I have to ask you one vital thing... did you use a ruler to draw those faces?

This question is particularly important because while it's hard to draw sturdy lines if you haven't drawn for very long, no face has perfectly straight lines, which means if you do use a ruler, you'll have trouble progressing. The best way to proceed would be to visualise the various face shapes (based on a triangle, square, or oval), like in a comic book, or magazines, or real life, and just practice a ton of those shapes, freehand, kinda moulding them to the shape of a head. See if you can capture the feel of it (it will take a while).

Getting the shape right is most important, because if you don't have a good frame to hang the features on, the face still won't make sense, if you know what I mean.

Okay, keep at it!

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 9:30am

light_chaser

light_chaser

659 posts

for some of the lines I used a pencil, and some of the other lines I use freehand...  I dont really care, but with most of the face lines, I used a ruler...

I know I have more art somewhere *digs into the depths of computer* nope, guess not...

And strop, not all the arts I do are just those, I do some random crappy doodles (need pics of them...) and some other thingys.  I have also made some more faces, just need to take a picture of them!

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 8:56pm

Strop

Strop

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Okay. As I said in the first post try not to use a ruler to draw faces, it'll stop you from learning how to capture the various shapes of faces there are.

And yes, I wasn't assuming that the only thing you drew were portraits, though they are the hardest thing to do. Feel free to post other things too, at your leisure.

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 9:14pm

StormWalker

StormWalker

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Oh hello there Light_chaser ^_^
I like your arts  :D
now question: How would one go about inputting pictures into AG? I've always been meaning to ask somebody and now's as good a time as any. :)

 

Posted Jan 30, '13 at 9:08am

light_chaser

light_chaser

659 posts

ok, strop, got it, I'll work on that...

and storm, Hi!!  and heres how you do a picture:  first: put the photo/scan on imageshack/photobucket, then, get the direct link to it, then just click the image bbcode on top of the posting bar.  then paste the direct link in there and tada!  you have an arts thing.

 

Posted Jan 30, '13 at 9:10am

light_chaser

light_chaser

659 posts

oh yeah, sorry for the DP but I also usually use a compass for the head circle.  perfect circles are hard to do...

 

Posted Jan 30, '13 at 10:21am

Strop

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The only head I know that's a perfect circle is Tintin's :P There are surely others, but the point is... aim to do it freehand, and see how the faces might be similar but different to those perfect shapes.

 

Posted Jan 30, '13 at 1:32pm

PixelSmash

PixelSmash

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Strop: Got another two characters with near-perfect circle heads: http://www.willemwever.nl/data/files/suske-en-wiske.jpg (Two do-goodie belgian characters called Suske & Wiske)
Also, I must say that I've always found full-frontal portraits a lot easier to do than portraits at an angle, but maybe that's just me.

light_chaser: I think you'll find that after even just a little practice, you can draw better heads by hand, simply because perfect circles and straight lines make a face feel unnatural. Lose that, and despite squiggly lines your faces look better!

 

Posted Jan 30, '13 at 1:39pm

light_chaser

light_chaser

659 posts

thanks people!  and with the circles what I do is I use them for the top of the head, like a manga/anime style...  but thanks!

 
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