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GR#172 - Realistic Portraits

on: November 10, 2013, 04:02:45 pm
very unfinished self portrait. I think its my best trie on portraitur. and the color palette is quit decent, there is too much noice though and the eyes and hair is unfinished....
critique apreciated
« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 11:31:14 pm by alex pang »

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 05:16:08 pm
It might help if you post your ref so we can get an idea of what you look like too.

It looks good so far, you have a nice lip color. (I can never get one that looks right)

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 05:33:10 pm

still long way to go :/

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 05:39:32 pm
The nose is a bit big on you're drawing. Keep at it.

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 06:56:45 pm
Weird low camera angel with makes your bottom jaw plane visible. THe cranial mass appears really small and your lower facial mass appears quite big.
This causes an ape like or an primeval human like look. Without the stretched neck it's impossible to tell the posture (on your pixel canvas).

Usually the eye line cuts the head without hair in half.

See yourself whath the perspective did:



You should try to get a photograph from a better angle and also adjust the lighting diagonal from the front to get more form out of the whole portrait.
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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 08:20:28 pm
I do have other pictures yes, it was just the first I found.


UPDATE: wits a better refferance but my neck is long, so its not stretching :P
I was thinking to have a warm and soft light from the left and a strong cold light from the right.
Will update when have pixels to show

slow start
Using the 16*16 grid but its in accurate as of now
« Last Edit: November 12, 2013, 10:45:52 pm by alex pang »

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 04:36:55 am
I actually really enjoy your most recent version. It looks like it's been stylized in a very strange way, but I like it.

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 08:31:49 am
You're on the right path in terms of trying to nail down the construction of the proportions. However I think all the wireframes and grids are making you to see the face abstractly instead of holistically.

I made an edit, not completely accurate, just a sketch:


Study the volumes and shapes in the face and try to recreate them. Always measure and check the relationships between your strokes. Also I think you could have fun with this pallet. As it stands it's a bit drab, I added a darker color for some added depth, but you could definitely get some knarly light blues/greens in there for the highlights, and some rich purples/oranges/reds. Basically experiment with some hue shifting and more drastic contrast.

Anyway, keep studying and trying to get placement right. Such is the righteous path.

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 09:53:23 pm

went for something easier, not done but getting better
« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 12:02:07 am by alex pang »

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Re: selfportrait wip

Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 11:38:25 am
Try to go with the basic shapes, and focus more on where the light hits the face; much of it looks out of place currently.
quick edit:

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