Sophie_Draws wrote:Wip for day 7 – only had about 30 mins this morning so I’ll finish it off tomorrow.
this would be a great one to push to a final painting!!! :)
I think you need more lines helping you with the accuracy though. try to simplify the hair and other curves into simple, straight lines. try to match the angles of those lines exactly with the ref
you'll see you're missing the angles quite a bit in your drawing
don't forget to keep the face in line too
i think you're getting too caught up in details too early in the process my dear
you would also benefit from "creaturizing" aka seeing shapes in the negative spaces
er, you don't need to "see a creature" per se, but definitely look for the shapes in the negative space or big areas. it will help you measure
lastly, you should pay attention more to 'double measurements' and the spacing comparisons
how far apart are the eyes? how far are they from the side of the head? what angle do they align at?
her head is clearly tilted but you drew her head as if she were keeping her head level
this mistake means you are seeing a bit of her head tilt, but not understanding that the horizontal alignments are going to be tilted too:
look closely at what you're doing to the face
your eye is drawing the tilted axis slightly, but you are aligning her eyes, nose, and mouth with a straight horizontal line
this does not make a perpendicular!! and when you are aligning your features they should be perpendicular to the vertical.
lastly, make sure you are 'flicking' your eyes back and forth between the ref and the drawing. try really hard to see where you aren't following the big shapes and measurements. when you are done, overlay your ref image on your study and click the "hide/show" icon in photoshop really fast, on and off, to see where you went wrong and take note
i hope that makes sense! let's see you push it Sophie :)