@Hai - Most of these portraits are like 3 hours, so I usually get the drawing (sctructure phase) "DONE" in like an hour before I move on to flat tone shadows and the big look stage. Of course I'm going to be changing things, but when a portrait session is only three hours you have to keep a good pace. I'd personally have a face that is working and looks like an actual human being after three hours, even if the likeness isn't quite 100% right, than to have a few scribbly lines without values or anything after three hours. It always comes down to tiny millimeters here and there, and sure if I had 10 more hours I would spend more time on that part. :)
digiBAHHHHHHHH.jpg (257.85 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
ss+(2016-03-30+at+11.11.18).jpg (139.86 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
ss+(2016-03-30+at+11.10.43).jpg (115.76 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
ss+(2016-03-30+at+11.10.18).jpg (222.08 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
Selfie1.jpg (325.97 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
12921124_10207732536742933_158317117_n.jpg (260.48 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
12724670_1569104106735646_2077680555_n.jpg (75.57 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
11259690_1158668780831248_624889640_n.jpg (80.87 KiB) Viewed 1075 times
@KirqueDuSoleil - Thanks haha! Still a spring chicken here ;) Yeah absolutely, it's been months now of procrastination, terror of drawing stuff from imagination. The Atelier Curse... haha, but I'm starting to build up some momentum here of painting from imagination and having so much fun with it! :)
Updejtttt with a pile of crap, mostly unfinished stuff but some portrait studies that I've done recently. Been procrastinating sooooo badly the whole summer. Will get better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*exclamationmark*
even with any procrastination you might be doing this is gr8 stuff - jeez.. has such lovely soft tone - and kiko! so sleek!
i'm not totally convinced by the nose in 11.jpg it seems like it's being lit straight on but the rest is from the top left a bit more? i could be off about that. the features are captivating - love the reflected green - harmonises with the eyes like the nose shadow & lips - sweet.
It's been a while since I commented around here. Thought I'd just poke my end in.
It's very interesting to look at all the sketchbooks from people who went to/are going to SARA. Sometimes there's just a shared sensibility in how things are approached, but much of the time they all seem to branch off into their own flavours. It's really cool.