Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jill Bolte Taylor

More practice with the template.  Paused video reference.  About 20 mins each

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Practicing using my template with paused video reference.  Tried to do them quickly as if I was in class but they still ended up being 10-20 mins each.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Template Application

For class this week I printed out the five templates that I created in Illustrator with their mirror images on the backs, cut them out so each one was separate and maneuverable, and slid whichever seemed most appropriate under layout paper at the correct angle for each pose.  This way I had a solid structure to leap off of for each drawing.  My drawings of Mark from last spring here.

5 min poses

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Class Drawing Correction

The one on the left I drew in class and the right is my attempt to fix the structural problems.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

specific skull

It's not quite right yet but it's getting better.  

Doing lots of google image and youtube searches for skull and facial muscle references.  I like the accuracy goal of the facial reconstruction material.  Two places I thought were neat - Elizabeth Daynes, Z brush workshop

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Face Photo Studies

Studying real faces in order to strengthen the design of my general model. I'm trying to figure out what I'm looking at and how to describe it through diagraming.

I got these photos here. The diagrams are traced directly over, not freehanded.

I started out really rigid, trying to keep the lines as straight as possible

then got more organic

got too complex around the mouth area.

Started looking up lighting to better understand what it's showing me.  Found the front view of  Lincoln's head with frontal lighting on James Gurney's blog he has a bunch of posts on portrait lighting.