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. 

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