Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In Class Head Turn

Inspired by Lenn Redman's How to Draw Caricatures, instead of drawing the poses the model took on Monday, I tried to work out how her structure and features differ from my general model.  Her eyes, eyebrows, and bottom of her nose are higher. Her eyes are slightly larger on the outside, nose narrower, and chin lower. Luckily the poses she took weren't too extreme, but it was still really tough to extrapolate the straight on perspective from the different angled poses.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Head Diagram

I took Nathan Fowkes' portrait workshop earlier this month after seeing posts on his website of the neat diagram he uses.  It's a variation of Frank Reilly's diagram (Frank Reilly's teachings).  I had it in mind while working on earlier variations of my model but this time I was paying a lot more attention to it.  I found the workshop very helpful. 

The cheek area continues to be the area I find the most confusing.  In doing these I tried to keep in mind a comment from Nathan to keep the lines wrapping around the form and not going against it and a comment form Karl about paying attention to the way the forms are connected.  

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Temple Grandin

From paused video reference.  Experiment with brush and ink.

Monday, August 8, 2011

VS Ramachandran

From paused video reference using my diagram underneath.  I took more time to think about what I was doing on this set. Karl reminded me to make sure the neck and back of the head are solid.  

Sunday, August 7, 2011

5 min expressions

John Maki in Karl's class.  5 mins.  freehanded the diagram on these.