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Faun

Wahahaha~!
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Started my adventure. Mainly because I want to draw portrait of people.

Draft version
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Gollum

Gollum

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Try not to draw the teeth and concentrate on the outline.
I know it can be frustrating at times but the more time you spend on the outline the better your sketch is gonna be.

I can tell that you made this in a hurry and probably within an hour.

It can take me upto 3hours just for the outline. I am not satisfied otherwise.
shading takes me less than 15minutes lol
hair can take around 2 hours if I concentrate too much else lesser.
 

Faun

Wahahaha~!
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Try not to draw the teeth and concentrate on the outline.
I know it can be frustrating at times but the more time you spend on the outline the better your sketch is gonna be.

I can tell that you made this in a hurry and probably within an hour.

It can take me upto 3hours just for the outline. I am not satisfied otherwise.
shading takes me less than 15minutes lol
hair can take around 2 hours if I concentrate too much else lesser.

Yeah, it's the draft. Need to work more on it. I am drawing because one gets better with the number of hours invested. Hair will take lot more.

How do you do the shading ? Blending with fingers ? What are your strategies to draw outline ?

More than the extra fineness I am trying to replicated the reference photo. First one came out great. Looks almost like the subject. Second one, not so.
 
Yeah, it's the draft. Need to work more on it. I am drawing because one gets better with the number of hours invested. Hair will take lot more.

How do you do the shading ? Blending with fingers ? What are your strategies to draw outline ?

More than the extra fineness I am trying to replicated the reference photo. First one came out great. Looks almost like the subject. Second one, not so.
IMO, try not to just make the outline. Try to understand head anatomy. If you draw the head outline without knowing what should go where. You'll end up drawing Lizzy Velasquez. Anatomy also helps in designing own characters and trying something new with your own style.
 

Faun

Wahahaha~!
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IMO, try not to just make the outline. Try to understand head anatomy. If you draw the head outline without knowing what should go where. You'll end up drawing Lizzy Velasquez. Anatomy also helps in designing own characters and trying something new with your own style.

Haha...thankfully I can no longer draw out of proportion.

What do you suggest on anatomy ? I have been reading books on it.
 
Haha...thankfully I can no longer draw out of proportion.

What do you suggest on anatomy ? I have been reading books on it.
Make a profile on pinterst and I'll share a link for a whole list of links and boards having images that you can use for reference to learn anatomy. If you are a noob, then also look for a dew videos. But only practice can make you Better.
 
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Gollum

Gollum

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Yeah, it's the draft. Need to work more on it. I am drawing because one gets better with the number of hours invested. Hair will take lot more.

How do you do the shading ? Blending with fingers ? What are your strategies to draw outline ?

More than the extra fineness I am trying to replicated the reference photo. First one came out great. Looks almost like the subject. Second one, not so.

for outline,
If you are doing a commission or a known figures portrait, then use a grid.
3x3 grid is good for portraits.

Never use your fingers for shading as fingers contain oil and that can ruin the sketch.

I use paper blender, cotton and sometimes toilet paper.
I usually lay down a lot of dark graphite at a corner of the page and then take the color off it for going light to dark.
I never use pencil direct on the working area.

Also, scan your sketches. dont use cheap phone camera. Unless you have a good one.

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Nowadays working out girls are very popular, you can draw them and enjoy at the same time XD

Woot?
Linkz plz
 

Faun

Wahahaha~!
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for outline,
If you are doing a commission or a known figures portrait, then use a grid.
3x3 grid is good for portraits.

Never use your fingers for shading as fingers contain oil and that can ruin the sketch.

I use paper blender, cotton and sometimes toilet paper.
I usually lay down a lot of dark graphite at a corner of the page and then take the color off it for going light to dark.
I never use pencil direct on the working area.

Also, scan your sketches. dont use cheap phone camera. Unless you have a good one.

I do use vertical and horizontal lines for the features.

I will use cotton. Will looks for paper blender. Thanks.

What do you mean by not using pencil direct on working area ?
 
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Gollum

Gollum

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Its been a long time since I drew something.
Today I sat down to draw again. Now I don't feel like going to gym.
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saikiasunny

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tried to make a logo for my website. Any critics? Name is DesktopRigs.in
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Anorion

Sith Lord
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it looks like a bevel around a cone
if you follow some old school logic, there should be no colours, no shading, no highlights and shadows, and the whole thing should look good in monochrome or when printed in another medium (think keychain, stamp, embossed in stone) you never know where a logo might be used

don't need to listen to me though, it looks stylish enough for web
 

saikiasunny

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Thanks for the reply Anorion. Yes flat logos do look good. But with this i was going for a 3d Emblem style. that is the reason for the beveling and shadows
 
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