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PixelPlay
07-06-2006, 10:32 AM
ekah: nice loose sketches and I love the way that you give it puch by accenting certain lines

cyanid: beautiful pen work

raintears: love the style you have going

Here's my 5th head, number 002 in the list:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a93/Pixelplay/Algardi_02.jpg

ha-dou-ken
07-06-2006, 11:06 AM
i HAVE NEVER PAINTED (ever) UNTIL THIS CHALLENGE. AM I ON THE RIGhT TRACK? I'M FROZEN WITH INTIMIDATION BY THE LIKEs OF THE SUPER ARTISTS HERE. (GULP) FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS WELCOME. ortiz, you rule...everyone here rules.

DiM
07-06-2006, 11:45 AM
Hi all!
Demented thanks to good comment. I like your works too.
Next speed head
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/047ss.jpg

Frejasphere
07-06-2006, 01:39 PM
Hey all :)

Am a new member and thoroughly enjoying the 50 heads.. it's great to see all the posts as well. Just wanted to say hello and now back to more drawing :)

DiM
07-06-2006, 02:48 PM
next head 008http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/008.jpg

vitor
07-06-2006, 04:06 PM
Oh my god people , great work everyone... ;)

Ok here i come again to break the great 2D stuff around with another 3d quickie. The last was on poligon modeling didn't end up very well.. well i think Max isn't the most indicated workflow for this kinda of work. Hard to fix propotions and such thing after add details. While in Zbrush it works great. And i'm really learning with this project. Really thx for this oportunity :D

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2610/950ii.jpg

zhuzhu
07-06-2006, 04:39 PM
< head 007 >



http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/7972/head0074rs.jpg

goldi76
07-06-2006, 05:07 PM
zhuzhu: unbelievable tonal values and depth... when looking at your images from further distance it looks just like it would be computer rendering of the 3d model. Such realism and still such an expressive painting. Great work.
I was wondering what kind of a brush and settings are you using for that?

Rist
07-06-2006, 05:09 PM
Please keep to the image posting guidlines (800x800pixel) otherwise the screen stetches.

I have had a delay, my PC needed a clean xp install, in the process all my hard drives were wiped by accident, long with lots of frustrating routines. I will try to catch up. I'm on my 4th image right? I am only guessing due to all the scanned images being eradicated. To catch up I will do less rendered heads, some fast sketches with a pen I think. Soon I will be getting a new leadholder and lots of 4B spare leads, which I will give a whirl.

zhuzhu
07-06-2006, 05:33 PM
zhuzhu: unbelievable tonal values and depth... when looking at your images from further distance it looks just like it would be computer rendering of the 3d model. Such realism and still such an expressive painting. Great work.
I was wondering what kind of a brush and settings are you using for that?


thanks~! i used openCanvas 1.1 for these sketchs. i like the Pen brush all the time, use the pen pressure for blending, just like pencil on paper.


http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/3842/oc1ng.jpg

ha-dou-ken
07-06-2006, 05:52 PM
I thought zhuzhus 007 head was a 3d model until I put my glasses on,lol. incredible! Zhuzhu is definitely in my top 3 on this thread.

goldi76
07-06-2006, 05:57 PM
Thanx for info Zhuzhu! I use Painter IX, and wil try to create similar brush, and see what will happen.
Keep your posts comming! :bounce:
And the same goes to everybody else! Great thread!

Rist
07-06-2006, 05:58 PM
Off-topic: Gee thats a fancy theme u got for windows, is that for the new Vista OS?

ekah
07-06-2006, 06:02 PM
toontje - Glad to see that you hadn't given up. You are doing well. Keep going.

PixelPlay - Thank you. Not too shabby yourself. Your work is lovely. :)

ha-dou-ken - You've never painted before? Yeah, I'd say you're definitely on the right track.

sweetintoxication - you might want to include the number of the reference you were using. Also, the image is too big for browsing. About half to a third would be better. :)

Omi-kun - Don't worry too much about the style for now. I think you're doing well getting the forms and the values down. You can download the stand-alone Quicktime here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html

Rebecca - #019 and #100 are the same image. ;)

Will post a few later today.

Rebeccak
07-06-2006, 06:05 PM
Wow, it's so great to see all the responses to this thread! :bounce:

ha-dou-ken,

Welcome, you are doing a fantastic job! :) Keep up the good work, let's see more. :)

vitor,

Hey there, gorgeous stuff!

zhuzhu,

keep rockin'! :thumbsup:

Fl3wk,

Really sorry to hear about that :sad: ~ I highly recommend getting an external hard drive (I have several Western Digital and Maxtor brand external hard drives, ranging from 80-200 GB in size each) and backup fairly frequently. I understand your pain! Please don't be discouraged from doing new work. :)

You guys are doing such a great job of both posting work and comments ~ thank you! Keep up the great work!!!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

mybutterflyiris
07-06-2006, 06:34 PM
11-14... I have so many projects right now. :argh:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/head14.jpg

Runecaster
07-06-2006, 06:52 PM
Wow this thread has just pulled lalong quite nicely while I've been 'gone' which I am totally inspired to see! I had to finish another thing I was working on before going back to this wonderful meditative practice. I learn something with every head.

ZhuZhu, it's truly beautiful, that last one - my favorite of yours so far. I really love how it seems to glow. Where do you learn to do strokes like that? Is it really just practice? Sometimes I think I'll never achieve anything like that. But it sure is wonderful to look at and examine -- I try to figure out how it was done, but it still looks like greek to me! :)


----

Here are my next two heads, 11 and 12 - I got behind from the July 4th Holiday, I'm trying to catch up!

It's funny that when I find a study kind of boring or not very attractive I don't do as well on it or sketch it out weakly. As you will see..... ;)


I used the airbrush to blend on this head - becuase I hadn't used it yet. I really flubbed the colors, in my anatomy thread I did a little exercise and found out (by color picking from the original and mine and showing the swatches below) that I really really needed to warm my colors up and go more yellow. But this is wonderful, I learn something about all this every day!

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head11d.jpg


Back to grayscale for a bust - I also went back to my hard round brush @50% opacity to blend, and I have to admit that I really like it too. It just allows for so much control - and I'm all OCD like that :)

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head12.jpg

I generally ignore the hair - I asked before but - is that ok? Should I work on the hair? Or does it really matter? I guess I could really use the practice... probably why I avoid it....

toontje
07-06-2006, 09:06 PM
Hey guys, thanks for you encouraging words. I'm sorry to say that I'm dropping out for the time being. The paperwork is piling up my desk at the office so it is obviously prudent of me to switch back .

This is my third head, head 19 I think , that pope fella that looks like Robin Williams. The scan is badly done, but the only scanner we have at the office is an old fax machine. I hope that this is an improvement over my previous attempts. I thought that this would be easy, but it was the hardest.

http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/6586/head197uw.png

NR43
07-06-2006, 09:08 PM
here's my 11th, allthough it's only the 2nd one I'm posting in the big thread (see my personal anatomy thread for the others if you like)

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/head_046_01web.jpg
http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/head_046_03web.jpg
http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/head_046_04web.jpg
http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/head_046_05web.jpg

I can't thank you guys enough for inspiring me with your wonderful work here. I've made more progress the last week than I did the 6 months before this challenge started.

Thanks chaps :thumbsup:

btw, keep spoiling my eyes...

ekah
07-07-2006, 01:03 AM
vitor - nice work. gotta do one myself before this is over. :)

zhuzhu - Lovely brush rendering. :)

mybutterflyiris - nice loose sketches. :)

Runecaster - Nice going. I don't want to speak for ZhuZhu, but just keep practicing. In you older post, you mentioned about using the grid. I prefer your pieces that didn't use the grid. I believe the Grid could easily become a crutch for those trying to improve drawing skills.

toonje - Getting better every time. :)

NR43 - Nice construction. :) Watch the arched brows.


My third head - this one took about 20 minutes, but I had done a 10 minute version of it before doing this one. The first one had too many problems to fix. I just went ahead and did another rather than fixing it. Sorry about the crappy photo.

#4B mechanical pencil on paper

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/ekah-illustration/CGTalk/Anatomy/ekah_50heads_77.jpg

Runecaster
07-07-2006, 02:05 AM
Ekah, thanks for your response! :)

Actually, I only have done one head without a grid - the rest of them are just all done with varying degrees of time spent on them in the coloring phase.

The one I did w/out the grid was really wrong in the eyes! :D

I DO enjoy the free feeling sketchiness of not using a grid though, and I wasn't THAT off.

A friend taught me the grid method - and I look at it as breaking it all down into pieces to understand the core parts of something before the whole -- I only grid the base sketch, the color blocking and shading is all just eyeballed/hand done.

Thanks for the reply :D

I've already done my two for the day but I might do another tonight o.o

RobertoOrtiz
07-07-2006, 06:00 AM
Well I forgot my reference at home, so I could only do one today...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/12-1.jpg

kasperOne
07-07-2006, 06:35 AM
sweet thread! Some real awsome work here.

This is actualy my first post on cgtalk. Ive been folowing alot of the threads here and i thought this would be a great thread to jump into!

heres sketch 1: face #38~pencil and touched up w/ PS.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/JonathanChu/face32.jpg

And heres my second one: Face#47~pencil and touched up w/ PS.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/JonathanChu/face47.jpg

pierceda
07-07-2006, 06:42 AM
raintears, great use of the rake brushstrokes. I really like how you make the contors.

NR43, nice step-by-step and the highlights you add at the end really make it pop.

toontje, you've really captured the expressive emotion of the face.

Here's my heads for today (10 total):
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/4710/2006762headscopy6fc.jpg

xiannc
07-07-2006, 07:39 AM
I learned alot from this one. Before starting the copy I thought to myself "Wow, strange how he uses minimal line to convey the form of the beard and the top of the head." That's still true but he sure does make up for it with a lot of lines everywhere else. I couldn't do an exact copy or I would have been working for a week. This is #54 in the series. 4/50 for me.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/054final.jpg

Rebeccak
07-07-2006, 07:53 AM
Hi guys,

Great stuff...I'm just continually impressed with everyone's work! :)

I've been distracted due to the holiday, soccer, and some boring chore type stuff, but here is my update, both a pen sketch and a significantly reworked digital version from Reference # 080:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/18.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/17.jpg

Keep up the great work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

SirRon
07-07-2006, 08:45 AM
Ref#009 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/009.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Sirron/2D/CGTAL07-009.jpg

After doing this I've realized how bad I am with colors. Which is why this (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/003.jpg) one is giving one hell of a time. :banghead:

dubotenorth
07-07-2006, 10:50 AM
hey, first post on this forum. wow, i was really amazed when i scrolled through the pages a few days after the challenge begun and saw the trully inspiring work already posted! rock on everybody. im doing what i can right now. (i think im only on my 7 or 8th drawing) so when i hit 10 i think ill figure out how to get my drawing up to cgtalk.
so, i have a question to the people doing their heads on photoshop; are you using the eyedropper to chose the colors in your sketches, or are you manually chosing them by just eyeballing it? (its been bugging me, just wondering)

goldi76
07-07-2006, 11:16 AM
dubotenorth: Probably the best way for you if your not comfortable with colours is frst to try and do it in grayscale so you only have to take care of the lightness values of your paitings highlights and shadows. So that you focus on anatomy and defining shapes of certain facial features (which is probably the idea behind the tasks in this thread). Then when you have good feel in that, study colour. Certainly you can have a lot of help with eyedropper (since I'm not an expert, I'm using sometimes that technique too), but the best thing is to train the eye and mind to find the color by "eyeballing". That way you might get certain expressive touch to your style since you are not limited to the colors that actually exist on the reference image.

Hmm, well that's my opinion and might not exactly be the best one... :shrug:

coCoKNIght
07-07-2006, 11:23 AM
I've only recently started to draw color paletts on the canvas and then using the eyedropper to fast switch between these colors or to chose a color from the painting i'm doing.
It's a good and fast way to handle colors imo and you can always add another color to your own color palette when needed.

demented
07-07-2006, 12:00 PM
Yo peeps

excellent work - everytime I come here I'm amazed.

dubotenorth: on the subject of colour, I believe Rebecca has some great tutorials and tips here somewhere - she also made a post on colour a few pages back. The way I do it, and the way that I find easiest, is to start of with a b&w drawing, very quick, just establishing the major axes and laying in some of the major darks. Next I look at the painting and determine usually one sometimes two base colours. then work according to those base colour. If that patch has more red, take some red and work it into that base colour, if that patch seems a little greener, work some green into the base colour. It's very difficult to eyeball all the colours correctly. So rather establish a base colour and work comparitively, then it will be easier to gauge.

hope that helps some!
ciao

- d.

Intervain
07-07-2006, 01:12 PM
awesome work everyone... keep going :)

here goes my #3 - head 046

this one was way more difficult than I thought it would be [looked so easy but appearances...] Well he's almost killed me and is still far from perfect but I've had enough LOL - just XSI again...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/head_46.jpg

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 01:27 PM
Excellent work all round.

Intervain, this looks amazing, I don't really know how this modelling thing works, it looks a little too complicated for me. Excellent work!

I think this is number 15??

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC41Custom.jpg

Magnemar
07-07-2006, 01:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/magnemar/38_painting.jpg

Don't have time to post comments on other peoples work unfortunately...

:(

Generally looks really good though!

zhuzhu
07-07-2006, 02:20 PM
< head 008 >


http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/1530/head0084ms.jpg

agou
07-07-2006, 03:26 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4612/378/1600/009.jpg

zhuzhu> your work is just amazing!
Intervain>really good work, it has a good likeness.

Keep it up all peeps!

Runecaster
07-07-2006, 03:32 PM
Reagarding color picking, I think it's best to not use the eyedropper tool at all from the original work. You can't train your eye that way to see the real colors -- and as you eyeball over and over you get better and better.

And of course grayscale is awesome, because it helps so much with learning about value and contrast.

But that's just my n00b $.02

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 04:44 PM
My 16th head.....when will it end??



Number 16 and link to video development pics.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC097_006Custom.jpg

Link to WIP Video: http://media.putfile.com/Head-Challenge-Vid2

demented
07-07-2006, 04:52 PM
Heya peeps

kasperOne: awesome work dude - really liking the colours.

piercada: nice stuff - introduce more curviture into your hatching some.

xiannc: ah freakin hell, that's another apostel that kicks mine's arse.

Rebecca: insane stuff. proves the pen is mightier than the pencil. awesome.

SirRon: don't think those colours are bad at all... in fact, I like how you've interpreted the story.

Intervain: DUDE! that's insane... I tried to model a face earlier this year with reference from both the side and front, and it looked like a sundried tomato. Dunno how you do that...

Mal-1: Always liking your impressionistic style, awesome work man.

magnemar: nice! watch out for an odd mixture between line and tone sometimes. great work!

zhuzhu: seriously. get outta here! :D awesome work man, really inspirational unbelievably strong.

agou: man, that's awesome improvement! well done!

Mal-1: great work again! awesome colours.

here two of mine for now, still playing around with styles and whatnot.

couldn't get this one 100, so just left it after some time - please excuse its halfheartedness.

#43:

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5005/doubtingthomas27na.jpg

had to do this one twice - first time I was nearing completion - had to tweak here and there - and then the obligatory power-cut and lost an entire morning's (well, almost) work. That led to me grabbing a pick axe and frantically looking for Murphy. Anyways, here's try no 2:

#82:

http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/114/lost5face2qw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

great work peeps! thanx for all the support so far!
ciao

- d.

DoctorBone
07-07-2006, 05:11 PM
The Rumors of my Death were greatly exaggerated

Mal-1 <> #16 wow and thanks for the vid

agou <> Really excellent contrast

Zhuzhu <> You were obviously at the front of the line when they handed out talent <> actually i know how much hard work it takes to reach your skill level an I applaud U

Magnemar <> Very good painterly feel to this one

Mag-1 #15 looks good <> I feel it could use a couple of harder edges at the focal point

Intervain <> Phenominal!

SirRon <> Color has to maintain value structure <> this one needs a little more variety of edges in my opinion

Rebeccak <> Love yo linework

xiannc <> Great work <> Durer's hatching is otherworldly <> much to be learned from him <> this particular head would seem to be worth doing several times <> Durer's seemed to think so because he did it may times and in different media.
Giacometti draw his brother everyday (7 days a week) at noon for several years never missing day <> he did another model every evening for several years,,,,,,,

Pierceda <> spend a little more time working on the structure <> the shading isn't really a factor until the structure is solid <> also I would recommend doing a couple of warm-up thumbnails before you start the study

Demented <> blowing me away dude <> these are great <> this has been a great exercise for you

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd070606b.jpg

DiM
07-07-2006, 05:57 PM
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/081.jpg

Hi all!
Next speed head

gilgamesh828
07-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Hey guys -- first-time poster here.... couldn't help but be inspired by all the great images coming in. I probably won't make 50 heads by the deadline since i'm also working on my short film for Animation Mentor (and working full-time!), but here are 3 for starters:

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/01.jpg

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/02.jpg

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/03.jpg

toontje
07-07-2006, 07:10 PM
There seems to be some true classical masters lurking around this thread. It is simply mind blowing.

Since this is a thread to be learned from, I shall be bold to ask some questions then:

@ Giglamesh, DoctorBone and zhuzhu:
Care to comment on my work? Where are the faults? What should I improve? I think I fail to add depth to my drawings, they kind of look flat. Also I have great difficulties capturing the likeness. What in the face makes it recognisable? Be very critical and or destructive ;)

My last entry: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=35&pp=15

Others: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=30&pp=15

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=27&pp=15

JoshT
07-07-2006, 08:18 PM
gilgamesh828 - That's some really great work... :eek:



02/50

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/josht/wokrshopface002.jpg

Reference Photo (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/065.jpg)

Intervain
07-07-2006, 09:07 PM
demented - thanks very much!

agou - thanks :)

DoctorBone - woah! To get that from you is more than one could wish for... you made me work on another one! Thanks

gilgamesh828 - that's really awesome:thumbsup: I think you've joined many others on my 'soon-to-be-exterminated' list LOL

gilgamesh828
07-07-2006, 09:19 PM
There seems to be some true classical masters lurking around this thread. It is simply mind blowing.

Since this is a thread to be learned from, I shall be bold to ask some questions then:

@ Giglamesh, DoctorBone and zhuzhu:
Care to comment on my work? Where are the faults? What should I improve? I think I fail to add depth to my drawings, they kind of look flat. Also I have great difficulties capturing the likeness. What in the face makes it recognisable? Be very critical and or destructive ;)

My last entry: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=35&pp=15

Others: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=30&pp=15

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=27&pp=15


Thanks for the kind words, toontje.... I checked out your stuff and I think you're doing great work! Capturing physical likeness is not a big problem for you... at least i don't think so. I think that what you're really yearning for is some tone, contrast and punch! It looks like you're using pencil -- what i would suggest if you don't want to go digital, is to switch to charcoal. It's much easier to get deep shadows and add those big strokes of smooth tone with charcoal than to shade with graphite. And charcoal can be quite painterly if you throw down some dark tones and then draw back the white highlights with a kneaded eraser.

I took the liberty of adding some tone to one of your drawings (i hope that's ok...!). I didn't change anything about your lay-in -- it was solid and on-the-money; all i added was some tone and contrast. Maybe this is the look you're going for? Anyway, there are a few notes from my bag of tricks in there.

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/Example01.jpg

Incidentally, i learned all i know from studying at a place called Watts Atelier (www.wattsatelier.com (http://www.wattsatelier.com/)) where we study from the old masters. There are some characteristic techniques for getting that "look", (core shadows, hard vs. soft edges, limited palettes, indication versus rendering), and it's all out there on the internet and in books. Keep studying and copying work you like. I was thinking of doing a study of one of zhuzhu's heads -- that guy rocks and he clearly has a great grasp on the planes of the head and anatomy!

Check out:

http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?cat=14

Books by Andrew Loomis, scanned and for free online!

http://www.richardschmid.com/

Richard Schmid, my favorite painter

http://www.drewstruzan.com/portfolio/

Great portrait illustrator for movie posters, master of interesting shadow patterns


Just keep swimming!

Intervain
07-07-2006, 09:48 PM
gilgamesh828 (member.php?u=156453) thanks for the links and a lesson, really helpful :applause:

toontje
07-07-2006, 09:50 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: GOOD GRIEF!!
That is certainly the effect I was aiming for! Your correction makes Richellieu looks so real that it could jump out the monitor. I hope I can wield the charcoal because I think it is very a very sensitive medium. But all is cured by one thing : practise!

Yes, indeed I use only a HB pencil, you know, those cheap ones with the pink eraser on top. Seeing the deference between me drawing and you correction, I realize that my drawing looks like those tacky comic books you can buy in Europe (Zwarte Reeks etc...)

Thank you for the advice :applause:

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 09:59 PM
Number 17.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC076Custom.jpg

Rebeccak
07-07-2006, 10:54 PM
gilgamesh828,

Great stuff, that's sweet to see! :thumbsup:

Ok, I had to stop rendering on this one, because it was making me obsessive and crazy ~ from 060 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/060.jpg):

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/19.jpg

detail:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/19_detail-5.jpg


So much amazing work ~ keep inspiring!!! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

demented
07-07-2006, 10:55 PM
Heya peeps

DoctorBone: Thanx for the comment - this is loads of fun and very enlightening for me, you're right! Dude your drawings rock my world - seriously.

DiM: great likeness! careful for being too fuzzy though!

gilgamesh: those kick ass dude - really liking the sculpture.

JoshT: looks great dude - is that charcoal or pencil?

gilgamesh: great that you're posting tuts - always helpfull.

Mal-1: Your colours rule man - well picked, well placed. really like that you are mixing so many colour so subtly into the composition.

Rebecca: Just saw your post - awesome work, will leave more comment in your a.thread!

quicky for tonight - need to get back on schedule...

#71:

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6932/no71zdin9hy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

pic of larger part of canvas in my sb in my sb.

great work everyone - it's really inspiring to see this phenomenal response, and to be part of it. Muchthanx for all the c&c too!

ciao

- d.

ekah
07-08-2006, 12:13 AM
So many wonderful posts.

Rebecca - you're a zen master!

Intervain - your models rock.

gilgamesh, doctorbone, mal-1, demented, joshT - Great stuff.

This thread is a lot of fun, but it's also making me depressed. I think I will go back to my cave.

Anyhow here's my lazy charcoal pencil sketch. Don't have the patience like Rebecca.

#86

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/ekah-illustration/CGTalk/Anatomy/ekah_50heads_86.jpg

Rebeccak
07-08-2006, 12:16 AM
ekah,

Don't you dare go back to your cave! :) You're doing a fantastic job here, as well as so many others ~ everyone's work, including yours, is pushing me to try to do better. :) You're doing a terrific job, just keep pushing yourself, but also make sure to enjoy the process. As a student, I put myself through way too much mental hell torturing myself by comparing myself to others and thinking I would never be good enough ~ to the point where I wanted to quit art. It's not worth it! Just use peoples' art as inspiration, and know that if you practice hard and love what you do, you will grow naturally over time. It takes persistence, but it is fun, and it is definitely worth it in the end! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

SirRon
07-08-2006, 02:51 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments about color. It's just one of those things I have to work extra hard on.

dubotenorth: One thing I noticed using the eye dropper on the painting is that if your working with a brush has opacity as a pen pressure the color will most likely be less saturated and also pick up colors underneath it. Sometimes I color pick that way but I think that's where I tend to lose my values.

gilgamesh: Wow! Those look awesome! And you're attending AM, you lucky bum.

DoctorBone: Value structure and edge variety, ok I'll work at it. :thumbsup: Love your work.

suri
07-08-2006, 03:04 AM
great idea im in

RobertoOrtiz
07-08-2006, 07:04 AM
Well here is another update,
Photoshop 2 hours

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/Im1.jpg

Rebeccak
07-08-2006, 08:10 AM
Nice work everyone. :)

Some more pen sketches, from Reference 054 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/054.jpg):

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/20_large.jpg


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/20_small.jpg

I'll likely rework this one digitally...

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

DoctorBone
07-08-2006, 11:36 AM
Roberto <> Nice One

Rebeccak <> Your wearing me out!!

Try to get a few more done over the weekend

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd070806d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd070806c.jpg

pixelwolf
07-08-2006, 01:42 PM
Great, inspiring work everyone.

Here's my first try... proportions are a bit off, but posting it anyway

http://www.imanic.de/stuff/w/heads/020a.jpg

Have a nice day!

pixelwolf

agou
07-08-2006, 03:35 PM
#68

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4612/378/1600/068.jpg

I still have some difficulties with colors, so that's a good exercise...

TheBloodyAlien
07-08-2006, 03:55 PM
n.15 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/015.jpg) Botticelli, young man

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/botticelli_youngmanB03.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-08-2006, 04:09 PM
July 8, 2006

008 Bernini Fifty Heads

Was a little intimidated by this statue, wasn't planning on finishing it, but with all of your kind words and encouragement, I decided to go for it.
Hope you enjoy
Take Care
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/008_FIFTY_HEADS_14.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/008_FIFTY_HEADS_16.jpg

demented
07-08-2006, 04:42 PM
Hey peeps

man - once again just blown away by the quality of work.

ekah: that's wonderful work there! Just did that one and I must say I'm very impressed with your attempt!

Roberto: ha - you did in two hours what I struggled to do in a lot more! Awesome work.

Rebecca: those lines of your are freakin me out - crazily insane stuff. thanx for sharing!

Bonedad: That's the second time I've been freaked out in less than a minute. Dude, that blows my mind. Thanx for the kind words over at CA too.

pixelwolf: good! like how you're describing form!

agou: Good work! This whole thing is of course and excercise - go for it! Do your heads in any way you can think of - and make sure you learn as much as you can. How well you do the mastercopies is far far less important than how much you learn from them. looking forward to more!

Agostinuk: Good likeness - carefull for a cut-out effect - look at DoctorBone's previous past to see how you can also avoid it - have one side fall back!

Glenn: Wow - glad you decided to continue with that one, look awesome!

One more - this one was a far longer render:

#86:

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7851/thatdude37ef.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

keep it up peeps!
ciao!

- d.

DoctorBone
07-08-2006, 04:53 PM
Pixelwolf <> way to jump in <> great first one out o the starting gate

agou <> doing a fine job here <> like the painterly quality you are getting <> keep the planes in mind and change colors as well as values <> in other words done just make a color darker or lighter but change its hue and temperature.

Agostinuk Chimaera <> super Botticelli

Glenn <> Glad you are doing this instead of me <> doing great job by the way!!

Demented <> You have improved in leaps and bounds <> I am amazed!!

Everybody is doing a great job <> incredible work!!!

Mal-1
07-08-2006, 05:09 PM
Dr B and Demented...lovin' your work at the moment..keep it up!



Ok these 3 make it 20...

Just worked on the heads and kept the surrounding areas quite loose.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC037_006Custom.jpg

zhuzhu
07-08-2006, 05:38 PM
demented:thanks~! i like your last one(#86), looks simple and strong~!


DoctorBone:thank you, master~!


Mal-1:wow~! i really like that, nice loose style~!


< head 009 >


http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3608/head0098sq.jpg

Djampa
07-08-2006, 06:08 PM
Hi there people ;) !


I hope to get the 50 done, it´s truly a personal challenge and there is a lot of learning from it.

My last two heads, will try to do some more for today.

Head 06

Oh... Durer... this guy was insane... I saw Rebecca say this one almost killed her... I see why...
He´s amazing.
I did on A4 white paper, 4B Pencil.
25 minutes. (after a lot of other sketches I had to tear apart *lol*)

056:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Head of St Mark
1526
Chalk with white highlights, 373 x 265 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

http://www.dinamex.net/edu_artwork/anatomy_hundred_heads/head_6_final.jpg




Head 07

This one I was missing doing some digital work, I enjoyed a lot and did some play around with the original, thicker lips, slight smaller chin, gave him a fur coat and so on.
Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop CS2
4hs (not continuous)

066:
EYCK, Jan van
Man in a Turban
1433
Oil on wood, 25,5 x 19 cm
National Gallery, London
http://www.dinamex.net/edu_artwork/anatomy_hundred_heads/head_7_final.jpg

Djampa
07-08-2006, 07:00 PM
DocBone - Just love to look at your drawings, master works, amazing.


Zhuzhu - Oh my... your heads look like ´solid´ for real, will try to do something like that later, great artwork. I like the ´weight´ you give to it.

Rebecca - always lovely to watch your lineart, reminds me to practice even more.

All the other guys - no crits, just to tell the same - great artwork everyone!

Running here,
Cya

ekah
07-08-2006, 07:20 PM
ekah,

Don't you dare go back to your cave! :) You're doing a fantastic job here, as well as so many others ~ everyone's work, including yours, is pushing me to try to do better. :) You're doing a terrific job, just keep pushing yourself, but also make sure to enjoy the process. As a student, I put myself through way too much mental hell torturing myself by comparing myself to others and thinking I would never be good enough ~ to the point where I wanted to quit art. It's not worth it! Just use peoples' art as inspiration, and know that if you practice hard and love what you do, you will grow naturally over time. It takes persistence, but it is fun, and it is definitely worth it in the end! :)


(Hugs Rebecca)

You are most kind and generous. I've not worked non-digitally in a long time and was trying to pick up where I had left off. Well, I'm learning that it doesn't quite work that way. :D I am inspired and will continue this exercise. Thank you again. Your ballpoint work... :drool: You are as crazy as Dürer. I hope you transfer that essence into your digital version. It's just too beautiful.

Demented - Thank you for the kind words. You've captured the essence very well in your version.

Great work everybody. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll post another later today.

smudli
07-08-2006, 08:43 PM
Oki, I made an attempt on two of the heads so far.
Both done in an evening. Proportions are a bit off, so i need to watch that from now on. I'm mainly a modeller these days, so its refreshing to draw a bit again.

mali22
07-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Ok, this should be a great practice! =)

For my first I chose nr. 016, I thought it would be a bit easier to warm up, but it wasn't so easy after all, espeacially 'coz it's only side view :D Ok, I was a bit lazy on details around the head, but time is running out =)
Modeled in max

Intervain
07-08-2006, 10:17 PM
ekah - thanks a lot!! :)

Rebecca, demented, zhuzhu, DoctorBone, Mal-1 -- awesome!!

everyone else as well ofcourse!

mali22 - good to see there are some modelers trying this out :) Looking good and I bet it wasn't easy since it's a painting not a sculpture

OK! here goes my #4 - head 082 - Napoleon :)

well his expression is definitely not severe enough I think :D - due to the lips which were a real pain and which, now I look at it, make him look like a girl 0_o ...
I have no idea how long it took to be honest - I'm guessing around 8hrs but I'm not sure so I'm refraining from giving an exact number. I was doing it on and off yesterday and today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/houdon_bust.jpg

mali22
07-08-2006, 10:46 PM
Thanks Magdalena =)
Yeah, I wanted to "show off" my skills haha by doing a 2d one.. well, it's not that bad =) I even had much fun doing it
But, I think I will do more sculptures next
Oh, and I have to say that yours are really really good, and so are everybody else's =)

Nothingness
07-08-2006, 11:11 PM
hey all !

just dropping by to show i still havn't improved my drawing skills. You wouldn't believe how many times i had to redo.
i've been too quite for too long


http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_01.jpg

demented
07-08-2006, 11:15 PM
Yo peeps

Doc: Muchothanx a bunch doc! It's very heartwarming to hear that my practicing and you guys' advice is paying off! Checked out an update on St Peter in your sb, am fascinited by it. something that really caught my attention was the glint in his eye - donnu why - but the little light in his eye seems to add so much to it. and of course we'll stop meeting like this ;) lol.

Mal-1: Man you've got to be one of the best around here. awesome stuff.

zhuzhu: shit dude you are the best here. Glad I did mine before you did yours, because you've raised the bar for that one. If I had done mine after, it would have sucked more. brilliant work, am looking forward to more wpe's.

Djampa: awesome man. lower the cheekbone of the man in the turban - high cheekbones make him look more feminine.

Intervain: dude that freaks me out. truly inspiring - makes me want to jump into zbrush.

nothingness: great work dude. remember that two adjacent planes should never have the same value. Vary it even if the photo is misleading - it'll work in favor of the drawing. looking forward to seeing more!

freakin wicked work allround, keep cracking peeps.

small update, went faster on this one think it may have paid off.

http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/4323/antoniocerri4qt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c welcome
ciao

- d.

Nothingness
07-09-2006, 12:16 AM
thanx demented,

i guess alot depends on the tool you use and how free you brush.
i tried something else and here were no redo's

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_02.jpg

krispee
07-09-2006, 12:26 AM
finished version of no. 78...

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_6_finish.jpg

some amazing work here since my last visit, even the 3D models look good, well done to Rebecca for such an interesting and inspirational thread....:thumbsup:

kris

SirRon
07-09-2006, 01:18 AM
Ref#032 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/032.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Sirron/2D/CGTAL08-032.jpg

krispee: Great job capturing the bronze look! Wow.

Mal-1
07-09-2006, 02:27 AM
21 & 22.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC021Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC021cu.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
07-09-2006, 03:59 AM
This took too long!
3 hours Photoshop

Thanks Rebecca!
I appreciate your comments and I will implement them in the next image I do.

Thanks !

-R
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/13.jpg

Rebeccak
07-09-2006, 04:59 AM
Awesome work here guys!

Intervain, such amazing work from you! :applause:

demented, Michael, and Djampa, thanks! :)

mali22,

That's awesome! :thumbsup:

Originally posted by ekah: (Hugs Rebecca)

You are most kind and generous. I've not worked non-digitally in a long time and was trying to pick up where I had left off. Well, I'm learning that it doesn't quite work that way. :D I am inspired and will continue this exercise. Thank you again. Your ballpoint work... :drool: You are as crazy as Dürer. I hope you transfer that essence into your digital version. It's just too beautiful.

ekah, thanks! :) Don't worry, we all have tons to learn. I'm kept on my toes by everyone here, and am learning a lot, and hopefully growing as much as anyone else with the forum. I have plenty of failures but have learned over the years that they're necessary to get to the successes. I just keep plugging away, and eventually I get a bit better here and there. There's a learning curve, no doubt, but working in a group like this makes the experience much more pleasant and fun. Thank you for your compliments, much appreciated! :)

Ok, about time for a digital from me:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/21.jpg

Keep up the great work everyone! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Intervain
07-09-2006, 06:47 AM
mali22 thanks m8 - I guess I'll have to try a 2d one too :) ... the pressure...

demented - thanks so much! Yeah I should jump into Zbrush too but poly modeling feels so much easier for me... :D I'm too lazy to learn Zbrush properly on my own... urgh u made me feel bad LOL

Rebecca - wow to get that from you :buttrock:Thanks!

xiannc
07-09-2006, 07:43 AM
Sometimes I get downtime at work. Fortunately today was one of those days and I took advantage of it. I did #67. The face is not tall enough so all the features are off, but I like the look. I was working with a ballpoint (wanna-be bic knockoff) so I couldn't do much correction once I got started. All in all I just had fun. I worked off and on for about 2 hours total. This is 5/50 for me.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/67.jpg

demented: I can tell you took your time on #86. It looks great

SpiritDreamer: Very ethereal. The way you focused the detail on the heads make them look like spirits. Very cool.

pixelwolf: I liked your study I wish I could get proportions off like yours. Side by side I had to focus to find out what you were talking about.

Rebeccak + Doctorbone: Ive got alot of work to do. I love that crosshatching.

Great job all! I could keep going but then I wouldn't sleep.:)

agou
07-09-2006, 09:25 AM
DoctorBone, Demented> thx guys for your advices, it's really useful. I think I'm improving, even if I did "only" eleven studies.
This challenge is really a good idea!

#90
http://agou.was.here.free.fr/doodles/090.jpg

NR43
07-09-2006, 10:35 AM
Omg I had to stop because I could keep going forever on this one.
While I was a bit intimidated by the ref before I started, I think it came out ok...

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/head_054_07web.jpg

This thread will be massive by the end of the month :D
my eyes keep poppin'

TheBloodyAlien
07-09-2006, 11:51 AM
Thank you Demented and DocBone for the comments. I'm not commenting on single pieces...because I see that everybody's works are quite inspiring to me... I always spend several minutes in observing and evaluating all of them and they give me the daily energy I need to try to improve myself on these stuffs. Well, here's the next:

n.91 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/091.jpg), Andrea del Sarto, self portrait

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/delsarto02.jpg

I hope everybody is going to watch the soccer match this evening (hope it will be not too much wet ffs) :D

Intervain
07-09-2006, 12:59 PM
NR43 (member.php?u=179169) it turned out beautifully!

ok #5 for me:) - weee... I may get to 10 I think! - head 054

A real quick one and a challenge I have to say since I decided to follow a 2d image this time :) It was also cool because I didn't have to worry about the mouth at all - that's why it went so fast :)

I decided to use simple simulated hair with a geometry shader [just a phong like the rest of the head - I didn't want anything fancy] for this... no point trying to model that LOL

xsi naturally, as usual...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/durer.jpg

Rist
07-09-2006, 01:39 PM
With my PC having the fresh Hard drives and XP and all, i might be able to run Photoshop smoother. So you might be expecting some CG work coming from me soon, maybe.

Here are 5 heads, quickly done, with a cheap 10p black pen. Smartened it up alittle with colour in photoshop.

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/6264/0013zm.jpg

RaymondSalter
07-09-2006, 02:05 PM
Hi an very interesting challenge i am going to have a go at a few of them i have started by modelling number 28 in Cinema cheers.

Ray.


http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/1306/face288py.jpg

Nothingness
07-09-2006, 03:02 PM
and another one

#28

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_03.jpg

ekah
07-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Great work everybody.

Pixelwolf - I love the loose line work. That's such a great face (#20). I should give it a try soon.

#47 in pencil. The proportions are off, ack. He's got one of the most miserable looking frowns. I didn't quite capture it. :curious:


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/ekah-illustration/CGTalk/Anatomy/ekah_50heads_47.jpg

fooxoo
07-09-2006, 03:39 PM
Here s head 057 from me :)
http://www.filelodge.com/files/room16/416900/057%20head.jpg

zhuzhu
07-09-2006, 04:15 PM
Djampa:thanks~! i dig your head 07,really nice.


fooxoo:wow~! that was great study~! but one thing, i think the refraction light of side face was too bright.





< head 010 >


http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8223/head0105rw.jpg

krispee
07-09-2006, 04:52 PM
another pencil, unfinished but finished, if you know what i mean.....hour or two or something like that.....
of no. 98

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_7.jpg

zhu: very nice.....

kris

AzoiC
07-09-2006, 06:14 PM
Moving too slowly.. my 2nd head.. another roughed paint using ArtRage.. wanted to refine the details but still not very good at it.. and time constraints.. haha i wonder if i'll even reach 10 heads..

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/shaprizal/002.jpg

And its been said so many times its almost redundant to say it.. but i'll say it anyways.. haha.. great work everyone!! :thumbsup:

Nothingness
07-09-2006, 06:28 PM
tried a softer approach this time.
Took some hours but don't know how long.

great work eveyone, keep going !

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_04.jpg

DoctorBone
07-09-2006, 08:47 PM
Here is the one that got away

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd070906a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd070906c.jpg

Great work all <> comments later

coCoKNIght
07-09-2006, 10:09 PM
http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/head09.jpg
- ref - (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/025.jpg)

DoctorBone: I like the high detail of your latest sketches!
Nothingness: Looking good, but if I may suggest two things: I think you've overused the smudge brush a bit in that latest piece (though the clothing looks excellent as is). Also, try choosing an area of interest (or just the part of the image that's nearest to the viewer) with more detail as the rest of the image.

Everyone's doing great, I'm still enjoying watching every new post.

demented
07-09-2006, 10:24 PM
Heya peeps:

xiannc: thanx dude - that one looks great. pen is an awesome medium, especially for learning. Don't underestimate it. Great work!

agou: looking muuuuch better! You're improving like a bullet! Keep playing with colour, anxious to see more!

NR43: Durer is insane - great to study on this dude. Try maybe for a more linear approach? Just a passing thought.

Agostinuk: Awesome use of colour! Very decently rendered!

Intervain: You 3d peeps freak me out - you most of all. That's awesome - I struggle to get something going 2d, and here you go and nail him. Very inspiring! And I didn't mean to make you feel bad - to me polygon modeling is far more daunting than zbrush!

Fl3wk: Great work, nice likeness! enforce a little more control over your lines, make them flow around and over under through the forms.

Raymond: Wow - awesome work man, post more!

Nothingness: Good work! Vary your colours more, don't just change tone but vary them in temperature too ... also work totally different colours into you shadows, such as green. Take a good look at Caravaggio's original and you will see some patches are tinted greener or bluer than others, and that give the impression of light. Keep at it!

ekah: Awesome work! Think you might benefit from working a tad sharper!

fooxoo: Looks awesome! zhuzhu's right abuot the reflected light though!

zhuzuh: haha - once again I am glad I posted mine before yours! hehe. Awesome work man, you are a digital god!

Krispee: Awesome! Like how you've sort of heightened the contrast!

AzoiC: Well done - really captured the essentials!

Nothingness: Good progress! Careful for a cut-out effect, make the other side of the face fall back!

Doc: Get outa here...... ..... ....... seriously. that's awesomo². You + pen = Hannible + scalpel. thanx for sharing!

coCoKnight: Great work! Carefull for that black line though. Keep it up!

Here's todays update, only one, this one trying too much for comfort to look like zhuzhu's.

#11:

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b0bf9d5ff6.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

but not really getting anywhere.

ciao!

- d.

smudli
07-09-2006, 10:25 PM
Ok, I've finished 1 more head. I focused mostly on the proportions this time, trying to get it right. Works better than the two others i guess, although i had less time to clean it up.
Also done in 2 hours or so. 1 evening.

http://www.home.no/minced/pics/cgtalk/022.jpg
http://www.home.no/minced/pics/cgtalk/046.jpg
http://www.home.no/minced/pics/cgtalk/081.jpg

Great work everyone. Its inspiring to see.

K.

Nothingness
07-09-2006, 10:31 PM
hey coCoKNIght, thanx for the comment. I havn't used the smudge tool yet and i'm just trying out some different techniques. I don't paint too often.

demented, i always seem to have problems with colors :banghead: i'll try in my next one

here's another one where i tried to have as much of the emotion as the original.

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_05.jpg

Jafran17
07-09-2006, 11:03 PM
Hello everyone!

This is my first time posting art work in the forums...
It has been a while (over 2 years) since I've worked on head studies in my own spare time and thanks to this thread I've been incredibly inspired by all the art I've seen from everyone in this thread. I have done 2 so far and I'm planning to start on my 3rd soon. Any critiques and comments would be greatly appreciated. This are Head #046 and #081

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/Jafran17/Num46.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/Jafran17/Num81.jpg

Good job everyone!

Zhuzhu- I loved your rendering technique on head 010! :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
07-09-2006, 11:44 PM
It's fantastic to see everyone's work! :)

Nothingness,

Great to see you here! Lovely work! :)

Jafran17,

Welcome aboard. :) You have some really nice work here, we hope to see more!

I am frankly more likely to reply to individuals who create their own Personal Anatomy Thread:

Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200)

See this thread for information about creating a personal Anatomy Thread first:
FAQ: Can I Create My Own Anatomy Thread? (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167)

Links to all Personal Anatomy Threads can be found here (I need to update this):
Anatomy Threads of Individual Users (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2817397&postcount=12)

Everyone is encouraged to post work for this Workshop both here and to your Personal Anatomy Threads. :)

I will be out of town for the next few days but checking in periodically. Keep up the great work everyone! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Intervain
07-10-2006, 12:13 AM
Demented - you're waaaay to nice :scream: thanks!

Rebecca - thanks for the link to those threads... It's a cool idea to start one, definitely would force me to continuously work on my skills and not prevaricate... :thumbsup:

Nothingness
07-10-2006, 01:17 AM
thanx for the link rebeccak, i've created a thread so there are no more excuses for drawing so little.

have fun !

DoctorBone
07-10-2006, 02:50 AM
Couple of quickies to try to get caught up

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd070906d.jpg

My apologies to Sir Anthony

dubotenorth
07-10-2006, 06:18 AM
quick question; im 12 sketches in, and i was wondering if i should post them all at once, or if i should break it down and post a few at a time (or if it makes anydifference)
other than that, wow. congrats to you all, the work everyone is putting out is amazing, very inspirational.
rock on everybody!

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by dubotenorth: quick question; im 12 sketches in, and i was wondering if i should post them all at once, or if i should break it down and post a few at a time (or if it makes anydifference)
other than that, wow. congrats to you all, the work everyone is putting out is amazing, very inspirational.
rock on everybody!
dubotenorth, You're welcome to post them all at once, though there is a limit to the number of images you can put into a single post ~ I recommend doing 2 posts with 6 images each. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
07-10-2006, 06:24 AM
pencil



http://cg2020.com/000_SpecialProjects/50Heads/head16_1.jpg



Gord

xiannc
07-10-2006, 07:59 AM
One more ballpoint from work, and then I'm back to digital for a bit. This is #52. I didn't feel as good about this one during the process, and I think I figured out why. The previous one was a drawing of a sculpture which gives me freedom to make up my own lines to suggest the form. This one is a drawing of a drawing, and if I'm trying to match albrecht durher (sp?) it leaves alot to be desired. It was still fun., but does anyone else feel that way about drawing vs. sculpture copies?

Demented: I wasn't saying that ballpoints were bad. You just didn't notice where I photoshoped out the ink blots left by a ballpoint gone bad.

6/50
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/052.jpg

Helen-Baq
07-10-2006, 08:16 AM
This thread keeps getting better. :applause:

Falling a little behind... This is my 8th head, #57:

http://www.viki.anim8or.org/2D/post/heads/Head57.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
07-10-2006, 10:39 AM
Mixed media
Pencils + Photoshop + lack of sleep

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/sleep.jpg

DiM
07-10-2006, 11:29 AM
Hi All!

Next head.
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/082.jpg

kunal
07-10-2006, 12:16 PM
I went lazy in the last week. But here's some more drawings for the image number 005,011,019 and 020. With this , now my total is 7 :D

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/005.jpg http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/011.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/019.jpghttp://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/020.jpg

I really like some of the styles I see here. But I've decided to stick with traditional media for better learning.

Gord-MacDonald: Really liked your neat shading. I skipped this head as I though it'll be boring but now I see that boring or interesting is the way we work

DoctorBone scribbles are also very liking

DDS
07-10-2006, 01:21 PM
2 hours with my A6 wacom.

http://membres.lycos.fr/dreamdesigner/coses/50heads/04.jpg

Djampa
07-10-2006, 03:21 PM
Jafran17 - Nice artwork, welcome.


Demented - About my head 07 - the cheekbones, thanks for the observation, I wanted him to look more feminine, I just didn´t know what I did actually technically, the checks observation is very interesting, I just did it by the ´feeling´. Thanks a lot, and hey you doing great. :)

DDS - Very cool, what soft you´re using? Nice looking.

Magdalena, Intervain - OMG ! ... Gee... Do you have your own base mesh and push the polys or you do always from scratch?
It´s so incredible, specially the last one, nice use of hair and it´s incredible how you got the 2D onto 3D like that... I love your loops, so precise and the mesh is truly light. Do you sleep? *lol*

Fes
07-10-2006, 03:23 PM
I've come very late to this thread (plus it's the first time I've posted any images here), but there's such wonderful lot of excellent work to look at I can't help but want to join in.

I did these two today (didn't do very much other work:shrug: oops). Both were about 2 hours in Painter IX. They were both statue images (no.1 and 2) which I've tried a bit of colour with (but I kinda ran out of steam on the clothes on no.2).

http://www.fionasansom.com/assets/cg/head1.jpg
http://www.fionasansom.com/assets/cg/head2.jpg

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 03:30 PM
23 & 24. Almost half way!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC003Custom.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC003cu.jpg

agou
07-10-2006, 03:32 PM
#95
http://agou.was.here.free.fr/doodles/095.jpg

Fes > I love the way you colored these statues, that must not be easy to imagine colors, but did an awesome work on it.
kunal> good work! your pencil sketches are great stuffs

And yeah, this thread is getting better and better! That's great!

Intervain
07-10-2006, 04:13 PM
Djampa thanks very much. I do sleep, like a log actually :) I'm surprised that you like this last guy LOL - I'm having doubts about him *g*. As for the hair - I'm a hair simulation freak as some who know me would tell you :scream:

here's how my process goes...

I do model from a proxi I've made for the first model in this lesson - hence that one took most time ;) It's a simple proxi made from a box, didn't take that long to make it but it's a good base for any head - obviously the proportions are changing all the time as I'm using the roto image - in the user viewport btw not in front or any other [camera is more appropriate if you're rendering and not like me just doing region renders]... I like having a proxi made so I don't have to rearrange the loops too much - I already have the layout with circles around the eyes and mouth and 3 lines in all the corners...

I don't have an ear on the proxi - ears usually change - unless you just see a tiny bit of an ear through hair, then I'd use a generic ear I've made for myself to make my life easy :)

here's the proxi to give you an idea... - quite primitive as you can see and I usually start by cutting the neck off anyway since all models have different ones and this one was ment for the woman with a long neck LOL

hope that answers your questions... oh and as for the lightness of the mesh - thank goodness for the '+' button LOL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/proxi.jpg

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 04:40 PM
In a bid to hit the halfway mark, I did a quick pencil sketch.

My 25th Head!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC22Custom.jpg

And a Biro one. 26th.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC03aCustom.jpg

demented
07-10-2006, 05:23 PM
Heya peeps.

On-the-run, replies later - but everyone here is doing an awesome job. congrats peeps.

had reports that this one didn't show, so I'm reposting. If you have seen it please forgive, if you can't see it, please forgive and please notify me...

http://images6.theimagehosting.com/Francesco.jpg

today's: not happy with it, not quite getting that sculptural quality.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2382/what35web7so.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c welcome, ciao

Fes
07-10-2006, 05:27 PM
Thanks agou... lovely sense of volume in your no.12.

Mal-1. I particularly like your biro one and the loose line outline around the hair and beard is great.

Kalaadrius
07-10-2006, 05:55 PM
...and 15 heads from my...

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2521/rff37ts.jpg

sweetintoxication
07-10-2006, 06:06 PM
Great work everybody ...I love seeing how everyone does their images and its a great learning experience for me ...hopefully I will be able to post another later ...I just wanted to say a job well done :thumbsup: ... later all



Brenda

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 06:25 PM
Some amazing work everyone! :thumbsup:

Kalaadrius,

Welcome to CGTalk and to the Anatomy Forum! :) Very well done, I look forward to seeing your next set of Portraits.

Keep up the great work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Djampa
07-10-2006, 06:40 PM
Hi there,

Going slow on the numbers here but it is being great to be here.

Head 08

Soft watercolor pencil - white - on black paper - A4
Scanned into Photoshop C2 - Cropped and contrast adjusted.
No retouches.
Around 20 minutes.

054:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Head of an Apostle Looking Downward
1508
Brush drawing with white highlights on a dark ground, 316 x 229 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

http://www.dinamex.net/edu_artwork/anatomy_hundred_heads/head_8_final.jpg

Intervain - Thank you so much for the process explanation. You are really a very good modeler. I believe many people around just enjoyed too to see your process.
About the ears, yeah... we need such ´life savers´, actually they should make a button there : ´make ear´
*lol*
I love customizing my XSI, if I do a ´make ear´ button I send it to you ;) :)
the '+' button.. hehehehe - lovely fast smooth...
Your base mesh is very nice and versatile, ear cut to add a base for it is very clever too.
Cya.

Djampa thanks very much. I do sleep, like a log actually :) I'm surprised that you like this last guy LOL - I'm having doubts about him *g*. As for the hair - I'm a hair simulation freak as some who know me would tell you :scream:

here's how my process goes...

I do model from a proxi I've made for the first model in this lesson - hence that one took most time ;) It's a simple proxi made from a box, didn't take that long to make it but it's a good base for any head - obviously the proportions are changing all the time as I'm using the roto image - in the user viewport btw not in front or any other [camera is more appropriate if you're rendering and not like me just doing region renders]... I like having a proxi made so I don't have to rearrange the loops too much - I already have the layout with circles around the eyes and mouth and 3 lines in all the corners...

I don't have an ear on the proxi - ears usually change - unless you just see a tiny bit of an ear through hair, then I'd use a generic ear I've made for myself to make my life easy :)

here's the proxi to give you an idea... - quite primitive as you can see and I usually start by cutting the neck off anyway since all models have different ones and this one was ment for the woman with a long neck LOL

hope that answers your questions... oh and as for the lightness of the mesh - thank goodness for the '+' button LOL


Mal -1 - I´m following your posts closely, I like the way you make the color ones, but also the fast pencil sketches are just great.

Everybody just doing great, will try move a lil. faster.

gilgamesh828
07-10-2006, 07:19 PM
Head #4 for me....

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/04.jpg

Rist
07-10-2006, 07:38 PM
Oh darn, 16 days left to get 43 heads done, 7 of those days is me on holiday...

I will try, TRY to get stuck in proper now (been slacking).

NR43
07-10-2006, 08:47 PM
Demented: don't know what exactly it is you mean with "a more linear approach"? maybe more like Djampa's version?
Kalaadrius: wow are these thumbs of bigger versions? Wouldn't mind seeing those then :)


Here's another one (need more practise with ballpen)
http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/head_016web.jpg


Keep goin people this is superrr

commodore
07-10-2006, 09:14 PM
http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/9708/clay12uf.jpg
I started painting again after a long time. I won't do that much heads but I'll use the refs anyway.

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Number 27.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010_005Custom.jpg

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 02:05 AM
There are way to much great work to comments 'm all seperate now. Great work everybody, so many nice sketches.


here are 3 more from yesterday

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_06.jpg
http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_09.jpg
http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_10.jpg

SulaMoon
07-11-2006, 02:13 AM
oh wow!
This thread is moving sooo fast, with so many good works!

I feel so bad about having so much work, I cant really keep up with the challenge. Anyway, its better a little practice then none at all =P So here goes a update. Only my 6th head >.<

And congratulations to everyone here! I Already notice improvements on a lot of people!
(And some that seem that cant get better always amazing us O.o) Great job everyone!
I wish I had to time to comment each one

Ok, here it goes. Im trying to get the feeling of that contrast thing hehe ^^ From ref #82

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/SulaMoon/06.jpg

xiannc
07-11-2006, 03:51 AM
Here is a quick one of #88. 7/50

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/88.jpg

architectus
07-11-2006, 04:48 AM
Here is two quickies, paint sketch in Painter IX with artistic oils impasto brush, and a sketch in Photoshop CS using a hard round brush set with pen pressure for opacity and size, and a texture set in the brush options to give it a type of charcol look

number 54

http://www.manfacedgods.com/forums/sketcholdman.jpg

http://www.manfacedgods.com/forums/oldmanskethpaint.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
07-11-2006, 06:38 AM
Ok 3 hours photoshop...
Tried a something a friend in Singapore recomended..

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/update2.jpg

agou
07-11-2006, 08:16 AM
#49
http://agou.was.here.free.fr/doodles/049.jpg

Mal1> really awesome work. And besides you're fast -- keep it up!
And all peeps> good work - I can see that everyone here has quickly improved.

Rebeccak
07-11-2006, 10:33 AM
Hi everyone,

Some really great work here! :)

Please take the time if you have ideas to post your ideas here:

Post Your Ideas for Tutorials and Workshops! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341006)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341006

While I can't make guarantees as to what Workshops are run or when, I definitely want to know what you guys are interested in seeing, so I can start developing them for the future. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

TheBloodyAlien
07-11-2006, 12:47 PM
n.30 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/030.jpg) Caravaggio, Madonna Palafrenieri

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/car_palafrenieri02.jpg

DiM
07-11-2006, 02:05 PM
Next head 023.
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/023.jpg

architectus
07-11-2006, 03:48 PM
oh yeah I spent about 20 minutes on the sketch and 25 minutes on the oil painting sketch

zhuzhu
07-11-2006, 04:16 PM
< head 011 >


http://img345.imageshack.us/img345/5483/head0112rw.jpg

heartbeat
07-11-2006, 04:21 PM
Great work everyone ! I am also in this one (although a little late ),but it seems very interesting to miss

M.

Rebeccak
07-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Hi all,

Great work here!

Commodore, great to see you back! :)

Everyone,

I've created this new thread to make it easier to hear about new Tutorials and Workshops here on the Forum (including Open Figure Drawing Workshops):

Notification of New Open Figure Drawing Workshops / + TUTORIALS - SUBSCRIBE HERE! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=379951)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=379951

If you go to that thread and subscribe, I'll post notices of new Tutorials and Workshops, including new OFDWs. Make sure you're User CP is set up to receive email notifications. Please note that you must be at least a free CGTalk member to subscribe to a thread.

Hope this makes things easier! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Jafran17
07-11-2006, 04:53 PM
Great work everybody! :thumbsup:

Just finished my 3rd head...

Rebeccak and Djampa - Thanks for your comments :)

Here is Head #054

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/Jafran17/Num54.jpg

coCoKNIght
07-11-2006, 05:47 PM
http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/head10.jpg

everyone's improving :) yeah!

Fes
07-11-2006, 06:21 PM
More excellent stuff from everyone. Three more from me all from pic #3. Just b&w this time, but it still took me an age to do:rolleyes:!
http://www.fionasansom.com/assets/cg/head3.jpg

xtremepenguin
07-11-2006, 06:49 PM
http://www.bobcatterson.f2s.com/46,47.jpg


I'm enjoying doing these, havent drawn in so long

demented
07-11-2006, 07:15 PM
Hey peeps

Have very limited web access right nya, so I'll get to some decent replies later this week.

nother one, still not happy with it.... it was killing me so I killed it back and now we are both dead....

#84 I think

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/6021/knockoff3web7wj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c always welcome,
ciao

- d.

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 07:45 PM
hi all,

keep them images commin', they are all great!


here's another one

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_12.jpg

Djampa
07-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Durer is just great... more I study his art more I like it.

Now Head 09
I thought I would become faster now, so I decided doing only fast sketches... but I just can´t... *lol*.
This time I tried copying the background from the original.
So I used the Clone Stamp Tool and the Healing Tool from the original, then used a little bit of Dodge Tool.
Started doing a very fast sketch on paper, actually two, then went to the Wacom, btw I use an Intuos 3 - 9x12, using the Sketchbook Pro.
Took me 10 minutes in each paper sketches and 15 minutes at sketchbook pro.
Background I did in 5 minutes.
After that added the background I made on Photoshop CS2 on layer bellow, and started highlighting it and working with contrasts with the airbrush, to finish I just got back to photoshop to crop and re-size since I work the originals at 1280 pixels w.
That stage took me 40 minutes, so I consider this an hour and 20 minutes work.

In resume - Wacom Intuos 3 A4 - Sketchbookpro - Photoshop CS2 - 1h 20min.

055:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Head of an Apostle Looking Upward
1508
Brush drawing with white highlights on a dark ground, 288 x 207 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

http://www.dinamex.net/edu_artwork/anatomy_hundred_heads/head_9_final.jpg

SulaMoon
07-11-2006, 08:23 PM
nother one, still not happy with it.... it was killing me so I killed it back and now we are both dead....

#84 I think
- d.

Hey Demented ^^;
Great work here... But I think what really bothers you here is the eye. Its kinda big, I think.
Great shading btw!

Intervain
07-11-2006, 09:39 PM
just popping in to comment - haven't finished the new one yet... too hot outside and too many curls on his head LOL

zhuzhu - awesome as always :thumbsup:

coCoKNIght - totally awesome! I love the mood of this one...

demented - love it!

Nothingness - I really like how you left some of the parts just hinted :)

Djampa - great Durer again!

I love seeing how everyone's improving with each image. I really should give 2d a go...

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 09:56 PM
Nothingness - I really like how you left some of the parts just hinted :)


thanx, i wanted to finish it completely, but it has a more unique style now.

besides, it would have taken many hours to finish it anyway

cheers

razz
07-11-2006, 10:38 PM
Some very impressive works here, truly inspiring! Lovely shading, Jafran :)

More from me

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4122/anatlessonseries16185zr.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/9918/anatlessonseries5ny.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/304/anatlessonseries11157uh.jpg

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 10:42 PM
hey razz,

like the pencil ones!
I like the shaded one at the bottom right most.
Maybe experiment with a much darker pencil and
give it a greater contrast. Dramatize it some up.

geep going; great job

ha-dou-ken
07-11-2006, 10:50 PM
Here's my third head. I sort of gave up. Gotta move on no?! I'll never be happy wih it, but I' still a noob so be harsh!

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/3155/046finalcompcopy0sr.th.jpg (http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=046finalcompcopy0sr.jpg)

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 10:59 PM
ha-dou-ken,

it looks amazing,

don't bother stopping it halfway or so. Sometimes, no mather how long to spend on it, you might never find it "finished".
the detail at the nose eyes and mouth are great! It has a feeling that is so sweet that it doesn't require any more detail at the rest of the image.
at this point, the blurry hair and such make it perfect


have some more fun.

Zapan
07-11-2006, 11:36 PM
Hi everybody !!!

First of all , want to congratulate everyone for the awesome you're all doing !! Some outstanding pieces , on such a short time ... I could give a list of my favorites , but it doesn't matter because you're all doing so great ...

Anyway a new one from me done this evening ... pretty tricky , since Mellini must be in his grave not listening to me ... I would say that he has a weird face ... or is it me ... :argh:

[95] (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/095.jpg)

http://perso.orange.fr/zapan/anatomy/Mellini.jpg

Let me know what you guys think of

cheers ,

-Zapan

EDIT : Wireframe here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3701099#post3701099) ...

Djampa
07-11-2006, 11:38 PM
Intervain - thx ! :) Yeah, give a 2D try :) I have to plan my 3D try... *lol* For that I will need a day or two break. I´m not fast as you.


Ha-do-ken - Hadoooookennn !!! Yooo! *lol* Very good ! Keep posting, we do have to leave the piece at some point, that´s very good at this point.

Razz - I loved the way you disposed the heads, nice pencils, nice shadding.

Nothingness - Very cool, you are stylish!

Fes - the head on bottom I liked most. Good contrast.

Jafran17 - lovely Durer - I like the style.

COckNight - interesting ! Very dark.

Will try to comment more, need more time, everyone´s doing great.

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 11:41 PM
thanks djampa,
i can't believe how much fun i'm having doing all kinds of styles.

here's another one (less nice)

cheers

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_11.jpg

xiannc
07-11-2006, 11:46 PM
Maybe about two hours for this one. I would still be working on it, but Ive got a figure sudy session and then the baseball allstars game is on tonight.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/79.jpg

Nothingness
07-11-2006, 11:50 PM
http://perso.orange.fr/zapan/anatomy/Mellini.jpg



hey zapan,

i wished i was more skilled in doing 3d this fast. I'm busy on faces but it takes more time for me.

Some crits: the face (statue) is much less a normal face. It has deformations making it much more comic (or whatever)
as i thought you used maya, maybe you could use the "soft modification tool" to quickly deform the head in some more 'ridicule' portions. Besides that it's already great.

cheers

Djampa
07-12-2006, 12:09 AM
Hi everybody !!!

First of all , want to congratulate everyone for the awesome you're all doing !! Some outstanding pieces , on such a short time ... I could give a list of my favorites , but it doesn't matter because you're all doing so great ...

Anyway a new one from me done this evening ... pretty tricky , since Mellini must be in his grave not listening to me ... I would say that he has a weird face ... or is it me ... :argh:

[95] (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/095.jpg)



Let me know what you guys think of

cheers ,

-Zapan

EDIT : Wireframe here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3701099#post3701099) ...

Yeah, it´s weird, and funny, great 3D, agree with Nothingness.
Cheers

Intervain
07-12-2006, 01:00 AM
ok Djampa I've decided to pick up the glove LOL and do 2d :) I won't even go into how many times I've started it over to get the angle right before I went on 0_o

well this took almost an hour... phew [I have no training in this whatsoever and it shows LOL but I shall start drawing everyday now I think... after looking at what folk here can do I feel bad I don't do more] So hard! I wouldnt' even dare and try a coloured version now...

CARAVAGGIO
The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail)
head 038
photoshop cs2+wacom

can I call it my #6? Hope it does count LOL

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/head_38.jpg

Intervain
07-12-2006, 01:19 AM
Zapan - a little something from me if you don't mind :)

I feel your model is a bit too smooth - the original has tons of wrinkles - not tiny ones but deep ones which could have been modelled in very quickly - especially the outer one around the mouth!

another thing that jumped at me instantly was the fact that the mouth of the original sculpture goes slightly up while yours goes down! Still I know how long it takes to get those mouths anywhere close to those pictures so I'd say great job!:thumbsup:

Nothingness
07-12-2006, 01:59 AM
last one for this night (02:58 am)

good night all !

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/face_07.jpg

pierceda
07-12-2006, 06:25 AM
It's been a while for me. Tons of new heads to browse through, wow!

Intervain, I like the sketchy gestural lines you've made, it looks like a charcoal drawing.

razz, awesome pencil shading, you're really patient in making so many thin lines.

Here's a couple new ones, I think I'm on 12 now...need to start catching up!
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6314/2006711head339rz.jpg
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/3079/2006711head216cw.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
07-12-2006, 07:18 AM
2 hours pencils & photoshop

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/Imagensss.jpg

pierceda
07-12-2006, 08:24 AM
This one took about 40 mins with Painter
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7003/20060711head078de.jpg

kuru
07-12-2006, 08:58 AM
Hi everyone, I am really motivated by the kind of work here in this thread specially works by Thomasphoenix, zhuzhu, gilgamesh, Rebeccak and so many others,so here I am sending my first post which I have done on a paper and another version which I have touched up in photoshop.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4925/2387/1600/kk2.0.jpg

heartbeat
07-12-2006, 09:11 AM
Here are my first three heads.I tried charcoal for the first it seems to be a very nice medium,and the next two are in pencil.
Let's hope the next heads will be better

http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/Head_01.jpg


http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/Head_02.jpg


http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/Head_03.jpg

M.

kuru
07-12-2006, 09:37 AM
This one took about one hour.


http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4925/2387/1600/sam3.jpg

kuru
07-12-2006, 09:43 AM
Hi,this one is the same pencil drawing touched up in photoshop.


http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4925/2387/1600/kk2%20copy.0.jpg

Djampa
07-12-2006, 12:26 PM
Magdalena - (Intervain)

Very good ! Nice. only thing to point is that I think the right eye is a little off the major axis, a litle bit down. Other than that... wow. And yes you should draw everyday ;) as a great modeler you are it will probably push you far beyond your current skills on 3D.

Roberto - Nice mix of pencil and digital, lovely effect you achieved there ;)

Kuru - Also a nice mix of Photoshop and pencil. I have to try one of this.

Piecerda - Very nice style. keep it up.

Intervain
07-12-2006, 01:15 PM
pierceda - thanks very much :D

Djampa - you've absolutely hit the nail on the head - I know I have to practice it's just somehow I lack patience for 2d... :/ must work on that for sure!

Ok. head #7 for me, if you include the 2d one :) - this time it's 086... I've been wanting to do this one from the start and I loved doing it because of his sinewy body... way more pleasurable LOL
I did the head yesterday but it was way too hot outside to concentrate on the curls then ;) so I've just finished those today... so it's 2 days on and off...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/mendelson.jpg

TheBloodyAlien
07-12-2006, 01:58 PM
Roberto, what did your friend in Singapore (Stahlberg?) suggest to you (if may I ask)?
It's tricky to guess...but I try: to add a warmer colour between shadows and highlights? I'm curious...


n.37 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/037.jpg) Caravaggio, Christ

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/car_christA02.jpg

Zapan
07-12-2006, 02:10 PM
i wished i was more skilled in doing 3d this fast. I'm busy on faces but it takes more time for me.
Some crits: the face (statue) is much less a normal face. It has deformations making it much more comic (or whatever)
as i thought you used maya, maybe you could use the "soft modification tool" to quickly deform the head in some more 'ridicule' portions.
Hey mate , great to see you ! ... well why don't you give a try doing at least one in 3D ? ... The goal is mainly practising , right ? Thx for the great crits ... and I do agree with you ... in fact while I was modeling I thought : mmh let's not overdeform the face don't want to fall in the ridiculous proprtions ... but now I do find that face too much smooth and regular ... have to be careful of that next time ...

Yeah, it´s weird, and funny, great 3D, agree with Nothingness.
Hey Eduardo ... thx a lot mate ... and also thx for your kind input in my guestbook !!

a little something from me if you don't mind
I feel your model is a bit too smooth - the original has tons of wrinkles - not tiny ones but deep ones which could have been modelled in very quickly - especially the outer one around the mouth!
another thing that jumped at me instantly was the fact that the mouth of the original sculpture goes slightly up while yours goes down! Still I know how long it takes to get those mouths anywhere close to those pictures so I'd say great job!

Mind ? I really really not ! I so agree with you about the wrinkles , arf ... and yeah the mouth gave me troubles ... I'm gonna start another one with wrinkles and try to be careful ... thx a lot ... BTW , your last piece is wow ... I do love how you solved the hair part !

cheers ,

-Zapan

kuru
07-12-2006, 02:20 PM
Hey,Djampa thanku so much for ur encouraging words.This is the first time I am posting my works in any forum.Thank u for encouraging.So I may post more of my works

Nothingness
07-12-2006, 02:41 PM
... well why don't you give a try doing at least one in 3D ? ... The goal is mainly practising , right ?


hey zapan,
i've started on a face yesterday, but it is mainly to practice the modeling of a smooth female face. What i wonder now is, do you start from scrap to model a face starting from a picture, or do you have a universal head (with basic correct topology) ?
And how long do you work on such? I can imagine it would take me days.

greetz and thanx for the encouraging!

mali22
07-12-2006, 02:48 PM
Ok, here is my 2nd, nr. 87.
I know I've missed some parts, mainly around the eyes.. but you know, since I mainly do hard surface modeling it's not surprising..

Intervain - wow.. I wish I had your patience to do hair like that.. =)

Intervain
07-12-2006, 02:55 PM
Zapan - thanks so much :)

mali22 - thanks :) the hair actually doesn't require as much patience as one might think - I modeled a few pieces only and then duplicated the hell out of them and arranged them all over his head and chin - I also reshaped some of them while rearranging them.

about yours: two things mainly that I'd have to crit - first of all it really lacks that deep crease around the mouth that the original sculpt has, this I think would give him character... Also the cap on his head looks a tad hurried and just extracted from the head... I may be wrong but it just gives that impression... it could benefit from some detail. Still, a good job and keep it coming! More 3d peeps! :bounce:

Zapan
07-12-2006, 03:06 PM
i've started on a face yesterday, but it is mainly to practice the modeling of a smooth female face.

Yay , can't wait to see it !!

What i wonder now is, do you start from scrap to model a face starting from a picture, or do you have a universal head (with basic correct topology) ?
And how long do you work on such?

Actually I reuse the back of the head /ears/neck area ... But I have to start over the face each time ... since I don't like spending hours tweaking , I rather prefer start a new face trying to match the ref ... but I guess my mistake is to work too much with the orthographic views picturing how the ref would look like , maybe I should work more with the ref itself... ...
(I don't know if what I'm typing is making sense )
I would say 5-6 hours ... depends the level of details I want to have .... like hair , wrinkles , cloths ...

cheers ,

-Zapan

zhuzhu
07-12-2006, 04:13 PM
< head 012 >


http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/9352/head0126kt.jpg

Nothingness
07-12-2006, 04:35 PM
Yay , can't wait to see it !!


that makes 2 of us :twisted:

maybe i'll try it, just for fun

cheers

ekah
07-12-2006, 04:38 PM
Note to everyone: I'm assuming that everyone posting to this thread is open for group comments and constructive crits as stated in the workshop description. If you are uncomfortable with me commenting on your work, feel free to PM me. I won't impose on those who don't wish it.

Roberto - I like your head #19. It feels exaggerated, but I like it. The one thing that could be better is the placement of the lips in relation to the rest of the head. Your pencil + PS piece is very nice. Although you're achieving great likeness, you seem to have some issues with the heads being slightly skewed. Are you left-handed by any chance?

demented - Thank you. I really appreciate your comments. I'm doing the roughs at the moment - being lazy. I assume you mean more polished when you say "sharper". Will try to get to the "sharper" or more polished version at a later time. ;) I think you are doing great. Don't worry, yours do have that sculptural quality. Don't get too caught up in the shading/rendering techniques. They'll come.

Kunal - Lovely work. If you could vary some of the line weights, I think it would be fantastic.

Jafran17 - Lovely pencil work. I'm on the same boat as you. :) I haven't worked on personal projects in a while, and this thread is a good warm up exercise. Just don't stop now.

Fes - Great color rendition. I especially love the second one. He came alive. :)

Mal-1 - Love the loose b/w sketches, especially the second one. I'm a sucker for sketches. I love paintings, but there is something special about raw sketches that really move me. Shows a lot of personality.

agou - Nice work. You are quietly improving with each image. :)

Kalaadrius - Well done. So many heads. :)

extremepenguin - keep posting. And now that you've started, don't stop.

Nothingness - Lovely shading. Got tired of the the curly Q's, eh?

ha-dou-ken - Doing great. You might want to look at the tilt of the head. This will dictate the angle of the rest. See how your nose is leaning right, and the rest are leaning the other way? This is creating a zig zag. You said be harsh, I hope you meant it. :)

Djampa - Lovely sketch (one on black paper). The strokes are somewhat chaotic, but I like it. :)

gilgamesh - Love it. So much depth with so little.

NR43 - Good work. I might skip that head. :p

zhuzhu - Lovely as usual.

commodore - Lovely watercolor effect. There are some poportion issues. If you had narrowed the nose area and brought the whole face closer together, you would have achieved a greater likeness.

SulaMoon - Great. You're getting the "feeling of that contrast thing". :)

architectus - Very nice quickies.

razz - Lovely pencil work. Hope to see more.

pierceda - Good work. #33 - She should be looking slightly downward, If you foreshorten the head from top to bottom slightly, it will work better.

Zapan - Great model. It's impressive that you are modeling this with a single reference image.

kuru - Lovely pencil work.

heartbeat - I like the expressiveness of your first head. The third one is beautiful. Mounds of curls...

Intervain - the curls! Great head again. Few things if you don't mind. The brow/forehead areas are protruding a bit much. Same goes for the cheeks.

mali22 - nice work. Agree with Intervain's comment.

Sorry if I left out anyone. Wasn't intentional. It's just that there are so many heads.

Intervain
07-12-2006, 04:46 PM
ekah - 'fcourse I don't mind. I'm here to learn and I totally agree with the points you've raised, especially the eyebrows. I've noticed those even before I posted but I was way too lazy to remodel it LOL Thanks!:thumbsup:

RobertoOrtiz
07-12-2006, 05:28 PM
Note to

Roberto - I like your head #19. It feels exaggerated, but I like it. The one thing that could be better is the placement of the lips in relation to the rest of the head. Your pencil + PS piece is very nice. Although you're achieving great likeness, you seem to have some issues with the heads being slightly skewed. Are you left-handed by any chance?


Thanks for the detailed crit.
I do have that ongoing problem with drawing skewed., and it does drive me nuts.
I am right handed, but becuase of education not disposition. Back home it was all the rage to teach kids to use the right hand when they were left handed.
I am curious, how did you know?

-R

gilgamesh828
07-12-2006, 05:39 PM
You can just feel my struggle with this one. I don't know what it is, but female faces just confound me. Maybe it's the subtlety and soft shading i can't grasp....

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/05.jpg

Djampa
07-12-2006, 05:53 PM
Here i tried something different, Blanchard on a ´kind of´ Durer attempt.
Far away from Durer but was great to try.

First the people:

Intervain - Saw your website today, lots of great 2D paintings there too :D

Kuru - Welcome ! :)

Ekah
Djampa - Lovely sketch (one on black paper). The strokes are somewhat chaotic, but I like it. :)

Thanks a lot, glad you like it :) The chaotic strokes I did trying to figure out the brush stroke direction of Durer, he´s incredible. When I do my own stuff I keep diagonal strokes (parallel) all the time trying to keep it uniform. But truly I loved experience that chaotic stuff. :D

now the head...

Sketchbook Pro - Intuos3 A4 - Photoshop CS2.

Head 10

012:
BLANCHARD, Jacques
St Jerome
1632
Oil on canvas, 145,5 x 116 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

http://www.dinamex.net/edu_artwork/anatomy_hundred_heads/head_10_final.jpg

ekah
07-12-2006, 06:21 PM
ekah - 'fcourse I don't mind. I'm here to learn and I totally agree with the points you've raised, especially the eyebrows. I've noticed those even before I posted but I was way too lazy to remodel it LOL Thanks!

Glad to hear that Intervain. You can tear apart my work any time. :D

Thanks for the detailed crit.

I do have that ongoing problem with drawing skewed., and it does drive me nuts.

I am right handed, but becuase of education not disposition. Back home it was all the rage to teach kids to use the right hand when they were left handed.

I am curious, how did you know?


Actually, I don't know anything nor do I think it has anything to do with it. I'm curious just as you are. :) It's something that I remembered my illustrator friends (who were also left-handed) were conversing about while I was in school, which was quite some time ago. :p I suspect it was their method of drawing more than anything. They drew from one end to the other without looking at the whole picture.

You are ambidexterous then. I think that's cool.

Anyhow, I will try to post more heads. :)

ha-dou-ken
07-12-2006, 06:30 PM
zhuzu- you never cease to amaze me.

gilgamesh828- I love your use of colors. You are a brave soul to use color and then to pull it off grandually is amazing! The last one has a renaissance feel to it.

ekah -Thank you! I meant it when I said be harsh, lol. Love the criticism. I will take your advice to heart when drawing my next head. I c what you mean as well in retrospect. Hindsight is always 20/20 no? heh.


amazing work guys/gals. Let's keep this up. I will work on another one tonight, I need to know when to stop though. I can't spend 7 hrs on every head I make! Yeesh.

again,amazing work EVERYONE. Truly inspiring.

demented
07-12-2006, 06:59 PM
Heya peeps

Man, awesome work allround. zhuzhu, you freak me out and make me look like s**t, but thanx for the inspiration....

head #22 for me, methinks.....

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9659/tubby8qp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

will get round to replies later, promise,
ciao!

- d.

pondproductions
07-12-2006, 07:13 PM
ok im a little late, but better late then never right? :D

head 001, biro
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g228/pondproductions/sketches/001sketch.jpg
http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/001.jpg

Rebeccak
07-12-2006, 07:15 PM
Wow, guys, so much awesome work here! :bounce: Only checking in briefly, am enjoying the beach, but a big Welcome to all the new people, and it's great to see the work of everyone else! Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

gilgamesh828
07-12-2006, 08:37 PM
Heya peeps

Man, awesome work allround. zhuzhu, you freak me out and make me look like s**t, but thanx for the inspiration....

head #22 for me, methinks.....


- d.

Dude, no s**t in your stuff! This piece is awesome! Really nice edge work and sculptural feel here. Keep 'em coming!

Intervain
07-12-2006, 09:09 PM
gilgamesh828 - I love that one! :thumbsup:

zhuzhu - awesome as always :)

demented - great job

Djampa - thanks but I would dispute LOL I love your drawing! the only thing that really bothers me is that his mouth seems rather low but the style is great!

pondproductions - welcome and enjoy the fun! hope to see more from you - great start :thumbsup: - a bit skewed, if I may crit...

ok, now my #8 YAY! - this one's a quicky, done today, which shows but heck, I'll post it anyway... I realize she's looking waaaay cuter than the original :scream:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/fragonard.jpg

Zapan
07-12-2006, 09:15 PM
HOLY LORD !!! Magdalena you have got to slow down !!! .... breathe ... :eek: :D
... and I only got one nose right now :cry:

This one is splendid too .... cuter right ... which is great me think ...

cheers , ... breathe

-Zapan

Intervain
07-12-2006, 09:21 PM
LOL Zapan - you're right I should slow down :scream: but me is having so much fun...:bounce:

ha-dou-ken
07-12-2006, 09:31 PM
Intervain, that model rocks!

Demented, damn, you really are demented! That's is very solid(literally) I must try that technique as well. It seems like zhuzu and you have perfected the 2d "3d model" look.

pondproductions - I really enjoy the crosshatching technique. My only crit would be her right side of her head, the hair line. It seems too parallel to her brow. It should be angled downward more. Awesome tho. My opinions are humble, so please only take them with a grain of salt.

Also, does anyone know where I can get more info on the actual master work themselves. In particular, does anyone know what head046 is and who made it? Maybe a link?

Awesome work people! I can't keep up.

Rebeccak
07-12-2006, 09:36 PM
Invervain,

Good lord! :thumbsup:

Originally posted by ha-dou-ken: Also, does anyone know where I can get more info on the actual master work themselves. In particular, does anyone know what head046 is and who made it? Maybe a link?
ha-dou-ken, post #2 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3666087&postcount=2) of this thread lists all the details for each head. All of the heads are from the Web Gallery of Art (http://www.wga.hu/). Another great art website is ArtRenewal, www.artrenewal.org (http://www.artrenewal.org). :)

046:
DAVID d'Angers
Chateaubriand
1830
Plaster, height 60 cm
Private collection
Cheers,

~Rebeccak

NR43
07-12-2006, 09:52 PM
ekah

thanks.
there is still sooo much to learn though.
this challenge is having the right effect on me, it's encouraging me to learn more :)

I'm skipping it for a few days though to concentrate on more basic stuff (loomis)

ha-dou-ken
07-12-2006, 09:57 PM
Thank you rebeccak. sorry for the ameature-ish oversight. Much appreciated.

pondproductions
07-12-2006, 10:48 PM
thanx for the welcome intervain :) and keep the crits coming!

krispee
07-12-2006, 11:41 PM
no. 3 in Painter.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_8.jpg

and thanks to SirRon and demented for your comments, sorry i missed those earlier on......

krispee

Intervain
07-12-2006, 11:52 PM
krispee - awesome :thumbsup:

ha-dou-ken - thanks very much :love:

Rebecca - thank you :)

well time to be a human being again and sleep :D

Mal-1
07-13-2006, 01:13 AM
The 28th head in this series.
I gave myself approx 10 mins on this and no longer, wanted to practice getting as much info as possible down in a sort amount of time. Not my strongest piece, but I always like some of the marks I make by doing these against the clock.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC77Custom.jpg

I would like to personally thank everyone who has commented on my work, and I would like to respond individually to you all but feel I don't have the time at present. But I would just like to say I am reading all posts and appreciate the time others have put in to comment and repond to my posts.
Thanks to everyone........and the work here is outstanding:thumbsup:

mybutterflyiris
07-13-2006, 01:46 AM
I love this thread... it's awesome. Here is 20-21...



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/head2021.jpg

zhuzhu
07-13-2006, 03:46 AM
Heya peeps

head #22 for me, methinks.....

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9659/tubby8qp.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

will get round to replies later, promise,
ciao!

- d.



WOW~~~!!! this is what i call " you bitch~!", really niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee one~~~!!! man~! :twisted:

RobertoOrtiz
07-13-2006, 07:12 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/sculpt4.jpg
Head 85


3 hours Photoshop + pencils

redehlert
07-13-2006, 07:32 AM
This is my first one of many (I hope). Approximately 1.5 hr. in Photoshop. Gotta start somewhere, right? Head 54 is by Albrecht Dürer (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/054.jpg).
I should have done this traditional to emulate the technique, but bleh.

http://www.cognitionstudio.com/anatomy/071206_redehlert_head054.jpg

Cheers,
D

ps. All y'all are spankin' spectacular!

demented
07-13-2006, 09:38 AM
Heya peeps, just some replies nya...

muchothanx for all the comments on my stuff so far...

pondproductions: Good job on that one ... think it's rather difficult to tackle that one because the photo reveals so little about the actual form - one piece of advice I could give you is to try and have your hatching flow around your forms.

Rebeccak: if there's something like Rebeccism, I think it'll refers to mundane yet ultra-cool web avatars.... thx for the comment in my thread, will return the favour shortly...

gilgamesh828: Muchothanx a bunch bro, appreciate the compliments, will do!

Intervain: Dude you 3d peeps blow my mind. I've tried a face once with NURBS, utterly failed, can't imagine how you do it with polys. Awesome work man, and thanx for thumbs up, have two in return.

ha-dou-ken: lol - muchothanx thanx a bunch man, appreciate the compliments. I'm still trying to get that solid look really going, but zhuzhu is a master - check out his stuff in thumbnail view and you'll easily mistake them for the real deal.

krispee: awesome dude, love how you're handeling colour - creates dimension.

Mal-1: Wow man - really like these sketches, full of energy. Only suggestion is to maybe slow down a tad - not too much. Keep these energetic, but don't make them feel rushed. Awesome stuff man, looking forward to more.

mybutterflyiris: Awesome work, glad to see you putting more colour into this.

zhuzhu: AH! ubermuchothanx a truckload dude - and muchothanx for the inspiration and setting the standard. That one wouldn't have been there if you hadn't set the example! cheers dude, muchothanx!

RobertoOritz: Awesome dude, think you can add more dark to creat overall form, just a passing thought.

redehlert: Durer is awesome, you've captured him very well. Try out pencil/pen and pastel on toned paper, think you'll nail it. Looking forward to seeing some more Durer from you!

thanx for all the comment, and sorry for everyone I did not get round to. Keep up this astounding work peeps. Everywhere I look I see improvement....

ciao peeps!

- d.

MatthewRodgers
07-13-2006, 12:14 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7107/2814/1600/008.0.jpg

Another study, even though this isnt really head focussed. Was a new approach... again! Inspired by some glorius black and white images on Justin Sweets website i used a hard brush, only painting with black or white, and pressure sensitivity set to size. One brush size (8) and this is the size i worked at. Took a wee while but was quite fun again. I like trying out all these different styles. It must help somehow...

Comments later on sorry people i gotta roll, but thanks for all the inspiration and great work - i woulda given up by now if you guys werent posting such great stuff! w00t!

heartbeat
07-13-2006, 01:03 PM
Thank you ekah for the comment :)

Ok this is my head number four.And I know it is quite askew .But let's see what will happen with the next one

http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/Head_04.jpg

M.

Nothingness
07-13-2006, 01:05 PM
Nothingness - Lovely shading. Got tired of the the curly Q's, eh?


not really, but it looked better unfinished ;-)


Great work everyone !

DiM
07-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Hi all

next head #80
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/080.jpg

patboy
07-13-2006, 02:03 PM
Hi everyone! decided to join this great thread. Its my first time joining the anatomy thread. Here's my first five. Crits are very welcome. thanks everyone!:thumbsup:
pencil on paper.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tricktap/three.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tricktap/one.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tricktap/two.jpg

heartbeat
07-13-2006, 02:24 PM
patboy,
Nice heads ,as for crits maybe try to think where the light source is coming from and how it falls on the planes of the face.Try to use for example 3 or 4 values I am trying this myself in order to concentrate on the light not on smoothing things.
I hope it helps and keep posting :)

M.

patboy
07-13-2006, 03:13 PM
Yeah thats what I would like to learn also. I'm having a hard time shading things and making values. Didn't really have any formal education on traditional art. Just learned them from books and my boss.:wise: I'll try to avoid smoothing things on the next set! appreciate it a lot heartbeat.:thumbsup:

Djampa
07-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Hi there people,

Great work around, welcome aboard patboy and redehlert, BTW redehlert - nice yours 04, I liked it very much.
Welcome to others if I forgot someone.
Sorry not posting to everybody and sorry for going so slow... I got 2 hs sleep this night.. *lol*.
Anyway... will go for fast sketches to save some time for 3D and Clay soon, my clay master is ´getting on my feet´ to make more sculptures :) Also it´s fun to do them.

Magdalena - wow...:scream: unstoppable 3D heads machine... :)
Thanks - true, mouth is too low watching it now.. :eek: maybe some sleep fix it... :D

Cya,

DoctorBone
07-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Amazing works everyone <> amazing progress from beginning to end

Three quickies before heading to my studio

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd071306a.jpg

demented
07-13-2006, 04:06 PM
Yo peeps

Cavematty: Great experiment, think you should keep doing that. Tons to learn from trying different things. Watch the high contrast though, can get fuzzy... keep 'em coming man!

heartbeat: Awesome pencil work! Really loving those lines, keep posting!

DiM: Great work man, see you are also cracking at different styles and brushes, great. Watch the highlights though!

patboy: Good advice from heartbeat there. Also remember to draw the entire head, your first one feels cut off at the top. Also stay sharp! sharp pencil is paramount to describing form. Keep posting, good work so far!

Djampa: Can't wait to see that clay!

EDIT:

DocBone: Ha, almost missed your update! Man, you and zhu and Rebecca are masters at capturing the essence of something within minutes. These are uber.

Great work everywhere I look, seriously.

#67:

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/7060/popedude5jm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c always welcome, ciao!

- d.

TheBloodyAlien
07-13-2006, 04:39 PM
#44 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/044.jpg), Costa, Bentivoglio

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/costa_bentivoglio03.jpg

my wips here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375193)

Intervain
07-13-2006, 04:53 PM
redehlert - amazing work, you totally nailed that one :thumbsup:

RobertoOrtiz - really nice one!

demented - thanks :) Wow you're progressing so much with those heads, amazing difference between the first one and the last one - this one's just awesome!

patboy - welcome and post more :D

Djampa - LOL ... well, I'm taking a couple of days off - no more heads coming up, well for now anyway...

great job everyone! keep them coming!:bounce:

Thomasphoenix
07-13-2006, 05:02 PM
whoa! lots of improvement all around,
demented :wow man, some cool stuff! can see the zhu zhu insoiration, keep it up!

my head number 16 ,17,18
....


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head016.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head017.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head018.jpg

DiM
07-13-2006, 05:35 PM
Demented: Thanks. Great job.
Thomasphoenix: I like your pencil.
DoctorBone: I have not words! :thumbsup:
My next head #011
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/011.jpg

RaymondSalter
07-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Hi here is my second one number 82 cheers.

Ray.


http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/6646/823rt.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-13-2006, 09:55 PM
July 13, 2006

One more down...Fantastic job everyone! Amazes me everytime I look through here. Keep up the great work
Take Care Glenn

097 Fifty Heads

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/097_Fifty_Heads.jpg

ekah
07-13-2006, 11:00 PM
pondproductions - never too late. welcome. Concentrate more on the proportions before getting bogged down on cross hatching. I know, shading is always more fun, isn't it? :)

Intervain is insane and must be restrained. Err, I think that rhymes, no? :D

patboy - welcome. nice, loose studies. keep posting.

redehlert - love your stuff. Glad you could join. I've seen some of your microbe thingies posted at CA some time ago. Awesome!

Great work everybody. Would love to comment on each, but I must go now. :)

Intervain
07-14-2006, 12:06 AM
Intervain is insane and must be restrained. Err, I think that rhymes, no?

:eek: No it does not LOL - hey, I've restrained myself... well kind of, I've been trying to do some 2d instead but I'm failing miserably...

btw. question to Demented about that - are you painting with different shades of gray + black and white or just black and white and different pressure?! I so cannot get anywhere close to that effect :/

Thomasphoenix - OMG that's just fantastic work! especially the old man :eek:

SpiritDreamer - that's great!!

RaymondSalter - have you been trying to just eyeball the image or have you used it as a plane to model from? the eyes are too big and his jaw is too pronounced :) Nice to see sim hair on this one :) Great start, keep going :thumbsup: try modeling more detail into it... - esp. around the eyes and mouth :D - sorry for critiquing so much, hope you dont' mind!

demented
07-14-2006, 12:46 AM
Yo peeps

More decent replies in the morning, but everyone is doing doing great work!

Intervain: I start by putting in the very basic tones, much like zhuzhu does, in an impressionistic fashion - just quick jabs of value as estimates. This is done inorder to get form flowing and to make the thing less daunting to work with. From there I bland and mix and match the values using the eyedropper until I get something I'm satisfied with. A trick I found whilst trying to get this technique right is to set your tablet pressure to softest, that way your strokes feel more solid. Check out zhuzhu sketchbook for a basic tutorial(second or third last page I think Icey quoted it), plus be sure to check out his .wpe files in open canvas (also downloadable from his sketchbook). These are very enlightening, and I have come to use a very simliar technique to try and create a 3d look.

hope that helps man, aching to see some 2d stuff from you! If you have any problems, just shout I'll try my best to help out.

last one for tonight - sorry, no - this morning:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1396/julius3im.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c always welcome!
ciao

- d.

Helen-Baq
07-14-2006, 01:09 AM
Oh, wow, everyones work is so great! And getting better!! :bounce: I'd be more specific, but, slow internet and all... :sad:

Here's my 9th - Head #60:

http://www.viki.anim8or.org/2D/post/heads/Head60-4.JPG

Jafran17
07-14-2006, 02:59 AM
It's amazing how everyone is getting better and better with each head! Keep up all the good work everyone. :applause: I would love to comment on everyone's work but it's just impossible with so many people to keep track of their art in this thread. Also many thanks to everyone who has commented on my art, I really appreciate it :)

Just finished my 4th head and it took me around 3 hours total..I would probably be moving on to do some quick sketches next, otherwise I would never get the 50 done!

Demented - Love your style! Nice loose renderings!
Djampa - Thanks for your encouraging words! Love your Durers also
Ekah - Glad to hear from someone that in the same boat like me :) Look forward to seeing your work!
DoctorBone - Love how you manage to keep all your construction lines in your sketches it gives more life to your drawings! And the little touch of tonal yellows...Brilliant! :applause:

Jafran17
07-14-2006, 03:00 AM
It's amazing how everyone is getting better and better with each head! Keep up all the good work everyone. :applause: I would love to comment on everyone's work but it's just impossible with so many people to keep track of their art in this thread.

Also many thanks to everyone who has commented on my art, I really appreciate it :)

I just finished my 4th head, it took me around 3 hours total..I would probably be moving on to do some quick sketches next....

Head 056 (I tried to keep true to Durer's line work...very simple but so hard to imitate)

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/Jafran17/Num56.jpg

Demented - Love your style! Nice loose renderings!
Djampa - Thanks for your encouraging words! Love your Durers also :thumbsup:
Ekah - Glad to hear from someone that in the same boat like me :) Look forward to seeing your work!
DoctorBone - Love how you manage to keep all your construction lines in your sketches it gives more life to your drawings! And the little touch of tonal yellows...Brilliant! :applause:

ha-dou-ken
07-14-2006, 03:14 AM
Just popping in to comment.

Helen beq - You are very impressive. Love yor line work. So suttle and graceful.

Thomas pheonix - I really dig your thick lines. I think it makes the images more impactful.

dim - Your 011 is killer. The right side of her bottom lip looks peculiar though...maybe it's supposed to look that way. Very solid.

spiritdreamer - I love this one! for some reason your name describes this pic when I look at it. Very epic.

DoctorBone - i love your structured chaos.

Demented - STOP! :)


i whis I could pot for everyone. Trying not to be bias and more constructive....more from me soon!

pierceda
07-14-2006, 06:28 AM
ekah, thanks for the critique! You're really making the rounds and helping everyone out here.

Jafran17, excellent line work, great spontaneous curles.

Helen-Baq, you're really taking the time to layer the lines up, and the color adds good dimensionality.
I really need to develop my own patience for crosshatching.

Here's another, on Painter, about 1 1/2 hour:
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4418/20060713head258pd.jpg

Omi-kun
07-14-2006, 06:32 AM
wow wish I had time to paint, let alone browse this wonderful thread
http://gallery.plasmahawk.com/albums/userpics/10001/sp170.jg
first time I got non-lazy this week: head 05; 20min

RobertoOrtiz
07-14-2006, 07:06 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/C1.jpg

#87 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/087.jpg)
ROUBILIAC, Louis-François
Bust of John Belchier
1749
Marble
Royal College of Surgeons, London


Well it is funny what a full night sleep will do for you.
I did some plastic surgery on the guy...

Helen-Baq
07-14-2006, 07:26 AM
ha-dou-ken - thank you. :)

pierceda - Hello, fellow Seattlite! :wavey: Thanx so much. I really like the mood you've conveyed with your painting. Something about the quick, choppy strokes really adds to her look of sorrow.

RobertoOrtiz - that picture freaks me out! :eek: Looks like liquid metal! Really cool.

Everyone's work is so great! I wish I had more internet speed, so I could browse and comment more easily. :)

xiannc
07-14-2006, 07:36 AM
I love looking through everyones work. Very good stuff.

My weekend is over and my work week begins. Back to paper and pen. I love it because it makes work go by so much quicker. I probably started too small on this one. But I like it.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/11.jpg

demented
07-14-2006, 08:26 AM
Yo peeps

Agostinuk: Good work mate, like how you are starting to use your colours there!

Intervain: thanx dude, glad to hear I've progressed!

Thomasphoenix: thanx man - awesome heads you have there, really inspiring energetic linework!

DiM: Thanx man - that's an awesome looking head - starting to look 3d there!

RaymondSalter: Wow man, don't know how you 3d peeps do it - looks great keep 'em coming!

SpiritDreamer: wow- really like how that one has come together, you colours are ubergreat. more please!

Intervain: Hope I've answered your question in the previous post, if not just shout!

Hele-Baq: Durer is outworldy - great justice you're doing to him there! Keep up the great work!

Jefran17: Awesome dude - loving how you are handling Durer!

pierceda: Good work, like your brushstrokes! Work more colours and dimension into the right side of her face.

Omi-kun: can't open tht one... it says file not found...:shrug:

xiannc: looking great man, think you might do with more midtones, great work so far!

This thread is astounding. Great work everyone!
ciao!

- d.

TheBloodyAlien
07-14-2006, 09:47 AM
Agostinuk: Good work mate, like how you are starting to use your colours there!

Thank you m8, don't really know what you mean but thanks :P

(http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/049.jpg)a quick one:
n.49 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/049.jpg), Dolci, Salomé

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/dolci_salome02.jpg

patboy
07-14-2006, 10:17 AM
Thanks to everyone that welcomed me.:) Here's my second set. Took heartbeat and demented's advice. Here's what I came up with. Hope it looked better.:D Keep the crits coming guys. Thank you.:applause:
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tricktap/drawing/6.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tricktap/drawing/5.jpg


http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tricktap/drawing/45.jpg

zinchenko
07-14-2006, 10:55 AM
Hello everyone!
Hi Rebeccak!
Thanks for the interesting thread :)
Hope it is not to late for the first entry.

Mal-1
07-14-2006, 11:49 AM
Another Quick Ballpoint study.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC68Custom.jpg

zhuzhu
07-14-2006, 01:59 PM
demented: wow again~! your last one looks great~! but one place, did you forgot the ear?


< head 013 >


http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/9834/head0139ht.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
07-14-2006, 04:05 PM
ha-dou-ken - thank you. :)

pierceda - Hello, fellow Seattlite! :wavey: Thanx so much. I really like the mood you've conveyed with your painting. Something about the quick, choppy strokes really adds to her look of sorrow.

RobertoOrtiz - that picture freaks me out! :eek: Looks like liquid metal! Really cool.

Everyone's work is so great! I wish I had more internet speed, so I could browse and comment more easily. :)


Thanks Helen,
BTW I redrew (& Updated )the Louis-François bust. I was not happy with the results.
-R

Intervain
07-14-2006, 04:16 PM
Helen-Baq - wonderful pencil work!

Demented - another great one! Thanks for your help :)

zhuzhu - you're a real inspiration, I've read your entire anatomy thread at one go - and more than once too!

I have to say that nothing had as much influence on my starting to draw again like this thread... thanks everyone!
Unfortunately I'm not a master yet LOL but I'm learning so much here...

here's my second attempt at a 2d head :D I know his head is at a wrong angle and the eyes, grrr :eek: oh well at least I've tried :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/myGRAPHICS/head_80.jpg

now it's time to go back to 3d methinks...

RobertoOrtiz
07-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Another Quick Ballpoint study.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC68Custom.jpg

I love your ballpoint studies. You have inspired me for my next piece to try to do one.

:)
Great work.

-R