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Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 04:39 AM
Welcome to the Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head. All are welcome to join in this 1 month long Workshop.


Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head

Draw/Paint/Sculpt 50 Heads in 1 Month!

EDIT: NOTE TO 3D MODELERS:

The goal for 3D Modelers is to do 10-15 heads in 1 month.

Wednesday, June 28, - Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Post your work here and/or to your own Personal Anatomy Thread! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Challenge/Anatomy-Challenge-01-D.jpg

The goal of this Workshop is simple:

Draw, paint, (or sculpt) 50 heads in 1 month from the provided selection of 100 heads.

Post your work to this thread and / or to your own Personal Anatomy Thread. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167)


RULES FOR THE THREADS


1. Photographs are the property of The Web Gallery of Art: http://www.wga.hu/ (http://www.wga.hu/)

2. The drawings created from the photo reference provided here MUST be TASTEFUL,SINCERE, RESPECTFUL, and for the purpose of serious study of the human figure. Those who post silly, disrespectful, or tasteless work will have their posts deleted immediately and will no longer be allowed to post on this thread. Rebecca Kimmel reserves the right to determine which drawings are considered to be in poor taste and / or disrespectful to the Reference used here in the Anatomy Lesson Series.

3. Please only post a completed image (no WIP). This will keep the number of posts to a manageable level.

4. Artists who post comments and critiques of other artists' work on this thread must be RESPECTFUL, POLITE, and offer CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. Flaming will be NOT be tolerated, and constitutes dismissal from this and other threads.

5. I will be offering the occasional comments / critique ~ however, the main focus of the Anatomy Lesson Series threads should be on Group Critique and interaction. :)

6. ANY MEDIUM or STYLE may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing or Painting, Gestural, Sketch, Finished Render, etc.

7. EDIT: 3D Artists who wish to use the reference for 3D models are free to do so. I just ask that you post your work here as well as in any 3D forum in which you post your work.

8. Please limit the SIZE of your POSTS to 800 pixels WIDTH x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge posts, please!

9. I encourage those of you who already have a Personal Anatomy Thread to post your work here as well as to your own Anatomy Thread. For those of you who wish to create your own Personal Anatomy Thread to document your progress, you are welcome to do so here (though this is not a requirement for participation in this Workshop):

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:
Anatomy Threads of Individual Users (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2817397&postcount=12)

10. Have fun, enjoy, and create great art! :)


~~~

PLEASE NOTE!

The Drawings / Paintings / Sculptures created from these Reference images may be of any level of finish ~ quick sketches / gesture studies, fully drawn / painted renders, or even 3D renders. I only ask that you do your BEST work! :)


PLEASE NOTE: WIP (Work In Progress) images are less important here than your final pieces. Please post limited WIP unless you are working on a full painting or model.

ANY USE OF PAINTINGS WHICH ARE RELIGIOUS IN NATURE IS IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OF RELIGION OF ANY KIND.

TRACING IS NOT ALLOWED!
Tracing constitutes cheating on CGTalk, and traced work is not accepted into CGTalk's Galleries. Please freehand draw and paint. Use of a Grid is accepted. :)
EDIT: NOTE TO 3D MODELERS:

The goal for 3D Modelers is to do 10-15 heads in 1 month.

*PLEASE USE THE >>SEARCH FEATURE OF THE WEB GALLERY OF ART<< (http://www.wga.hu/index1.html) DATABASE TO LOCATE WORKS (TEXT TO USE FOR EACH IMAGE IS LISTED BELOW THUMBNAIL IMAGES).




http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Images_Set-A.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3666087&postcount=2)

001* 002* 003* 004* 005* 006* 007* 008* 009* 010*

011* 012* 013* 014* 015* 016* 017* 018* 019* 020*

021* 022* 023* 024* 025* 026* 027* 028* 029* 030*

031* 032* 033* 034* 035* 036* 037* 038* 039* 040*

041* 042* 043* 044* 045* 046* 047* 048* 049* 050* (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3666087&postcount=2)



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Images_Set-B.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3666087&postcount=2)

051* 052* 053* 054* 055* 056* 057* 058* 059* 060*

061* 062* 063* 064* 065* 066* 067* 068* 069* 070*

071* 072* 073* 074* 075* 076* 077* 078* 079* 080*

081* 082* 083* 084* 085* 086* 087* 088* 089* 090*

091* 092* 093* 094* 095* 096* 097* 098* 099* 100* (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3666087&postcount=2)

*PLEASE USE THE >>SEARCH FEATURE OF THE WEB GALLERY OF ART<< (http://www.wga.hu/index1.html) DATABASE TO LOCATE WORKS.

See tutorial in next post:
001:
ADAM, Lambert-Sigisbert
Head of 'Water'
1737
Terracotta
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

002:
ALGARDI, Alessandro
Bust of Monsignor Antonio Cerri
c. 1637
Marble, height 85,5 cm
City Art Gallery, Manchester

003:
ALLORI, Cristofano
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
1613
Oil on canvas, 120,4 x 100,3 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

004:
ANDREA DEL SARTO
Head of a Young Man
1520
Sanguine
Musée du Louvre, Paris

005:
ANTONELLO da Messina
Portrait of a Man
1474
Oil on wood, 32 x 26 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

006:
BELLINI, Giovanni
Head of the Baptist
1464-68
Tempera 0n wood, diameter 28 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro

007:
BELLINI, Giovanni
Sacred Conversation (detail)
c. 1490
Oil on wood
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

008:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius
1618-19
Marble, height: 220 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

009:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Bust of Monsignor Pedro de Foix Montoya
c. 1621
Marble, life-size
Santa Maria di Monserrato, Rome

010:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
David with the Head of Goliath
1625
Oil on canvas, 75 x 65,5 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

011:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Francesco I d'Este
1650-51
Marble, height 107 cm
Galleria Estense, Modena

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

013:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of a Man with a Medal of Cosimo the Elder
c. 1474
Tempera on panel, 57,5 x 44 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

014:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of a Young Man
c. 1469
Tempera on panel, 51 x 33,7 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

015:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of a Young Man
1482-83
Tempera on panel, 41 x 31 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

016:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of Dante
c. 1495
Tempera on canvas, 54,7 x 47,5 cm
Private collection

017:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici
1476-77
Tempera on panel, 75,6 x 52,6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

018:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Venus and Mars
c. 1483
Tempera on wood, 69 x 173,5 cm
National Gallery, London

019:
BRACCI, Pietro
Bust of Pope Benedict XIII
1762-73
Marble, height 76,4 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid

020:
BRACCI, Pietro
Bust of Pope Benedict XIII
1724
Terracotta, height 41 cm
Palazzo Venezia, Rome

021:
BRAY, Jan de
The de Bray Family (The Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra)
1669
Oil on canvas, 230 x 180 cm
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

022:
BRONZINO, Agnolo
Portrait of a Lady in Green
1530-32
Oil on panel, 76,7 x 65,4 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

023:
BRONZINO, Agnolo
St Mark
c. 1525
Oil on wood
Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicità, Florence

024:
BRONZINO, Agnolo
St Matthew
c. 1525
Oil on wood
Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicità, Florence

025:
CARAVAGGIO
David
1609-0
Oil on canvas, 125 x 101 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

026:
CARAVAGGIO
Judith Beheading Holofernes
c. 1598
Oil on canvas, 145 x 195 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

027:
CARAVAGGIO
Judith Beheading Holofernes (detail)
c. 1598
Oil on canvas
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

028:
CARAVAGGIO
Judith Beheading Holofernes (detail)
c. 1598
Oil on canvas
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

029:
CARAVAGGIO
Madonna del Rosario
1607
Oil on canvas, 364,5 x 249,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

030:
CARAVAGGIO
Madonna Palafrenieri (detail)
1606
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 47 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

031:
CARAVAGGIO
Madonna Palafrenieri (detail)
1606
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 47 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

032:
CARAVAGGIO
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist
c. 1607
Oil on canvas, 90,5 x 167 cm
National Gallery, London

033:
CARAVAGGIO
Salome with the Head of the Baptist
c. 1609
Oil on canvas, 116 x 140 cm
Palazzo Real, Madrid

034:
CARAVAGGIO
St Jerome
c. 1606
Oil on canvas, 112 x 157 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

035:
CARAVAGGIO
St Jerome
1607
Oil on canvas, 117 x 157 cm
St John Museum, La Valletta

036:
CARAVAGGIO
Supper at Emmaus (detail)
1606
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 20 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

037:
CARAVAGGIO
Taking of Christ
c. 1598
Oil on canvas, 133,5 x 169,5 cm
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

038:
CARAVAGGIO
The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail)
1599-1600
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 30 cm
Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

039:
CARAVAGGIO
The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail)
1599-1600
Oil on canvas
Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

040:
CARAVAGGIO
The Crowning with Thorns
1602-03
Oil on canvas, 178 x 125 cm
Cassa di Risparmi, Prat

041:
CARAVAGGIO
The Crucifixion of Saint Peter
1600
Oil on canvas, 230 x 175 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

042:
CARAVAGGIO
The Fortune Teller (detail)
1596-97
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 38 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

043:
CARAVAGGIO
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
1601-02
Oil on canvas, 107 x 146 cm
Sanssouci, Potsdam

044:
COSTA, Lorenzo
Portrait of Giovanni Bentivoglio
c. 1492
Tempera on wood, 55 x 49 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

045:
CRAYER, Gaspard de
Head Study of a Young Moor
-
Oil on canvas, 39,5 x 32,7 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

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

047:
DAVID d'Angers
Sorrow
1811
Plaster, height 55 cm
Private collection

048:
DAVID, Jacques-Louis
Head of the Dead Marat
1793
Pen, black and brown ink, 270 x 210 mm
Musée National du Château, Versailles

049:
DOLCI, Carlo
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist
1665-70
Oil on canvas, 122,6 x 96,5 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

050:
DONATELLO
Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata (detail)
1447-50
Bronze, 340 x 390 cm
Piazza del Santo, Padua

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 05:13 AM
EDIT: The other 50 head descriptions:

051:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Emperor Maximilian I
1519
Oil on lindenwood, 74 x 62 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

052:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Head of a Negro
1508
Charcoal, 320 x 218 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

053:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Head of an Angel
1506
Brush drawing on blue Venetian paper, 270 x 208 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

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

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

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

057:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Head of the Twelve Year Old Christ
c. 1506
Brush drawing on blue Venetian paper, 275 x 211 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

058:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Portrait of Jakob Muffel
1526
Oil on canvasl, transferred from panel, 48 x 36 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

059:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Self-Portrait in a Fur-Collared Robe
1500
Oil on lime panel, 67,1 x 48,7 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

060:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Study of a Man Aged 93
1521
Brush drawing on gray violet primed paper, 415 x 282 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

061:
DÜRER, Albrecht
The Apostle Philip
1516
Tempera on canvas, 46 x 37 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

062:
DÜRER, Albrecht
The Apostles Philip and James
1516
Tempera on canvas, 45 x 38 and 46 x 37 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

063:
DÜRER, Albrecht
Willibald Pirckheimer
1524
Engraving, 181 x 115 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

064:
DYCK, Sir Anthony Van
Porrtrait of the Sculptor Duquesnoy (?)
1627-29
Oil on canvas, 77,5 x 61 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

065:
DYCK, Sir Anthony Van
Studies of a Man's Head
-
Oil on panel, 53 x 98 cm
Rockox House, Antwerp

066:
EYCK, Jan van
Man in a Turban
1433
Oil on wood, 25,5 x 19 cm
National Gallery, London

067:
FINELLI, Giuliano
Bust of Scipione Borghese
1632
Marble, height 98,5 cm (with socle)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

068:
FRAGONARD, Jean-Honoré
A Young Scholar
1775-78
Oil on canvas, 45 x 38 cm
Wallace Collection, London

069:
FRIEDRICH, Caspar David
Self-Portrait
1810
Black chalk, 228 x 182 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

070:
GENTILESCHI, Orazio
David Contemplating the Head of Goliath
c. 1610
Oil on canvas, 173 x 142 cm
Galleria Spada, Rome

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New Search: Bust

071:
ALGARDI, Alessandro
Bust of Cardinal Giovanni Garzia Mellini
1637-38
Marble, life-size
Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

072:
ANTICO
Bust of a Man
-
Bronze, height: 21 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

073:
BARRE, Jean-August
Bust of Mrs. Bouchet
1859
Marble, height 74 cm
Private collection

074:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Bust of Cardinal Armand de Richelieu
1640-41
Marble
Musée du Louvre, Paris

075:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Bust of Costanza Bonarelli
c. 1635
Marble, height 70 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

076:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Bust of Scipione Borghese
1632
Marble, height 78 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

077:
CAFFIÉRI, Jean-Jacques
Bust of the Astronomer Chanoine Pingré
1788
Terracotta, height 47 cm (without stand)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

078:
CELLINI, Benvenuto
Bust of Cosimo I
-
Bronze
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

079:
CHINARD, Joseph
Bust of Empress Josephine
1805-06
Marble, height 67 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

080:
CORDIER, Nicolas
Bust of St Peter
1608
Marble
San Sebastiano fuori le mura, Rome

081:
FERENCZY, István
Bust of Ferenc Kazinczy
1828
Marble, height: 59 cm
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

082:
HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
Bust of Napoleon
1806
Marble
Musée des Beax-Arts, Dijon

083:
HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
Bust of the Artist's Wife
c. 1770
Marble
Musée du Louvre, Paris

084:
PIAMONTINI, Giuseppe
Bust of a woman
1688-89
Marble, life-size
Palazzo Pitti, Florence

085:
PIGALLE, Jean-Baptiste
Bust of Madame de Pompadour
1748-51
Marble
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

086:
RIETSCHEL, Ernest Friedrich August
Bust of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
1848
Marble, height 60 cm
Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

087:
ROUBILIAC, Louis-François
Bust of John Belchier
1749
Marble
Royal College of Surgeons, London

088:
VERHULST, Rombout
Bust of Marie von Reygersberg
-
Terracotta
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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New Search: Portrait

089:
ANTONELLO da Messina
Portrait of a Man
1475-76
Oil on panel, 28 x 21 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

090:
AMERLING, Friedrich von
Countess Nákó
1855
Oil on canvas, 127 x 106 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

091:
ANDREA DEL SARTO
Self-portrait
-
Oil on wood, 47 x 34 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

092:
BARABÁS, Miklós
Portrait of József Eötvös
1845
Oil on canvas, 65,5 x 52,5 cm
Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

093:
BASSETTI, Marcantonio
Portrait of an Old Man with Book
-
Oil on canvas
Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona

094:
BELLINI, Giovanni
Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan
1501
Oil on panel, 61,5 x 45 cm
National Gallery, London

095:
BENEDETTO DA MAIANO
Pietro Mellini
1474
Marble, height: 53 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florencev

096:
BENOIST, Marie-Guillemine
Portrait of a Negress
1800
Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

097:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Saint Andrew and Saint Thomas
c. 1627
Oil on canvas, 59 x 76 cm
National Gallery, London

098:
BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of a Young Woman
1480-85
Tempera on wood, 82 x 54 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

099:
BOUTS, Dieric the Elder
Portrait of a Man
1460-70
Oil on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

100:
BRACCI, Pietro
Bust of Pope Benedict XIII
1762-73
Marble, height 76,4 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid

101:
BRAY, Jan de
Portrait of the Artist's Parents
c. 1660
Oil on panel, 80 x 65 cm
Private collection


Tutorial: How to use the Web Gallery of Art Database (http://www.wga.hu/index1.html) to search for the images you select from the thumbnails:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-A.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-B.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-C.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-D.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-E.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-F.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/WGA_Search-Tutorial-G.jpg

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 05:13 AM
NOTE TO 3D MODELERS:

It's great to see so many 3D people aboard, but in truth I did not anticipate it ~ so for 3D Modelers, I think it's only fair to do the following:

The goal for 3D Modelers is to do 10-15 heads in 1 month.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/3D-Modelers-Note.jpg

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 05:48 AM
Everyone,

EDIT: It's ok to post 1 (completed) image at a time.

Please post only limited WIP to keep the sheer number of posts to a minimum.

For those of you who already have a Personal Anatomy Thread, you are welcome to post both here and to your own Personal Anatomy Thread. The same goes for those who do not yet have a Personal Anatomy Thread ~ you are welcome (though not required) to create one here:

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)

Please NOTE: It is highly recommended for high school students to work in TRADITIONAL MEDIA ONLY.

ALL MEDIA ARE WELCOME - TRADITIONAL, DIGITAL, DRAWING, PAINTING, 3D.

This is a great opportunity to practice your Anatomy skills! Everyone is welcome to join! :)

Good luck everyone!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Ego
06-28-2006, 06:23 AM
OH MY GOD Becca! This will be soooooooooooooo wonderful!! I shall snag the photos and draw as much as I can while am away.

Big hugs to you!!

erilaz
06-28-2006, 06:29 AM
Holy head-ref batman! :eek:

RO
06-28-2006, 06:41 AM
I think I might come back to these parts of cgtalk for a bit intill school starts up again. :)

claybub
06-28-2006, 06:44 AM
YES!! I am soooo happy :thumbsup:

50 heads comin right up! :scream:

eek
06-28-2006, 06:45 AM
Im gunna do one head each day during my lunch break , in my moleskine notebook - i think as a series of line drawings. I love shielers work.

Starting with No.20

Icarus
06-28-2006, 06:53 AM
i'll do my best to be active with this.

Donna
06-28-2006, 07:03 AM
k, i am in

:)

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 07:03 AM
Hi guys,

Great to see all the enthusiasm! :)

I've added all of the information that was on the individual pieces of art to the 2nd post, here. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3666087&postcount=2) I've also noted the search terms I used, so you are free to go back through their database and find more information on the individual artworks if you like.

Donna,

Welcome aboard! Any friend of Queensoul is always welcome here. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Ego
06-28-2006, 07:07 AM
k, i am in

:)
yeah Donna welcome! So nice to have you here finally. Becca, this is my friend I was telling you about from wetcanvas and art and artistry.

Donna
06-28-2006, 07:10 AM
Thanks for the nice welcome! Oh goody, now I can have an avatar. :D

I have selected more than 5 so I am ready to go. Thanks for such a fun project!

DimitrisLiatsos
06-28-2006, 07:26 AM
I am in too...need the exercise...:) ...Cool Idea Rebecca!

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 07:29 AM
Wheee, Dimitris! :bounce:Looking forward to seeing your studies, buddy! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

mazalo
06-28-2006, 07:50 AM
nice idea ...maybe I ll join..:)

daWinky
06-28-2006, 08:20 AM
50 heads in 1 month:scream: ...maybe a good exercise to boost my snail tempo...I'm in:) !

Great idea, Becca!

-sabrina

Zapan
06-28-2006, 08:33 AM
Hard to resist ... ... ... DEAL ! :wise: :bounce:

StefanStavrev
06-28-2006, 08:36 AM
Interesting chalenge indeed :)

But to model 50 heads (3D) and get them all look like the originals is a big chalenge . . .

I am 17 years and this will be a hell of a chalenge.I will use Maya for basic shapes and then make the displacement maps in Zbrush . . .

Wish you all good luck :)

TheTon
06-28-2006, 08:43 AM
Rebecca! You are a life-saver!!

I spent two hours the other night scouring the internet for a course I could take on anatomy and life drawing but they either cost too much or I can't do them part time to fit around work. In frustration I thought "Surely CGTalk has something I could do..." so set about having a look - And Lo and behold! RebeccaK appears not only with this tremendous workshop, but with LOADS of em... How I haven't been here before is anyones guess... :argh:

You are ACE! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Thank you... I look forward to posting my work here soon.

Nice one!!

TheTon

beelow
06-28-2006, 08:56 AM
Seems interesting, I think I will get in on this. Great Idea!:thumbsup:

gizmosart
06-28-2006, 09:36 AM
woooo, Thanks alot

CGmonkey
06-28-2006, 09:56 AM
Should we do the heads in chronological order i.e 001.jpg the first day, 002.jpg the second day etc etc?

agou
06-28-2006, 09:59 AM
Rebecca, you're a genious! :bowdown:
Your ideas are always really great - it makes this forum so lively. Of course I'm in!:bounce:
At the end of the month that will give a nice gallery, for sure.
Bravo!

coCoKNIght
06-28-2006, 10:21 AM
let's see what lousy me can come up with...

RichiD
06-28-2006, 10:53 AM
Great idea, Rebecca :thumbsup: I try to get in ... bye

sonicstrawbery
06-28-2006, 11:25 AM
This is a great thing Rebecca, wow ! I will post for sure and can't wait to see the many talents sketches here too ;)

razz
06-28-2006, 11:32 AM
I'll try to participate in this one for sure! Heads, mmm... :bounce:

MatthewRodgers
06-28-2006, 11:38 AM
Rebecca you RULE! You put in so much time for this already huh?
Awesome. Well I better repay your time with some of mine :) Heads coming up xD

Pegahoul
06-28-2006, 12:04 PM
Sounds cool! and the time is right too. I think I'll join.

Grugi
06-28-2006, 12:27 PM
This is a great exercise for sharpening your skills. I think I will join :)

Zephyri
06-28-2006, 12:29 PM
This really, really appeals to me! Already made a start, in fact! One down, another 49 to go! :arteest:

tel
06-28-2006, 12:47 PM
amazing! thank you!

ok, no shame! we all are here for learn! for knowedge!

Iysun
06-28-2006, 12:54 PM
awesome I can't resist this. I'm definitely in. Great references to go from. Have fun everyone!

StefanStavrev
06-28-2006, 12:59 PM
Great way to improve my modeling skills.

It will be a huge chalenge to get my 3d models faces look like the originals.

Hope i succeed.

Everyone good luck :)

Edit : LINK TO ALL 100 HEADS (http://rapidshare.de/files/24367116/100heads.rar.html) ( thought i could be litle usefull :) )

kunal
06-28-2006, 01:14 PM
I'll try to be a part of it...beacause I want to be in part2, 3 and so on:bounce:

my next post....5 heads:bounce:

SulaMoon
06-28-2006, 02:09 PM
whoa!
I think ill try and join this one! Just in time. I need to study anatomy badly hehe!

Miezis
06-28-2006, 02:14 PM
StefanStavrev Thanks!!! it really will be usefull to me! :thumbsup:
and Rebecca - you're cool too! :rolleyes: :D

Runecaster
06-28-2006, 02:23 PM
Rebecca you are a life-saver, this is JUST what I need -- it sounds like we're all so excited to do it. What perfect timing!! You are a saint to keep this up and be so active here, thank you so much for all you do!

Already picked my 5 heads -- you said no WIP but any level of 'complete'ness is ok? Because I'm afraid I love doing heads and I get soooo obsessed I can sit for 8 hours straight and not move... and... this will be bad on my family LOL

So I can stop a little before it's an exact replica? :D

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 02:23 PM
Hey, great to see all the responses! :thumbsup: Can't wait to see everyone's work. :) Thanks for all the really nice comments everyone!

Originally posted by CGmonkey: Should we do the heads in chronological order i.e 001.jpg the first day, 002.jpg the second day etc etc?
Nope, you can do these in any order you wish. :) There are 100 heads to give everyone a wide number of options. :)

Originally posted by StefanStavrev: LINK TO ALL 100 HEADS ( thought i could be litle usefull)
Hey, thank you so much! I totally didn't think of this, thanks! :applause:

EDIT: Ok, I've added your very useful link to your post containing the .rar file of all 100 heads to the 1st post.

It will be a huge chalenge to get my 3d models faces look like the originals.
Hopefully the information posted in post #2 will allow you to track down additional reference materials if needed. :thumbsup:

Originally posted by Runecaster: So I can stop a little before it's an exact replica? :D
Hey there! Of course, you can even do a gesture if you like. Ignoring your family may be an unfortunate byproduct of this exercise. :D

Steph, great to see you're in this!!

Looking forward to seeing some drawings! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

XATMO
06-28-2006, 03:19 PM
Very very interesting workshop Rebecca!

i'm in too! ;)

DoctorBone
06-28-2006, 04:16 PM
Lets do it!

CoyoteGuy
06-28-2006, 04:37 PM
Egad!!! I'm in! The timing on this is weeeeiirrd for me as I too was just looking for some head and face studies.

theabyss
06-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Thats an awesome idea, though my drawings will probably
suck big time...but things can only get better, right ?

:D

Rist
06-28-2006, 05:22 PM
This is great! I prefer this than the master copying, for now. I will start right away!

((Yeah I said I was going to stop the studies for awhile, but I cannot resist!))

ThePatches
06-28-2006, 05:31 PM
oooh this sounds like fun! I dunno if I could get all 50 done...but I'll try! Lor dknows I need the practice :eek:

SirRon
06-28-2006, 05:58 PM
I'll do it too :)

Though I cried when I didn't see any work by Rembrandt :cry:

nkdksk
06-28-2006, 06:03 PM
great i want this many time ago, i'm in

redehlert
06-28-2006, 06:34 PM
Hoo boy....this'll be a challenge on top of everything else in my life, but why not?
Color me in. :)

SheepFactory
06-28-2006, 07:04 PM
really cool idea , I will try to join too!

RobertoOrtiz
06-28-2006, 07:12 PM
Well guys, what the hell, I am in.


-R

eilidh
06-28-2006, 07:16 PM
Lovely, so many responses already. :)

I've got to hop in too, of course!

DZL
06-28-2006, 07:18 PM
RK,

sorry if this is posted somewhere; but where exactly do we post our finished work??

Thanks!

DZL

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by DZL: sorry if this is posted somewhere; but where exactly do we post our finished work??
DZL, every time you finish 5 heads, you post here. :)

In addition, you are welcome to keep a WIP record of your progress and post as much WIP as you wish to your own Personal Anatomy Thread, which you are welcome (though not required) to create here:

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)

So basically, post sets of 5 (or more) finished heads to this thread, and post your WIP and whatever else you would like to post that is Anatomy / Figurative Art related to your Anatomy Thread.

Keep posting until you have completed as many (hopefully 50) heads as you can. :)

NOTE TO 3D MODELERS:

It's great to see so many 3D people aboard, but in truth I did not anticipate it ~ so for 3D Modelers, I think it's only fair to do the following:

The goal for 3D Modelers is to do 10-15 heads in 1 month.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/3D-Modelers-Note.jpg

I'll post this to the beginning of the thread.

Thanks for all the kind words, can't wait to see peoples' posts! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rist
06-28-2006, 07:54 PM
This is my opening image. I know you say post five, but I feel if I dont post atleast one I will give up before I get the five done :eek:

I hope you dont mind.... I can take it down if it does.

4B pencil in A3 sketchbook.

I hope you like my opening image, like I said the others will be shown in batchs and not individual.

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4356/0018ih.jpg

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 07:55 PM
I know you say post five, but I feel if I dont post atleast one I will give up before I get the five done :eek:
Fl3wk,

No, it's fine. :) It's good to see work finally on this thread! Keep up the good work! :thumbsup: In fact, for those who wish to post 1 piece at a time, I don't mind.

So:

EDIT: It is ok to post 1 (completed) image at a time. :)


Cheers,

~Rebeccak

StefanStavrev
06-28-2006, 08:21 PM
Rebeccak apsolutely fair for us 3d modelers to make most 15 heads . . .

I was amased by that 50 heads in a month. . .

I think one day i will be able to do that, but right now i am gona stick to 10 and try to get the most of each :)

Will send my first 5 heads in two weeks probably ...

Cheers

lildragon
06-28-2006, 08:21 PM
I'm in ;) should be fun!

~t

ha-dou-ken
06-28-2006, 08:24 PM
SOLD! count me in. 15 heads....*gulp*

ThirdEye
06-28-2006, 08:30 PM
thanks for the rar file :)

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Okay, folks, may as well kick things off: :)

Today's head, I may update it later (just substitute this one out) but here is my version of Reference 049:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/01_B.jpg

For anyone interested, here is a gif of the process (some of the steps are pretty funny): :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/01_small-giffer.gif

Just to reiterate, it's okay to post just 1 head at a time, so long as it is finished (to the degree that you can in the given time). I'll post WIP type stuff to my Anatomy Thread, and final stuff here.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Jokinen
06-28-2006, 08:52 PM
Hey Rebecca!

I think this is an amazing idea and I will definitely take part. I'm already 70% done with a head from the list and I'll post the finished one here. The WIP you can see in my anatomy thread in few minutes if you'd wish to give crits :)

Great idea! Although I'm not sure if I'm able to complete 50 heads.
-Juhani

Cernew
06-28-2006, 09:24 PM
Sounds fun! Can't wait to get started!

Manifestant
06-28-2006, 09:50 PM
Out of curiousity, Rebeccak:
Do we have to replicate the pix or can we represent them?

replicate=design your piece closely as possible to the original or
represent=design your piece using the original and making it "your own". ie: turning a Da Vinci into a Picasso (if you happen to be Picasso).

StefanStavrev
06-28-2006, 10:01 PM
The point is to get your model as close as posibble to the original ... :)

JoseHerb
06-28-2006, 10:02 PM
Here is my first head. It is copied from head #19 or #100. I spent about 2 or 3 hours on it. I'm posting now, instead of waiting until I finish four others, because I would like to get some feedback before moving on. I think that there is something missing from the likeness of the original. I'm happy with the shading, even though I could spend many more hours with it, but the likeness just doesn't look right to me. Maybe someone with a sharper eye can tell me what I did to make it look a little off.

Thanks

--Joey

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/James345/a22c7645.jpg


Also, if this image is not visible then please tell me.

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 10:45 PM
JoseHerb,

I can see your image fine. :)

Looks good so far, and the shading is nicely consistent. :) There are two things I would recommend ~ one is to allow more room in the cap for the back of the man's skull, and the second is to watch the angle of the alignment of the ear with respect to the base of the nose and the brow:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/JoseHerb_Rev-01.jpg

When drawing heads that are covered by hair or hats etc. (as most heads are) it's important to draw the shape of the skull first to get an idea of where the hair / hat etc. would fall, since hair or a hat will be slightly raised from the surface of the head slightly, or in some cases, dramatically. Hope this helps! :)

Originally posted by Manifestant: Out of curiousity, Rebeccak:
Do we have to replicate the pix or can we represent them?

replicate=design your piece closely as possible to the original or
represent=design your piece using the original and making it "your own". ie: turning a Da Vinci into a Picasso (if you happen to be Picasso).
Manifestant, you are of course welcome to interpret, but the goal is realistic likeness. That being said, I doubt that anyone's realistic copy of the same original will look the same. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Llynna
06-28-2006, 10:50 PM
hey becca, great work so far :D

great to see all these enthusiastic people too :D

i did some ratehr quick sketches on the first 5. the last two are rather 5 minute sketches. the second one gave me the creeps and hes looking like vlad the cruel :twisted:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Llynna/heads1to5.jpg

ParamountCell
06-28-2006, 10:53 PM
nice idea, I like it

FateBringer
06-28-2006, 10:53 PM
Well I was planning to work on heads/faces on my own next week, so might as well do it here. Count me in.

Mark

coCoKNIght
06-28-2006, 11:02 PM
I just finished my first head... that lady was a ***** to draw, it took me quiet long...
IMO The most difficult thing about the image is to reproduce that subtle smile she has.
Maybe you guys and gals have better luck with it... I sorta gave it up... gotta move on to the next one :)

http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/head01.jpg

btw. Rebecca, that animated gif thingie is a good idea, thanks for sharing. I'll try to also make one of those if it's welcomed...

MrTrichomes
06-28-2006, 11:05 PM
cool, i needed some direction in my sketching today. each one is about 2"x2" and took less than 15 minutes.
http://synestheticstudios.com/artwork/head_group1.jpg

zandernice
06-28-2006, 11:09 PM
What!!! no Sargent portrait? How dare you.

mdee
06-28-2006, 11:14 PM
Hi!

Elvis, it's only one, but I am not sure I should continue with that, what people post here is overhelming :).

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3193/head14ru.jpg

Sorry for no shading, I don't really know how to do that technically. I'll try tomorrow. I've never drawn anything like that before, this is very interesting experience. Working on 4 more :)

SulaMoon
06-28-2006, 11:14 PM
ok!
here goes my version to 71. The anlge is a bit different I think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/SulaMoon/01.jpg

coCoKNIght
06-28-2006, 11:21 PM
SulaMoon: Impressive! That totally pops out of the 2d space it denies to be cought in :)
great work!

Cyanid
06-28-2006, 11:22 PM
wow thats great, sulamoon!

here some crappy...1-9...very loose.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/Scan51-1.jpg

Tonik
06-28-2006, 11:43 PM
http://www.tomclive.co.uk/Cerri.jpg
Here's an attempt at No.002. - It's still a bit dirty. Great Idea for a project rebecca - I could really do with some practise at this stuff.

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 11:44 PM
Llynna,

Great to see you in on this! :) Looking forward to seeing many more sketches!

coCoKNIght,

Lovely work! :thumbsup: The hope is that these become easier as we go along. :D

MrTrichomes,

Great stuff! Good approach to this, though I'd love to see at least a few larger scale pieces from you as well. :)

mdee,

Nice start here! Regarding shading technique in pencil, this thread might help: :)

WORKSHOP - Drawing Exercises to Try - Traditional Media Only (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=364705&highlight=shading)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=364705&highlight=shading

SulaMoon,

Lovely study! Looking forward to your next pieces!

Cyanid,

Great to see you in this! Keep up the good work. :)

Tonik,

Welcome aboard! I hope you will be able to get the practice here you were looking for. :)

Great stuff everyone! Keep it coming! And please be sure to subscribe to / bookmark this thread, so that when the front page ends, you can still find it. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Runecaster
06-28-2006, 11:58 PM
Wow everyone's looks amazing so far!! This is /great/ Rebecca, what fun!

I did this using the grid system -- maybe a goal for me is the last 5 heaeds (45-50) I will do without a grid just for fun!

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head1.jpg

I had to stop, otherwise I'd render til the cows come home.

Oh yeah, I'm also going to use a different blender brush for each one - just to see :D

Runecaster
06-29-2006, 01:09 AM
Another one - these are both probably 90 minutes to two hours work - I am not keeping track... just having a total blast.

This next one was actually 100% working size -- since I use a grid system I was too lazy to blow up the original.

I have to stop these at some point, or else I run the risk of spending 9+ hours on each one, and I'll never get a single thing done in my house. Sorry if they are messy :( I just am trying to get the skin colors by eyeballing and the face shape 95% right - I know there are minor errors, I'm sorry!

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head2.jpg

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 02:02 AM
Runecaster,

Great to see your work so far! Glad to hear you are enjoying this so much. :thumbsup:

Here is my 2nd head, from Ref 001 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/001.jpg):

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/02.jpg

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

coCoKNIght
06-29-2006, 02:52 AM
hair was becoming boring to do after some time...
2.5h, photoshop'n'wacom

http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/head02.jpg

and here ze animation. it took me half an hour to find out how to save as animated gif with good quality.... I'm furious as hell now... hope it was worth the pain...

http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/head02-IR.gif

well, it's 4.47 am here, so good night! :wavey:

SirRon
06-29-2006, 03:15 AM
#002 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/002.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Sirron/2D/CGTAL-002.jpg

OpenCanvas - 2 hrs

Arrrgh!! That left eye!!! :argh:

Timelapse Quicktime (http://sirron.skunkops.net/files/2D/CGTAL%20Head01-002.mov)

I'll update this post with the other four so I won't clutter the thread.

Djampa
06-29-2006, 03:33 AM
Although a huge amount of work here with my short yet... *lol*

You just got me with this one... I´ve been drawing everyday at least 30 mins to 1hr... and twice a week live model class, so why not 50 heads in a month ! :scream: :rolleyes:

Will do my best, thanks for the opportunity !
Best wishes to all !

kunal
06-29-2006, 03:38 AM
Thought I'll post after completing five but rules have changed now.

First head: image no. 002
Took me nearly 1 and half lazy hour using pencil on paper

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/antonio.jpg

theabyss
06-29-2006, 04:37 AM
Urgh...i fell ashamed to post my stuff here with all the talented people around...
oh well...shading is still a problem for me...but i am working on it.
HB Pencil,Copypaper,2nd try :D

Head # 16:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g87/theunrealabyss/cgtalk_heads_16.jpg

xiannc
06-29-2006, 04:54 AM
This is a great excercise. Most things I do, I like the details and it takes a long time. This is getting in some quick reps. Here's two for today. Took me about an hour and 1/2. The girls face is real messed up. I won't be using a grid for these. I usually do.

Everone might have heard this, but... There's a story about a pottery class. It was the final exam for pottery class and the instructor gave half the class the assignment to make just one great pot using all the skill they had learned in that class. They would be judged on quality. The other half's assignment was to make as many pots as they could in that final week. They would be judged on quantity.

On the final day the best pots were made not by the students going for quality, but by those that went for quantity. Because they had gained more experience through the test than those trying to make just one pot.

I need to remember that. So I thought I would share.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/27.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/74.jpg

comfang
06-29-2006, 05:08 AM
so ...good idea, i wish i could make it..

and wanna see the great works by your guys~~~~
=D

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 05:20 AM
coCoKNIght,

Nice work, and good to see your gif! :thumbsup:

SirRon,

Hey, watching your movie was cool! Nice job! :)

kunal,

Lovely drawing, looking forward to more. :)

theabyss,

Why be ashamed? Nice drawing! Keep up the good work. :)

xiannc,

That's a great story! Thank you for sharing it. :) Nice to see your work as well!

From 095:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/03_B.jpg

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
06-29-2006, 05:22 AM
What a beautiful collection of reference material :buttrock: :thumbsup: !!!


Gord

(holy smokes - a 51 year old Canadaian using a buttrock *semi-private joke - hehe*:scream: )

RobertoOrtiz
06-29-2006, 05:23 AM
Well I will try to do two of these a day, Mostly in traditional media.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/001.jpg

Charcoal with some minor manipulation in photoshop.
Original >>LINK<< (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/052.jpg)


-R

xiannc
06-29-2006, 05:56 AM
Couldn't help it. I did one more.
Anytime rebecca
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/head%20studies/46.jpg

JesseMoody
06-29-2006, 07:23 AM
Awesome thread. I am on board. This will push me to get faster and better with painter and work on organic stuff

NR43
06-29-2006, 08:59 AM
Urgh...i fell ashamed to post my stuff here with all the talented people around...
oh well...shading is still a problem for me...but i am working on it.
HB Pencil,Copypaper,2nd try :D

Head # 16:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g87/theunrealabyss/cgtalk_heads_16.jpg

Hi, what works for me (concerning the shading) is holding my pencil quite horizontal, so the side of the tip of the pencil is in line with my paper - using very light pressure and increasing pressure where needed as I go.
Hope this helps

Flydesign
06-29-2006, 09:15 AM
This is my rendering of #100. It took me just around two hours and had fun doing it. I don't know if I can do a head a day for a month because of my work schedule, but I’ll give it a shot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/mattdesign/Man_Face.jpg
http://www.slibe.com/image/fb07af93-Man_Face_jpg/

robbackman
06-29-2006, 09:23 AM
ok here is my first shot. it is #86 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. I have never tried to model a person from a single reference photo.. very challenging. I hope to learn a lot from this experience. I saw this thread this morning and had to try its 2 am now. but I cant resist starting a new head.. I would love to hear some crits.

all modeling done in Maya

http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/136213/136213_1151572826_submedium.jpg

TheBloodyAlien
06-29-2006, 09:59 AM
Ok :D

Caravaggio's "Medusa" (n. 031 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/031.jpg)) and Crayer, Head Study of a Young Moor (n.045 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/045.jpg))

Wips on my anatomy thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375193)

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/carav_medusa06.jpg


http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/crayer_moor04.jpg

Vitreous
06-29-2006, 10:11 AM
Well, i'm slightly terrifies in taking part in this challenge, but thats all the more reason to do it i guess. There's already a great selection of work on here, too much to individually comment but all in all some great work. I'm gonna have a go with this one...wish me luck!
this is number 95. it was done with penicl and markers.
http://www.comicfreak.co.uk/images/dailysketch/anatomy1.jpg

Armians
06-29-2006, 11:32 AM
Wow, this project is super! Lots of great heads! :thumbsup:
Well, this is my first try: (pencil and a sheet of paper)
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/9383/13uj2.jpg
I'm not good at drawing, but hope that these lesson series and you guys will help me a lot
:bounce:

SulaMoon
06-29-2006, 11:44 AM
Kunal: Lovely! Ill try pencil next time just because of you!

Agos-tino: Wow, nice colors! on both. I always have trouble with dark skin tones...

agou
06-29-2006, 12:56 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4612/378/1600/073.jpg

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

Great stuffs already in this thread; Ago-stino, Flydesign your drawings are really nice.
Good work everyone!

Iysun
06-29-2006, 01:23 PM
Alright heres my first go.
Since I don't have my PC at home yet and no scanner at work the only way to get it up is to take a picture of it with my cell phone so it comes out quite blurry. :sad:

I did no.67
http://anotherhell.com/forum_uploads/iysun067.jpg

I really need to work on my 2d so this is alot of fun.
I don't know if I will have time to do all 50 though as I am quite slow right now, and with siggraph looming and deadlines on the horizon I don't have alot of time. I am going to aim for at least one a day though.

BTW really nice sketches so far from you all, I almost didnt want to post mine after seeing them. :wise:

Miezis
06-29-2006, 01:31 PM
my take on nr.2
the proportions are way off, but it's still a fun exercise! taking on the next one as we speak! :bounce:
and it's tricky with the proportions in zbrush, because it doesn't have a perspective wiev, that's why in max it is looking completely different!

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/766/bustofmonsignor2td.jpg

aLoneCuzzo
06-29-2006, 01:38 PM
That's hot Miezis! I like the smaller one better. I'm like a super newbie modeller. Do you think that doing this could be helpful or too much for a novice?

TheBloodyAlien
06-29-2006, 01:51 PM
3rd head
n. 70 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/070.jpg) Gentileschi, David.

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

Thank you for the comments Ursula and Sophie. Nice works everybody. This class is cool!

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/gentileschi_david03.jpg

DoctorBone
06-29-2006, 02:00 PM
Great studies all <> I will be back with crits and more of my studies which I am doing by drawing the heads in reverse which ironically I had just started <> here is image #54 from Durer drawn in reverse <> By the way as most of you know I am not reversing these and drawing them I am reversing them mentally so I have to analyze them a bit more while drawing and don't get into a situation where I am just coping and not thinking.

Also I should comment that I am not concerned with likeness or exactness but with analyzing and learning <> if you are just beginning try to draw what you see and learn the basic eye/hand skills you will need later in your career <> you will have plenty of time to experiment later.

I do this occasionally when working from life as well.

#54 (mirror image)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd062706b.jpg

Miezis
06-29-2006, 02:05 PM
aLoneCuzzo: I'm not an expert modeler myself :)
I guess this class is more of a anotomy study, and if you're not familiar with your modeling/drawing aplications, this WILL be a test for you. but hey, this could be a great practise even if you don't do a whooping 50 or 15 heads in a month!

Cyanid
06-29-2006, 02:10 PM
2 of em.

Nice work mentler, looks a bit scary though :)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/dportrait.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/Scan53.jpg

Runecaster
06-29-2006, 02:13 PM
Wow, this is amazing to watch everybody's work! I really like how absolutely everyone, even using similar tools, will come out looking completely different in style. I may try a few with traditional pencil/charcoal as well, since I haven't used that medium in awhile and it's good practice.

Used the grid system again - how I do it is set up lines where I think points are important and have the ref image with the lines on my second monitor on my left. My canvas is on my right monitor in front of me, tablet on the desk, etc. I put the same grid lines on my canvas and then the rest is just eyeballing/freehand.

Since I'm so new, this is like art school for me - I don't feel bad using a grid though I understand that people with more experience would want to completely freehand it. I do want to try not using a grid for the last 5 heads or so.

I did this one in grayscale, because even though it's a colored clay, I thought it would come out better *shrug* I'm trying something new on each one for fun and to keep it interesting.

Used a spackle brush to blend on this one.

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head3.jpg

Should I not bother with showing a side by side with the original ref? No one else is doing it... hehe

Gah, looking at it in preview I see all kinds of minor errors I want to correct -- but I can't keep at them, I'll never get to the next head!!

erilaz
06-29-2006, 02:20 PM
And so on
http://www.artfuloddities.com/2D/Sketches/Studies/Heads/001FINALErilaz.jpg

And a quick breakdown:
http://www.artfuloddities.com/2D/Sketches/Studies/Heads/Head001BreakdownErilaz.gif

Magnemar
06-29-2006, 02:20 PM
Painted two yesterday lunch, another two today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/magnemar/heads.jpg

ysvry
06-29-2006, 02:23 PM
i already did many heads used to draw in a cafe, nice exercise and have a beer after all the hard work. lol

http://home.deds.nl/~mp/

under drawings.

Bourbaki
06-29-2006, 02:30 PM
Moin Moin,
here are the heads i have been drawing so far

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3669869#post3669869

10% finished :D

sorry maybe a dumb question but am i supposed to post the pictures here as well?
and how can i post pictures here without uploading them? cause that would require me twice the space if i would post them here and in the other thread.

mybutterflyiris
06-29-2006, 02:36 PM
Oh, yay, I am soo excited! And it's really great to see a bunch of different media in this thread already. *runs off for pencil and paper... wooo whooo!! :bounce:

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 02:54 PM
Wow! An amazing collection of images so far! :bounce:

Please guys, don't be shy about posting your work. There is only one way to get better, and that is to see your work in comparison to others and to learn from the other people here. :)

Originally posted by Bourbaki: sorry maybe a dumb question but am i supposed to post the pictures here as well?
and how can i post pictures here without uploading them? cause that would require me twice the space if i would post them here and in the other thread.
Bourbaki, not a stupid question at all. There are different image hosting options, one is http://www.imageshack.us/

Will be back in a bit to post some comments, but the main thing is to keep up the great work! It's fantastic to see the variety here. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Bourbaki
06-29-2006, 03:13 PM
#19 : http://img429.imageshack.us/img429/3074/head13re.jpg
#71 : http://img445.imageshack.us/img445/6897/head24wv.jpg
#81 : http://img445.imageshack.us/img445/6249/head35nj.jpg
#47 : http://img288.imageshack.us/img288/8656/head49ut.jpg
#86 : http://img445.imageshack.us/img445/2389/head66py.jpg

shyamshriram
06-29-2006, 03:23 PM
EDIT: It is ok to post 1 (completed) image at a time. :)

THANX A MILLION REBECCA :love:

I was waiting for this :p
so now i can post my study tommorow :bounce:

Nice works everyone...keep posting :thumbsup:

redehlert
06-29-2006, 03:46 PM
I concur! Great work y'all! I'll see if I can get started during my lunch hour today. :)
Cheers!
D

Rist
06-29-2006, 03:47 PM
Urgh...i fell ashamed to post my stuff here with all the talented people around...
oh well...shading is still a problem for me...but i am working on it.
HB Pencil,Copypaper,2nd try :D

Head # 16:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g87/theunrealabyss/cgtalk_heads_16.jpg

My advice, which origiinally came from two great sketching masters, John Howe and Alan Lee (him in particular), use 3B to 9B if your just sketching, if its full blown shaded work, use all the range of pencils from 9H to 9B. But for expressive stuff like this use a 4B or something close to. 2B can be a little too midtone for my taste, and HB is for graphic monkeys (no offence guys :P )

I will let some of the more knowledgeable comment on your construction work.

coCoKNIght
06-29-2006, 03:52 PM
This time 3d, made with wings3D

I have major difficulties modelling ears... and the nose is too exagerated... and had to stop modelling on this, gotta do something else!

Well here it is, does this count as four heads? :scream:

http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/head03.jpg

rebecca: thanks! I like your first head best so far, nice 3d feeling.

@all: wow, so many so great works, this is really cool! also thanks for sharing progress animations, it's really interesting to see how other artists work.

zhuzhu
06-29-2006, 03:52 PM
it was really nice idea to kill 50 heads in a month, i'm in~! maybe can't post in time, but i will try, because i have still in < Painter IX Creativity >'s translated job, lol~~~


< Head 001 >

uesd openCanvas 1.1, 3 hours maybe.


http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/6392/head0011ho.jpg

DiM
06-29-2006, 04:02 PM
Hi all! I like this Idea!
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/kard.jpg
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/hjh.jpg

Djampa
06-29-2006, 04:11 PM
Miezis: Hey great head, what subdiv you using at ZBrush?

Your max head looks better anyway. You managing this fast !

Crits:
I think original sculpt has more triangular shape, the face is thinner, malar bone is more evident close to the ear, in between eyebrows the bones should project more outside making the skin fold inwards. The ear should flatten a bit more to face at the top, your model the ear is pointing to the back of the head instead should have a lil bit more angle.
The forehead - should be flatten a lil. more.
Hope you don´t mind those crits, what you made was astonishing fast, pushing and pulling those polys at that speed you made a great work. Keep up.

Ego
06-29-2006, 04:35 PM
Oh wow! You guys have done some amazing work here.
I did my first head today. Was halfway done before I realized the head was positioned differently than 052. But anyway submitting it as finished. Lesson learned: Never ever ever stop measuring. Carbon pencils on canson pastel paper.
http://www.queensoul.com/images/cgtalk/kimmelclass/durerneg.jpg

EAD
06-29-2006, 04:35 PM
Yeahh, nice one RK:thumbsup:
zhuzhu: awesome work

here's my first 2.

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5062/rkhead19my.jpg

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8972/rkhead23qy.jpg

Zephyri
06-29-2006, 04:45 PM
Wow, so much work already! kunal lovely work on that pencil sketch. robbackman thats pretty impressive thus far with the face madel of 086., ditto for Miezis. agostino I love the rendering of your version of 045, the young moor.
Zhu gorgeous as ever. great work with getting the smooth stone texture and DiM i really like your first post too.

And here are my two. I chose to do Christ from number 043, by Caravaggio (textures helped greatly by the addition of a little noise in photoshop) and no 086, spent about 2 hours a piece so far:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e241/arithonslove/carravgiono43christweb.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e241/arithonslove/086RIETSCHELweb.jpg

Rist
06-29-2006, 04:50 PM
My scanner sucks, [A- Its only A4 and I've been working in A3, [B- It does not capture the colours properly. This and the first one look way better in reality (colour/tone-wise).

Tria-Pantone 154-T Marker
Tria-Pantone 485-T Marker
Tria-Pantone Process Black

I know your digital works look more impressive, but I find Traditional more challenging and in the end, I believe, it makes one consider things before acting, with more thorough care (explanation: more things can go wrong without much of a back-up plan, so you instinctively take more care next time you come across that problem). I would be working in digital too if i trusted my PC.

With these markers I have only made three images with them, so I am exceptionally new to them, but I lke them and might continue to try and get better.

Please crit and also please give me tips on marker pens.

http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/2136/0023oo.jpg

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 04:53 PM
Wow, you guys are so impressive, and are really inspiring me to do some Traditional work, which admittedly I haven't done in a long time. :) Looking through this thread just makes me smile, there is such great energy and enthusiasm here! :thumbsup:

AOAH, it's great to see you back!

Zhuzhu, wow! :applause:

Zeph, great to see your stuff!

EDIT:

Fl3wk, I don't think markers are the best medium for drawing, since you can't really get a range of subtlety with them. I much prefer pencils / ballpoint pens for drawings. :)

There are really too many people to name, I'm going to actually try to focus on getting some of my own stuff done today...looking forward to seeing more great work!

One recommendation I would have for those that do 3D is to use this opportunity to do some Traditional Drawing in pencil. I think it's the best / fastest / most efficient way to navigate form and to figure out problem areas. And I'm positive it will pay off in the long run. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rist
06-29-2006, 05:07 PM
Great studies all <> I will be back with crits and more of my studies which I am doing by drawing the heads in reverse which ironically I had just started <> here is image #54 from Durer drawn in reverse <> By the way as most of you know I am not reversing these and drawing them I am reversing them mentally so I have to analyze them a bit more while drawing and don't get into a situation where I am just coping and not thinking.

Also I should comment that I am not concerned with likeness or exactness but with analyzing and learning <> if you are just beginning try to draw what you see and learn the basic eye/hand skills you will need later in your career <> you will have plenty of time to experiment later.

I do this occasionally when working from life as well.



Hi Mr Mentler,

So would this reverse copying make someone memorize something better? I can see where you are coming from with saying it makes the artist think more, but would that help to remember parts of the body and such? You have already seen my work, if not its in my sig, would you say this reverse learning would contribute to my learning of the anatomy?

Rist
06-29-2006, 05:11 PM
Fl3wk, I don't think markers are the best medium for drawing, since you can't really get a range of subtlety with them. I much prefer pencils / ballpoint pens for drawings. :)


I found if you use the white paper, you can manipulate how much tone you need. Agreed it is an hard medium to draw with, but I dont think its impossible to succede with. I will give it a few more experimental tries, if nothing then I will go back to the more common stuff.

snowkiwi
06-29-2006, 05:48 PM
Wow Rebecca.
I would like to commend the hard work you put into making this thread happen. I build my own website so I can understand how much it took to make the images, links, and descriptions.

Zapan
06-29-2006, 05:49 PM
Hi there you rockin' people !

Here's my first attempt , I tried the BenedictXIII ... [019] (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/019.jpg)

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

For those who might be interested , I posted this in my anatomy thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3670369#post3670369) where I also put a face close-up and a wireframe ...

Let me know what you guys think of ...

You're all doing an amazing job , that's fantastic to discover your different technics and approaches on these heads ... as fantastic to see everybody's excitement on this
Keep all the great work ...

cheers ,

-Zapan

SirRon
06-29-2006, 06:01 PM
it was really nice idea to kill 50 heads in a month, i'm in~! maybe can't post in time, but i will try, because i have still in < Painter IX Creativity >'s translated job, lol~~~


< Head 001 >

uesd openCanvas 1.1, 3 hours maybe.


http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/6392/head0011ho.jpg

Yay! Another openCanvas user :) Do you have the .wpe on this one?

Anien
06-29-2006, 06:33 PM
Hi!
Thats a very helpful workshop, but puhh, 50 poirtraits, i will do my best.
The first:
http://img345.imageshack.us/img345/3098/portrait0578mu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

claybub
06-29-2006, 07:01 PM
heres my first three. due to the insane amount of posts 50 images requires im going to put them all in my anatomy thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=357993&page=1&pp=15), so that i dont clutter things up too much. I'll make sure to give you folks an update every so often. :)

http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/308/head19zm.jpg

http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/2595/head23fw.jpg

http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/7365/head34oo.jpg

Snakeman
06-29-2006, 07:27 PM
keep me posted, i need some practice

luciferous
06-29-2006, 07:37 PM
This is possibly the best thing ive seen in ages... I just need to finish up some stuff and then im gonna get on with these... 50 studies in 30 days... hmm might aim for 2 a day and just do 60... lol

*nods to himself* yes, fantastic idea becca.... genius!

pierceda
06-29-2006, 08:06 PM
School isn't quite as heavy this quarter as it was last, and a major project I've been working on is beginning to wind down, so I'm going to give this a shot.

Here's my first head, #39, Caravaggio, The Calling of Saint Matthew:
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/6365/20060629head391ew.jpg

Cernew
06-29-2006, 08:10 PM
I just found a 50 page 14"X17" Rough Newsprint book. So I'm gonna be having some fun!

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 08:19 PM
snowkiwi,

Thank you very much! Your words are very much appreciated. Seeing the cool work here is worth it. :thumbsup:

Zapan / Steph,

WOW! :eek: That's downright amazing! Keep up the incredible work, my friend! :thumbsup:

Anien,

Lovely work. Looking forward to more. :)

claybub,

Fantastic stuff. Great to see your work! :)

luciferous and Cernew,

Looking forward to seeing your work!

pierceda,

Great to see you in this. :)

Well, there's a ton more that I could do with this, but I'm going to start a new one. From Ref 050: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/050.jpg)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/04_B.jpg

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 08:54 PM
I'm hoping this counts for 2 portraits.:applause: PLease!!:sad: :thumbsup:




http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge_002Custom.jpg

mybutterflyiris
06-29-2006, 09:41 PM
My first four... It has begun...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/heads4.jpg

AndreKling
06-29-2006, 09:48 PM
Great idea for a workshop, i will try my best. This is my first attempt at image 46
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6462/466ek.jpg

Andre

davezak
06-29-2006, 09:51 PM
2-3min bursts with whatever I can grab when the boss aint looking!
oooh desk jobs :scream:
pencil, ballpoint, sharpie, highlighter, whiteboard marker.
http://www.davezak.com/webposting/faces10davezak.jpg

some impressive stuff from some people here :thumbsup:

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 09:56 PM
Number 3.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge2_004Custom.jpg

mdee
06-29-2006, 10:11 PM
This is 10 minutes one, lots of 3D work today. I made it too small resolution (500x500), I was thinking it would be faster to draw like that, how wrong I was :).

Trying shading, but it's hard to do it with wacom, but I'll figure it out, the thread posted by Rebecca was very helpfull.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5307/head29hf.jpg

brianl
06-29-2006, 10:24 PM
This is gonna be great exercise =)

Got the first two done and part of number three (edit: finished the other lady in number three, so now on to number 4) :

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/BAL-001.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/BAL-002.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/BAL-003.jpg

mdee
06-29-2006, 10:27 PM
Beautifull, Brianl. Is it digital or analog work?

brianl
06-29-2006, 10:30 PM
Thanks, mdee =) All Painter 9. I've been playing around with the brush setting lately ;)

Anien
06-29-2006, 10:31 PM
thanks rebecca, all work here is great! I think, i'm to detailed, No 48
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/6395/portrait0483hz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mdee
06-29-2006, 10:33 PM
Great, at least I know now it is possible :). How to get there is different thing hehe...
The girl is awesome, I totally dig such "simple" style.

lildragon
06-29-2006, 10:49 PM
You guys are rocking!

What the hell, I did a render my first time out, this is about 2hrs CARAVAGGIO 028. I'll be alternating between traditional graphite and wacom. I used Vilppu's techniques here, I find this man's teachings incredible! It really helped me to do this freehand without the help of grids and such.

http://lildragon.cgcommunity.com/images/2D/CARAVAGGIO_28.jpg

I'll do another to tonight~

~t

Skjoldbroder
06-29-2006, 10:54 PM
Great challenge Rebecca, so nice to have you coming up with interesting stuff for us to do! :)

Here are my first two head sketches - I'm not sure I can really make 50 of them but I'll try for as many as I can for sure. After looking round the forum at what people have been doing, I'm kinda scared - there's so much good stuff here! ^_^

http://www.skjoldbroder.dk/01.jpg
http://www.skjoldbroder.dk/02.jpg

Djampa
06-29-2006, 11:19 PM
Here is my first.
Done with Alias Sketchbook Pro, tools - Pencil and Airbrush.
Took 3 hours on that, more than I imagined, was hard to get there, I still feel something is out of proportion.
I changed the clothes folding to play around with it a bit, as well the cap.
Will watch ´Pixar´s Cars´ right now and will come back for the 2nd head and 3rd ;)
All C&C here is very welcome, be hard if necessary, I´m here to learn.
Best wishes to all!

087:
ROUBILIAC, Louis-François
Bust of John Belchier
1749
Marble
Royal College of Surgeons, London

http://four.fsphost.com/djampa/50heads/head_1_final.jpg

kynu
06-29-2006, 11:36 PM
this is the 67th portrait, and my first in the row at same time.
Done with a standard PS hard round brush. App. 3 1/2 hours.
what do you think of it?
(I made it in 2000x2000 px but this 500x500 px was the actual size while I worked on it)
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/kynu/my067.jpg

hpslashluvr
06-30-2006, 12:35 AM
i'm in!! i'll try to at least do one a day...

eek
06-30-2006, 12:56 AM
Heres the first five heads from my notebook.

http://www.eekstudios.com/cgtalk/first5.jpg

lildragon
06-30-2006, 01:09 AM
Hey Plaf nice rendering man, what are you using?

~t

Runecaster
06-30-2006, 01:12 AM
I'm completely amazed and impressed by everyone's - such amazing skills and I'm still thinking it's awesome how different everyone's looks but they are the same refs! That is the fascinating thing about art to me - how much we put ourselves into everything we do.

Well here is my fourth head - trying to do 2 a day. This one has the worst errors yet! Blah, oh well. Like I said, I have to stop or else! I already have plantar fasciitis from my obsession with painting... o.O

Used some funky pastel custom made brush to blend with. methinks I dun like it. nope!

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head4.jpg

An interesting tidbit about this piece - it was used in a feature film to represent Dracula. Haha, I wonder what Durer would think of that :)

Cernew
06-30-2006, 01:18 AM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/Cernew/Picture293.jpg
My First try. #54 Charcoal and chalk. Sorry for a little distortion, is a photo.

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 02:44 AM
Wow, more amazing stuff!! :thumbsup:

Argh, I would love to keep rendering this, but if I do I'll never do anything else. From #096: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/096.jpg)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/05_B.jpg

gif of process:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/05_small-giffer2.gif

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Cernew
06-30-2006, 03:00 AM
Number two for me.Face 57
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/Cernew/Picture295.jpg
First time using ink.
Ink on Newsprint

kunal
06-30-2006, 03:17 AM
2nd head: no.006 Head of the Baptist
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/bapist.jpg

3rd head: no.009 Pedro de Foix
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/kunal3d/50heads/pedrodefoix.jpg

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 03:19 AM
For some comments: :)

SulaMoon,

Great first piece (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668416&postcount=76), would love to see more contrast! :)

Tonik,

Nice piece (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668473&postcount=79) as well! I might recommend using the full range of values, from very dark to very light. Depending on the quality of the photo, you may need to make your own guesstimates / exxaggerate to really bring out the contrast in the form. :)

Runecaster,

Lovely first piece (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668503&postcount=81); one suggestion would be to watch the width of the root of the nose. It's great to see your enthusiasm here! :)

I really like the way you've simplified the planes of the face in your second piece (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668617&postcount=82). Nice work there! :)

coCoKNIght,

Great to see your work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668773&postcount=84). You might try adding a color layer and setting the mode to a blending mode to enrich the color a bit. Only a minor suggestion. :)

kunal,

Really great first drawing (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668831&postcount=87)! Keep up the good work!

theabyss,

Nice job here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668886&postcount=88). Really liking your confident linework. You might add a bit more mass to the top / back of the head. :)

xiannc,

Great to see you aboard! Nice start here. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668905&postcount=89) Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Roberto,

In your future pieces, try shading in pencil instead of charcoal pencil as with this one (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3668955&postcount=93). I think you'll have more control in terms of fine details, etc. :)

Flydesign,

Looking really good (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669298&postcount=97)!

robbackman,

Great to see 3D here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669308&postcount=98)! I might recommend forgetting about the hair, and mainly focusing on the shape of the head alone. I think perhaps adding mass to the back of the head would give the head a better shape. Here is a great reference source for Anatomical Ref:

http://www.anatomyatlases.org/atlasofanatomy/plate01/02skulllateral.shtml

(continued)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

sturmkim
06-30-2006, 03:23 AM
wow,,,,,how can i ignore this just try one..hope can do 25 in one month...or just this one,,,,

go back to my nymphes...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/sturmkim/drawing/head01.jpg

crazy3dman
06-30-2006, 03:28 AM
OK, here's my first. This is truly going to be a challenge to do 50, but I'm going for it.

http://www.crazy3dman.com/cgtalk_anatomy/MyHead1.jpg

See work-in-progress here in my personal anatomy thread. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3671021#post3671021)

hpslashluvr
06-30-2006, 03:35 AM
i did one at work. about 50 minutes. not quite a likeness but I learned some things...a little rusty on my digi painting since i haven't done it in a while. and i did this using the no linework method...turned out all right for having done that.

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/453/preview1ib.jpg

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 03:38 AM
ago-stino,

Gorgeous work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669360&postcount=99) so far!

Vitreous,

Nice to see you aboard! I might recommend focusing less on shading (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669390&postcount=100) and more on simply the linework, given the limited time to spend on these. Looking forward to more of your work!

Armians,

Nice work here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669526&postcount=101). It will be great to see where you're at after many more of these. :)

agou,

Lovely work! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669700&postcount=103)

AnotherHell,

Nice to see your first piece (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669757&postcount=104), it's ok if it's blurry. :) Hope you have time to do many more!

Miezis,

Fantastic work here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669771&postcount=105)! Very inspiring! :applause:

ago-stino,

Gorgeous work! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669812&postcount=107)

Mentler,

Fantastic to see you aboard! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669839&postcount=108)

Cyanid,

Really liking the pencil work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669865&postcount=110) especially. Keep it up!

(continued)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 03:47 AM
Runecaster,

Nice work with the grayscale! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669877&postcount=111) I certainly don't mind anyone posting a side by side. :)

Martin / erilaz,

Great start here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669892&postcount=112). Let's see more!

Magnemar,

Hey there, great to see you here! Lovely work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3669893&postcount=113). :)

Bourbaki,

Great start!
coCoKNIght,

Great to see 3D (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670110&postcount=122)! One thing I might recommend is trying some pencil drawings. I think it's really a great opportunity to really do things the simple way and master the core basics which will ultimately serve your 3D skills well. :)

zhuzhu,

Just, wow!!! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670112&postcount=123)

DiM,

Great work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670150&postcount=124) as usual!

lildragon / Tito,

Great to see you aboard this! :thumbsup:

Queensoul,

I didn't even see your drawing (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670228&postcount=126)! It's fantastic, keep up the great work!

Andyonahill,

I love the aggressive marks in the first (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670230&postcount=127). Nice work!

Zephyri,

Amazing stuff! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670249&postcount=128)

(continued)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Djampa
06-30-2006, 03:54 AM
this is the 67th portrait, and my first in the row at same time.
Done with a standard PS hard round brush. App. 3 1/2 hours.
what do you think of it?
(I made it in 2000x2000 px but this 500x500 px was the actual size while I worked on it)


Great work. What have you used for it?

By the way, all work here is insanely good, this thread is incredible, agree with Zapan. (BTW - great 3D, amazed)
Trully very good to see all diferent aproaches together.

Rebecca - nice animated gif, you are incredible, replies us, manage the forum, making the heads together and gives us all this valuable teachings, thnks. Be blessed !

comfang
06-30-2006, 03:55 AM
http://mail.google.com/mail/?view=att&disp=inline&attid=0.1&th=10c231046731aaddhere is my first done by colored pencil on a print paper...
btw...if nobody can see that picture...sorry
and please delete my reply....hehe~~~

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 04:17 AM
Mal-1 / Mark,

Great stuff! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670767&postcount=143) Definitely counts as 2!

mybutterflyiris,

Lovely studies! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670863&postcount=144) Can't wait to see more.

AndreKling,

Nice work here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670874&postcount=145)! I might recommend using a slightly larger / softer brush to blend your transitions. :)

davezak,

Lol, great to see your participation here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670878&postcount=146)! You might try slightly larger / more detailed studies. Definitely good to see your progress. :)

mdee,

Welcome. :) Nice to see your first study (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670936&postcount=148), looking forward to more.

brianl,

Nice work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670964&postcount=149) so far! I would recommend filling the background with gray, so you're not fighting with the white. Really liking the lower sketches in particular!

Anien,

That's gorgeous! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3670979&postcount=152)

lildragon / Tito,

Nice work here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671019&postcount=154)! I think a gray background might help as well, especially since Caravaggio was known for his chiarascurro method of painting. :)

plaf,

Great stuff, (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671028&postcount=155) love the texture!

Djampa,

WOW! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671088&postcount=156)

kynu,

Nice work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671127&postcount=157), I think just a bit more contrast might really give it that final kick! :)

eek,

Good to see you aboard! Nice sketches (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671236&postcount=159), looking forward to the full set! One thing that would help is if the post were reduced to 800 pixel width, just to prevent unnecessary scrolling. :)

Runecaster,

I think the nose is a bit wide at it's origin (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671283&postcount=161). Keep going, and having a great time!

Cernew,

Great to see Traditional work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671296&postcount=162)! You might try propping the newsprint up so that the photo isn't quite so skewed. That'll give us a better idea of what to critique. :)

kunal,

More nice stuff!

sturmkim,

Lovely! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671474&postcount=167)

crazy3dman,

Great to see your enthusiasm! You have to keep Martin accountable! Lovely work here.

hpslashluvr,

Great to see you aboard! Looking forward to seeing much more work! :thumbsup:

Djampa,

Awww, thanks a lot! :D

I think that's everyone so far! If I missed anyone, it wasn't intentional. I likely won't be able to comment on everyone's pieces throughout, but am so impressed with what's been done so far. Thanks guys for the hard work you've already shown ~ keep up the great work! :bounce:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Cernew
06-30-2006, 04:21 AM
Will do, thanks Rebecca! Can't do it now though, theres a bad storm, I'll do it tomorrow.

pierceda
06-30-2006, 04:25 AM
Here's #3, about 30 mins.
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/5425/20060629head035am.jpg

eek
06-30-2006, 05:15 AM
eek,

Good to see you aboard! Nice sketches (showpost.php?p=3671236&postcount=159), looking forward to the full set! One thing that would help is if the post were reduced to 800 pixel width, just to prevent unnecessary scrolling. :)

Fixed (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3671236&postcount=159) now.

RobertoOrtiz
06-30-2006, 05:53 AM
Bristol board,Pencil

+ Photoshop
1 hour


& Rebecca Thanks for the critique.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/i2.jpg

zhuzhu
06-30-2006, 06:30 AM
Andyonahill:thanks~! yours great too, looks like oil painting.


Zephyri:thanks,l really like your last one, it looks great!


Rebecca:thanks~! and also thanks for your such good idea.


SirRon:i plan used oc to do the all 50's, if i can finish them and still alive, i will put all wpes in one thread!


Mal-1:great brushwork! it seems you have mastery that oily brush,cheers~! but i think all of your works maybe need more contrast will be better.


< Head 002 >


uesd openCanvas 1.1, about 5 hours.


http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/2700/head0028ja.jpg

Womball
06-30-2006, 06:40 AM
Wow you guys are fast! Some really cool studies too.

Can you do both 3d and 2d? Would that mean 30 models and drawings?

kynu
06-30-2006, 07:21 AM
Thx Djampa and Rebeccak!
I used Photoshop with only the hard round brush and the same eraser.
And yes it's true that it could have more contrast, but I wanted to keep the tones of the original photograph.

Miezis
06-30-2006, 07:28 AM
Djampa: Thanks! I used 7 subdivs in Zbrush. and my max head looks better because it was rendered with magical vray [and perspective nontheless :) ]
and I thank you for taking time and writing crits, they were really usefull! sometimes i have problems seeing the real picture, you know like the "nose is triangle with two dots in it" which is totally wrong! again thanks!
Rebeccak: Thanks a lot! Try to improve my self! :bounce:

so heres my next head, did it at a early evening yesterday, can't tell what the hell is wrong with him, but he's still looks different :banghead:
46 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/046.jpg) :
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9371/bust8nv.jpg

Zhuzhu: that's exactly him! perfect rendering!
Zapan: Great AND fast, I guess I'm spoiled by the speed of zbrush and always get frustrated by traditional modeling when i have to do it!

shraga
06-30-2006, 07:44 AM
My favorite Caravaggio painting..

What a collection of heads to choose from!! - I chose the made's head from this painting because of her amazing expression.

(photoshop)
http://www.shragaweiss.com/media/full/caravaggio%20made.jpg

agou
06-30-2006, 09:48 AM
This time a colored study, I think I was faster than usual because I did this one in one hour (and a bit more).
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4612/378/1600/038.0.jpg

TheBloodyAlien
06-30-2006, 10:26 AM
Rebecca - nice animated gif, you are incredible, replies us, manage the forum, making the heads together and gives us all this valuable teachings, thnks. Be blessed !


I totally agree. :)

demented
06-30-2006, 10:47 AM
Yo peeps

So many great ones it's really intimidating - Roberto, zhuzhu, Miezis and shraga's stuff all look amazing, and that's just what I'm seeing right now.

Well, here goes. Rip apart:

#26 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/026.jpg)
http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/427/holofermes3wy.jpg


#48 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/048.jpg):
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1507/mrmaratweb3fl.jpg

#35 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/035.jpg):
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/9541/mrjerome27on.jpg

Just had to paint the dude himself. #59 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/059.jpg):
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8669/mrdurerweb1wg.jpg


C&C would be appreciated!
ciao!

- d.

robbackman
06-30-2006, 11:12 AM
Hey Thanx for the comment Rebeccak.

I started working on Pope Benedict XIII. It is nice to see other people working on the same thing. They are all looking great! It is hard getting the perspective just right. the marble statues kind of give away the curvature better than many of the paintings. But I am going to give 2D a shot. haha we will see what happens. thank you for having this idea and organizing all the great reference material. lately I have been working on projects for weeks at a time but this is a good way to be unatached to a single concept.I will post all my heads with wire frames eventually.

on to the next one.

PS this thread is hard to keep up with, there are so many posts a day ;)

http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/136213/136213_1151665732_large.jpg

Miezis
06-30-2006, 12:14 PM
help, Rebeccak! what is wrong with me? what should i concentrate on most? this is getting frustrating, i mean, i just can't make him look like he should be looking! :cry:

here it is! 81 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/081.jpg)
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/600/bustofferenckazinczy2jc.jpg

demented
06-30-2006, 12:25 PM
Hey Miezis

I think that one looks awesome - lot better than what I could hope to achive in 3d. Think the biggest thing missing is his general body language. The original has a determined, intense look. Have your head lean more forward, bring down the eyebrows a tad (just a little) and make sure his lifting his lips, not just letting the top one fall back. Think it is sometimes good to exaggerate certain features, as to convey them beter.
hope that helps some!

ciao!

- d.

MuratS
06-30-2006, 12:35 PM
This is the best resource I have ever seen.Thanks for putting all those together.
Ill try to draw as much as I can and I hope the results are going to be good enought to post to Cgtalk.

Thanks again!
Murat

TheBloodyAlien
06-30-2006, 01:05 PM
n.94 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/094.jpg) Giovanni Bellini, portrait of the doge Loredan.


http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/bellini_loredan03.jpg

vitor
06-30-2006, 01:22 PM
Wow this is great great idea. Really want i was looking for, improving my propotions knowledge, improve my likeness skills, modeling skill... lots of improvements :D Unfortunatly i'm a lot busy this month with university exams, still 3 to go. But ill try to get at least 5 heads done.

So the first one: #46.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6126/headcgtalk015wh.jpg

Bourbaki
06-30-2006, 01:30 PM
Wurghs some of these images are quite frustrateing to look at :)

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5489/head58ll.jpg
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8785/head71nl.jpg

I know that these are quite WIP but in order to finish the 50 heads i hope its ok.
Although i tried to copy the colours from the ref pics the ones i thought were most prominent i totally fail to get even near the colour scheme.

Tonik
06-30-2006, 01:49 PM
http://www.tomclive.co.uk/Portrait27.jpg
Here's a go at No.27 I'm trying to get a bit better at skin tones and disnguish between hard shadows and soft shadows where you get more colour with that SSS effect. The eyes could do with more work but it's about time to move on and get another one done.
About an hour and a half in Painter.

Miezis
06-30-2006, 02:19 PM
vitor: :thumbsup: absolutely great!!!
demented: yeah I was sturgling both with the pose and upper lip! but he kept smirking at me! but thanks for the crits! allways glad hear some good advices.
and a small crit to you too! try not using smugle tool that much, you'll see that you'll become faster and your works woun't be so "licked up" [don't really know how to say it in english :) ]

and here's next one, just reminded myself why i'm sticking to 3d :)
48 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/048.jpg) :
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8036/headofthedeadmarat0bh.jpg

DiM
06-30-2006, 02:20 PM
Next head.
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/01.jpg

shyamshriram
06-30-2006, 02:38 PM
Hi everyone !

My first head in this thread :bounce:

i hope its not looking too unfinished :/


http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/6702/0868do.jpg

Djampa
06-30-2006, 02:40 PM
< Head 002 >


uesd openCanvas 1.1, about 5 hours.


ZhuZhu - WOW. Awesome, I like that style.

Miezis - You doing a great work, model at that speed with that quality is not easy at all, head 2 is very good, only thing are that the eyes of the original are more ´tired´ expression, they angle up like in sad feeling, render in Vray and try to find the best light you can to match the original shadows. I maybe get my Zbrush later I see what I can get ;) I know how hard it is.
Head 3 - In my view, lower the eyebrows a bit, chin should be a lil bit smaller, correct the light so may cast a shadow properly over the eyes, also a bit more of ´inflat tool´ bellow the eyes, other than that... wow... you becoming a 3D machine...

Shraga - good to see you here too, I admire a lot your work, very inspiring.

Vitor - nice going - using Zbrush?

i hope its not looking too unfinished :/
Shri - Prabu - It looks awesome!

Let´s go.

Going to the next heads now...

cya

mazalo
06-30-2006, 02:43 PM
Hi guys, I just found some time to start today...here are my first 3 heads....:)


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Prvetri.jpg

Mal-1
06-30-2006, 02:47 PM
Thanks Zhuzhu for the heads up about the Contrast.:thumbsup:

Ok my 3rd piece but hopefully my 7th head study.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_004a.jpg

vitor
06-30-2006, 02:50 PM
Mazalo -> that's really nice ones. Very good work ;)
Mal-1-> Love it! I think you really god the colors pretty well, as well as the face pose ;)
Djampa-> Yes, Zbrush.

Mercuralis
06-30-2006, 03:01 PM
Hi. I joined just so I could participate in this. I've been working digitally for about three years now, mostly doing portraits, but I still have a hard time with varied expressions/facial features, so I figured this would be a great learning experience.

#27
Painter IX, custom brush
about an hour
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/Mercuralis/face1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/Mercuralis/face27-1.jpg

Great challenge. :)

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 03:35 PM
Wow ~ simply amazing work going on! :)

Mercuralis,

Welcome aboard! :) Great to have you here, your first piece is lovely. (Please be patient, as a new member, the first 2 posts are manually validated, after that you should see your posts right away).

So much great stuff! Totally inspiring! :applause:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Runecaster
06-30-2006, 03:43 PM
My 5th head so far, this one is grayscale again.

Always nice to see the popular people here doing such wonderful beautiful inspiring work - makes us complete and total newbies want to get better! I think after I've been drawing/painting for a year, I'll call myself an intermediate newbie.

Anyway, this was 100% working size. I love marble :)

As all the other ones, I've used a different brush for blending to see the results and how I like working with it.

This one I used a custom soft brush blender (you know, where you scatter it and have opacity and flow jitter, etc) and I dun like this brush to blend with either, nope. But I do like the actual bust - she's a pretty one to look at and try and emulate!

Had to stop again before being completely happy with it, I'd not get up! And we have to eat and go to the pool.... la la laaaa. Obsession is fun! :D

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head5.jpg

eep! Just realized I need to go pick 5 more heads :) wheee

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Bourbaki: Although i tried to copy the colours from the ref pics the ones i thought were most prominent i totally fail to get even near the colour scheme.
Bourbaki,

I posted this to your Personal Anatomy Thread, but I thought it might be generally useful, so I'll post it here as well. :)

A common mistake with interpreting the colors of paintings / skin etc. is to look at a light skinned person and think that the skin is lighter in value than it is. :)

Even light skin is actually rich and contains a range of values, ranging from the very dark to the relatively light, but the trick is not to overwhelm light skin with too many light values. The results always end up looking washed out and unnatural. My suggestion is to use the HSB slider (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) to select a range of tints and shades of a particular hue before starting, and creating swatches from which to sample by alt + clicking them while in brush mode:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/HSB-Slider.gif

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/Colors-Selected-Using-HSB-S.jpg

The general rule in painting of any kind is to work from dark to light. Try starting off darker than you think the skin tone to be. Then gradually work your way up towards midtones and lights, being really sparing in using the really light tints of your hue.

The following is from the thread:

Color Theory and The Human Figure - NUDITY (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=303793)

You can see that any hue, or what most people think of as 'color', has a wide range of tints (hue + white) and shades (hue + black). In any given piece, you want to represent nearly the full range of tints and shades of a given hue, primarily sticking to the mid range shades.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Color%20and%20the%20Figure/color-demo.jpg


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Color%20and%20the%20Figure/color-demo-3.jpg

One trick you can try is to add a color layer above all of your other layers ~ say, a ruddy red ~ and play with the Blending modes of your layers (usually, color is the best one) and the opacity of your layer to alter the look of your overall image. Then, you can continue to paint, sampling from the new image.

EDIT: In Painter, you can do the same:

In Painter, if you go to your Color Palette, and then go to Window > Color Palettes > Show Color Info, then click the black arrow in the Color Info Palette, you will get the option to Display as HSV. (V for Value instead of Photoshop's B for Brightness).

Hope this helps! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

SulaMoon
06-30-2006, 04:42 PM
oh I´m late!
Too much work!
Ill find time to draw at least one more today!

Welcome abord Mercularis, great start! =D
Keep up the great work everyone!
Cheers!

demented
06-30-2006, 04:49 PM
Yo peeps

Miezis: ahw, really thought my Marat looked cool, now you do that. Not using smudge - it's the brush: easy to start that way the progressivle go more precise. Will be varying brushes as much as I can. thanx for the tips dude!

mazalo, Mal-1: Those are bloody awesome dudes. hats off. Caravaggio is by far my favourite, both inspiring and intimidating to see you guys take him by the balls like that. hats off. truly.

Mercuralis: dude, that blows me away. really awesome. well captured!

Runecaster: Awesome dude we've done the same one! Though yours has come out somewhat better, i think. maybe I'll redo mine sometime! Think you've nailed the eyes.

here's another, not too happy with it, c&c would be appreciated. Maybe I'll fix it sometime... stop it from looking like a roadkill on weed.

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2710/mrsboucheweb1zk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This whole thing is a bloody blast - thanx Rebecca for organising. two hats and a head off. thanx!

- d.

PixelPlay
06-30-2006, 04:52 PM
My first head, #67. Started with pencil on a small sketch pad then scanned and finished in Painter.


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

Mal-1
06-30-2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks Demented....another 2.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge5a_006copyCustom.jpg

NR43
06-30-2006, 05:15 PM
wow PixelPlay very nice!
As well as everthing else in here, I'm truly amazed

here's my first, it's head 001:

http://www.lab43.be/images/cgtalk/head_001_web3.jpg

I won't get to 50 but I'll do as much as possible

TheBloodyAlien
06-30-2006, 05:34 PM
n. 98 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/098.jpg), Botticelli, young woman

Bah this one is a mess. But I cannot go further, I must move on the next. If you want to read my lame explanations, just go to the wip at my anatomy thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3673116#post3673116) :P

http://3d-wip.org/img/cgtalk/head/botticelli_youngwoman03.jpg

Anien
06-30-2006, 05:57 PM
Oh, so many grandious Heads, heres mine Number 90
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1561/903pp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mybutterflyiris
06-30-2006, 06:07 PM
There are some really inspirational stuff happening in this thread! I find myself Ooooing quite a bit. Keep it up everyone.

My two for today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/heads6.jpg

Thomasphoenix
06-30-2006, 07:10 PM
This is amazing! Way to go Rebecca:thumbsup:!I dont know if I can keep up but here is the first three!
Great stuff All!:thumbsup:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head001.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head002.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head003.jpg

mazalo
06-30-2006, 07:38 PM
mal-1: good work :)

Thomasphoenix
06-30-2006, 07:56 PM
Last head for tonight! More to come in the weekend:)

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head004.jpg

michael-olszak
06-30-2006, 08:12 PM
Jesus. there is some awesome stuff here. I have to get drawing. se ya guys later.


cheers

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by miezis: help, Rebeccak! what is wrong with me? what should i concentrate on most? this is getting frustrating, i mean, i just can't make him look like he should be looking! :cry:
miezis, hopefully this quick paintover helps: :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Miezis_Rev-01.gif

As an artist with more ZBrush experience than I, you know that to sculpt with ZBrush is in a way to sculpt with light. :) Let the light decide how rounded a form is and how far protruding form should be relative to other forms. Don't think about this as a face or a portrait, think only in terms of how the biggest shapes of the face relate. Think in terms of mass, and general areas of light and dark, just as you would do with a painting.

EDIT: Think in terms of major masses, not details ~ this guy has a lightbulb shaped head, with his brow being very wide and with a very taperered, squarish chin:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Miezis_Rev-02.gif


Hope this helps! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-30-2006, 08:30 PM
mal-1: good work :)

Right back at you Maz.:thumbsup:

Thomasphoenix
06-30-2006, 08:48 PM
This one was a stunning sculpture! had to draw it!:)

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head005.jpg

Anien
06-30-2006, 09:02 PM
Hehe, great, Thomasphoenix! :) I wish I could draw half so quick and professionell.
Is this digital or a paper-sketchbook?

Thomasphoenix
06-30-2006, 09:10 PM
Hi Anien ,Thanks, :),Its Traditional media ,2b clutch pencil ! Smudged by hand!Tinted in Photoshop:)

cheers

Siju

elgibery
06-30-2006, 09:39 PM
good work i will make any one

Mercuralis
06-30-2006, 09:49 PM
Thanks everybody. :)

Second head for the day. I got a little carried away with detailing her.

#28
Painter IX, custom brushes
about an hour and a half (though there was a nap in there somewhere).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/Mercuralis/face-28-2.jpg

Rist
06-30-2006, 10:15 PM
Hi Anien ,Thanks, :),Its Traditional media ,2b clutch pencil ! Smudged by hand!Tinted in Photoshop:)

cheers

Siju

I swear I thought that was all done in digital, you got a style thats orignial here, I am sure of it! I also got a 2B Clutch pencil, mines made by KOH - I - NOOR and also has Versatle on it too, dunno which is the company name...

It seems to look better before scanning it in...

http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/9555/0036hb.jpg

2dartist
06-30-2006, 10:22 PM
managed to get a couple done, will do some more this weekend. Some really great studies being posted, great work people.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6972/head80is.jpg

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4356/head484bw.jpg

brianl
06-30-2006, 10:43 PM
damn nice work folks:thumbsup:

couple more from me:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/BAL-004.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/BAL-005.jpg

AndreKling
06-30-2006, 10:58 PM
Man there is some gorgeous works in here... so much to learn.
This is my second try at the face 80, fisrt try on painter too ( The oil is amazing )http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4774/painter15nu.jpg

lildragon
07-01-2006, 12:03 AM
Anien & Thomas, splendid pieces you have there :thumbsup: and everyone else is doing a killer job! Cheers! And Rebecca thx for the tips!

Here's another, {BERNINI_010} started with graphite for about 1/2 didn't like it much, so I brought it in PS for another 1hr and got this. More to come!

http://lildragon.cgcommunity.com/images/2D/BERNINI_010.jpg

SulaMoon
07-01-2006, 12:29 AM
here! I did two quickies after work
Long, long looong time since the last time I touched a pencil! I am kinda rusty still, gonna pratice more!

For #27
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/SulaMoon/03.jpg

and for #47
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/SulaMoon/02.jpg

DoctorBone
07-01-2006, 12:48 AM
Durer is a great resource to study hatching <> looks like he uses quill a bunch and brush as well <> I am doing most of these reversed so I am thinking more than copying <> likeness is not really important to me as will be pretty obvious in alot of my studies <> my interest lie in trying to think like they think and feel the form as they felt it.....

This is an incredible thread btw <><><

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/ElGreco/dd063106b.jpg

Runecaster
07-01-2006, 01:26 AM
Ok, my second head for the day. I just am going to go in order now. And I'm sorry to say, I don't like #1 very much - she's kinda fugly -- I'm terrible, aren't I? hehe

Used a wonky ass blender - some weird custom thing. I think I am realizing I like maybe 1 or 2 but I have a few more to go through before I settle on any.

Oh yeah, and I generally ignore hair right now --- is that a bad thing? Should I be rendering out the hair? Perhaps I should.... I've just been trying to get faces right.. heheh

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/sketchbook/head6.jpg

Everyone's is quite lovely - ThomasPheonix, doctorbone and SulaMoon - go go traditional mediums!! Beautiful!

I so envy that sketching ability!

Jack Shannon
07-01-2006, 02:12 AM
Doctorbone : I love all your work, and this is no exception. Your hatching is sensational, mind writing some tips on it? Only if you have time though.

Runecaster : Looks great. Try to keep it simple, also it seems a little dark compared to the original.

FateBringer
07-01-2006, 02:33 AM
great work everyone, WOW

heres my first 5

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/heads1-5.jpg

Mark

Thomasphoenix
07-01-2006, 03:34 AM
Two more heads!50 seems so far away!:)

Great work All! Pleasure to watch all the stuff happening here!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head007.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head006.jpg

BNN
07-01-2006, 04:29 AM
Hoho.. I'm in!

I'll do as many as I can! =D

A-I-R
07-01-2006, 04:36 AM
wow!!!
first are more like feeling...
chalk 27
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3276/274zu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
a litle graphite 50
http://img424.imageshack.us/img424/4269/503cd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Devil-inside
07-01-2006, 04:55 AM
I really liked that idea and I'm surely going to participate.

Here's my first try...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/devil_insid3/head01047.jpg

It's the reference #047.
I tried my best, I swear, but I still need to improve on some stuff... sigh.
It was done in photoshop.
4 hours. Should I use less time to make the next ones?

Keep doing great stuff, everyone!

Thomasphoenix
07-01-2006, 05:15 AM
Another one!Big guy from ancient times!:)

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head008.jpg

MatthewRodgers
07-01-2006, 05:29 AM
Doctor Bone and Thomas Pheonix, I love the old style look you are getting to your sepia sketches.
Bone yours looks authentic, while Thom yours is like a fun cg version but retains much of the beauty of that style of work.

Here's my first two heads:
One i like and one not so much but its good praccy.
#19:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7107/2814/1600/019.0.jpg




#45
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7107/2814/1600/047.jpg

Rebeccak
07-01-2006, 05:42 AM
Stunning work everyone!

Here's another one from me, from 073:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/07_B.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/07_C.jpg

gif of process:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/07_small-giffer.gif

Keep up the great work! Remember to bookmark / subscribe to this thread so that when the plug goes off the front page, you can find this thread. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
07-01-2006, 05:45 AM
it was really nice idea to kill 50 heads in a month, i'm in~! maybe can't post in time, but i will try, because i have still in < Painter IX Creativity >'s translated job, lol~~~


< Head 001 >

uesd openCanvas 1.1, 3 hours maybe.


http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/6392/head0011ho.jpg

"Natural Talent is so UNFAIR"
(quote by some bigshot)

:sad: :shrug: :)

Gord

Helen-Baq
07-01-2006, 05:47 AM
I just discovered this. I'm grabbing my pencil now! :D

Thomasphoenix
07-01-2006, 05:55 AM
Cavematty,thanks Dude,
actually these are 2b rotring clutch pencil drawn! not digital! and Tinted in photoshop! strictly only tinting! DocBone draws with a pen and selected color of inks.
The Headless Horseman got to luv this place!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/head009.jpg

afgal
07-01-2006, 06:11 AM
Number 045

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/AFgal/day19and20.jpg

TheBloodyAlien
07-01-2006, 06:12 AM
Sabine, Thomas, Melissa, DocBone, Mazalo, wow! (but all the others really inspiring too) ... Rebecca, /bow

Gord-MacDonald
07-01-2006, 06:42 AM
a real quickie...
Face 27

http://cg2020.com/000_SpecialProjects/50Heads/2006Jun29_Face27.jpg

Gord

pierceda
07-01-2006, 06:49 AM
This one's about an hour, #27:
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/593/20060630head277rs.jpg

Spent 40 mins on this one, #1
http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/3438/20060630head011kc.jpg

Rebeccak
07-01-2006, 07:24 AM
Wow, I haven't done any traditional work in a while...this was fun. :) However, screwed up the one eye, so will have to fix that later. From 064, (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/044.jpg) ballpoint pen:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/08_A.jpg

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MatthewRodgers
07-01-2006, 07:35 AM
aah Sorry dude! My bad. hehe used to everything on here being digital!
And i guess the colour burn kinda look on the lines made me think it. Big ups. Keep it coming :) I'm saving yours out into a little fan folder already :thumbsup: hehe

And zhuzhu, play fair. Do one with your feet or something!