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04 April 2006, 09:26 PM
I guess it would be better for my learning process if I stopped focusing on getting finnished pieces and just learnt to let go of a sketch before it turns into a complete piece. Until I have the basics properly nailed I'm putting all my wips on hold.

So let it begin. I'm gonna touch on anatomy, portraiture, colour, landscapes, vehicles and whatever else touches my fancy.

Tonights doodle

I'm trying to get my heads right.

Now to try the same thing from a different angle!


04 April 2006, 09:52 PM
Looks very good, Simon - perhaps only the ear could be a bit better ?

By the way, I have decided to put WIP's in my portfolio - everything I made until now is less good than my current WIP's, so ....

I think you could put your selfportrait up - even if it's perhaps not finished - it already looked very good and it would show another side of you - not a 3D side that is ....

04 April 2006, 09:57 PM

Yeah I guess should dump this in here.

Although i feel a constant nagging feeling to finnish it.

I'll do a close up of some ears later. I'll come back to that pic then.

04 April 2006, 01:04 AM
Quick self portrait for the sp thread.

04 April 2006, 01:41 AM
These look great!

One thing that jumped out to me was the cheek bones.. I think they could be a little more massed out... you're losing mass in there... try projecting them forward a tiny bit..

as for the profile, there should be some sort of invisible line from the tipp of your nose to the ti[ of your chin. on this line your upper lip should be pretty close to it - bring out the top lip more.

Hope this helps!

Good stuff:D

04 April 2006, 01:53 AM
Your hair is looking very V for Vendetta-ish, lol. But really great job man! :)

04 April 2006, 01:51 PM
Cheers guys.

Thanks Jacques I've updated the face a little to fix that. thanks for taking the time to help me on that one. :)

V for Vendetta-ish? Lol I havnt seen that film yet. :p

04 April 2006, 11:25 PM
Just couldn't let this one go.

04 April 2006, 12:57 PM
Im posting a drawing of a face i did after reading your post. its not perfekt or anything but it is a different style maybe you will se something you havent thougt of?

when i se portraits the thing i think is lacking in many of them is volume. to much shading and not any distinct lines to bring out the volume.

look at a nurbs sphere!

04 April 2006, 08:44 PM
Cool. Thanks

Heres my protrait for today.. some better form defining lines added.

04 April 2006, 08:47 PM
Hey this one's pretty good man, you use pohotographic reference for these? the values are very nice.

04 April 2006, 09:18 PM
Yeah I work from photos mostly, as life drawing is hard with such bad light in here. Having said that I didnt really use the photo once I had the proportions. Just playing with light etc.

Btw I just updated the nose a bit.

04 April 2006, 09:47 PM
Hey Simon! I love this last one, really nice work, I love the lighting and values :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 09:53 PM
Very good i think, only the hair is kind of floating in the air.

I espesialy like the eyes they fell like they are aktually looking at something
good work!!

04 April 2006, 10:58 PM
Cheers guys. :)

Heres today self portrait WIP

04 April 2006, 12:08 AM
Getting better every minute, simon!

Is your torso really like that?

04 April 2006, 12:16 AM
heheh thanks. And yes it is.. I'm a skinny little runt so my muscles protrude more, and I got the angle just right.. hehe. It looks a little too wide tho.

04 April 2006, 12:22 AM
You left a bit out at the bottom. :p Seriously though, I think you're improving at lightspeed, keep it up!

04 April 2006, 12:25 AM
Hahha, well I got to that bit, then realised this is for public consumption.. and I'd need a much bigger canvas! :scream: I'm sure I'll get it finnished soon enough.

Thanks, I'm trying to get better, I just wish I had a better appreciation of colour.. lol.

04 April 2006, 07:32 PM
I feel way to crappy to do one for today but I had a try.

Todays thingie.

04 April 2006, 05:52 PM
Just another Sp for the overdrive.. Just reflects how I feel today.

04 April 2006, 12:48 AM
My Dads portrait for his Birthday.

04 April 2006, 11:42 PM
Comments anyone?

04 April 2006, 11:47 PM
I like them your dads picture has personality, the only crit is they are kind of blured especially your dad.

04 April 2006, 11:33 PM

I hate this one.

On the plus side I met a beautiful girl today. :)

04 April 2006, 12:42 AM
I like it alot !

04 April 2006, 01:06 PM
Rebecca just spotlighted my anatomy thread :)


Edit: Todays wip

04 April 2006, 03:16 PM
Lol i've posted this in 3 threads - I create a lot of data redundancy in this forum!

04 April 2006, 07:26 PM

:D nuff said

04 April 2006, 10:14 PM
You're simply TOO cute Simon .... and so is your father - he looks like he had you at the age of 5 or something like that ! Or did you work from a photo reference when he was younger ? He looks VERY young in this version.

Anyway, I think you do right making selfportraits - many of us have a touch of narcissism - I for one do and I also think that you and I aren't the most hit by the thing. There are some who do a selfportrait every day - so .....

If you look good why not paint yourself ? I have to admit that I looked a h of a lot cuter 10 years ago than now, but ever heard of an idealized selfportrait ? :)

04 April 2006, 11:22 PM
Haha yeah my dads 51. But I thought I'd try and take some years off.

I wanted to do a Sp a day like I've seen other people do, but I didnt have the guts. Then I got sent this thread ( and joined immediately.

Thing is I really hate my skin. You can literally count my pores they are so huge. my nose is deformed, my smile makes me look stupid in photos, my hair is skatty.. eurgh the list goes on.

04 April 2006, 12:51 AM

This one is f-ed. I aved over my high res origional

04 April 2006, 02:55 AM
Doesn't look like you this one :). I think at the first yuo had more confidence iin your paintings it seems. I would like to see that come back. I really admire the colour work you did you know. ^^

05 May 2006, 08:39 PM

I'm growing out of the box a little.

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