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07-01-2006, 07:37 AM
Here's my first one. About 45 minutes. head #53


07-01-2006, 07:39 AM
wow, rebecca! thanks a million for that gif (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3673552&postcount=218) and taking time to explain.
for a guy like me, with almost no classical training, it really was usefull! THANKS! :)

07-01-2006, 08:41 AM
Quick one. Head #6


07-01-2006, 08:56 AM
Head number 10 is a Digital one!


07-01-2006, 10:37 AM
phew.. just finished my first head here. thanks Rebeccak for this workshop.. i hope i will pickup some skills and knowledge from this workshop. not sure if i can nail 50 heads in a month. i will try my best! :) phew. its tougher than i thought. hahaha Critiques and comments are warmly welcome :)

and i would like to ask some questions...
Rebeccak - do you use grids when u paint? for me is i just open the pic on my 2nd monitor.. and just start sketching.. i guess its observation right?

ah, need to practice more :) wanted to know more bout the forms of the face. its interesting :)


07-01-2006, 10:47 AM
phew.. just finished my first head here. thanks Rebeccak for this workshop.. i hope i will pickup some skills and knowledge from this workshop. not sure if i can nail 50 heads in a month. i will try my best! :) phew. its tougher than i thought. hahaha Critiques and comments are warmly welcome :)

and i would like to ask some questions...
Rebeccak - do you use grids when u paint? for me is i just open the pic on my 2nd monitor.. and just start sketching.. i guess its observation right?

ah, need to practice more :) wanted to know more bout the forms of the face. its interesting :)



07-01-2006, 11:52 AM
Rebecca that ball point pen piece is lovely, fantastic use of line, we should see more of that kind of stuff from you.:applause:

07-01-2006, 12:38 PM
hi there, =)

i'm new here, i was always looking the arts section of cgtalk, but never had courage of posting on it, but, this workshop, give me an entusiam to do it, sorry for this unecessary post, but i whish to thanks you all ppl of cgtalk, you help the youngers and unskilled artists to never give up,

i will post my first head, in here soon. =)

07-01-2006, 01:44 PM
i`m sorry, i haven`t got 5 at once, just 3, hope that`s ok......i`ve seen others not posting 5 at once.....
from no`s. - 16, 39, and 64.




all in pencil with varying degrees of finish....and not completed either, just quickies....

great work everyone!


07-01-2006, 01:56 PM

Thomasphoenix and i12bsuperman > great stuffs.
But everybody post really nice sketches, good participation!

07-01-2006, 01:57 PM
zhuzhu Rebecca, Siju, i12bsuperman: awesome work peeps - truly inspiring stuff. It's works like this that make me really want to do more and more and more until I get to where you peeps are. thank you.

two more:
one from yesterday, not too happy.

#36 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/036.jpg):

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/5586/emmaus2wg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

only realised the DocBone had done this one only after I had already started with it, though he flipped his the other way. will be doing a lot more with markers in the near future.

#54 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/054.jpg):

http://img415.imageshack.us/img415/1729/apostel1yu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

this one's very messy - head over to DoctorBone's threadto see how it should be done.

c&c always welcome

- d.

07-01-2006, 02:17 PM
Krispee, fantastic work!!!:applause:

07-01-2006, 02:27 PM
Not sure if I will get to my two heads today until much later -- but I just wanted to drop in and say that /everyone/ is doing a magnificent job - each piece done by different hands with different minds interpreting - it's all inspiring and teaching us.. not just a select few.

Remember that everyone here may not be a student at art school, or a professional - they may be just beginning themselves. Don't forget to look and mention them, too. It's very disheartening to be so blithely ignored time and time again with only the stalwart Rebecca to comment. It's why, if you notice in other workshops, people fail to complete them.

This site is above that kind of petty cliqueishness, at least I believe it to be.

07-01-2006, 04:02 PM
Hey, havent done much drawing at all in the last few years, im pleased with these results, especially the second. Some critique is very welcome!

Thanks for making this thread it has inspired me


07-01-2006, 04:10 PM
demented: seems like you are flyin' ...really good stuff.

I also really like seeing the pen/ink/marker stuff going on in this thread... it's really mezmorizing...I'm way too scared to use something so permanent for anatomy studies...no undo button. :D


07-01-2006, 04:28 PM
mybutterflyiris <> One of my favorites and good job with it <> Van Dyck is master draughtsman

xtremepenguin <> Doing just fine here <> I also did number 67 below <>

Runecaster <> Point well taken

Mal1 <> Good that you are rewarding good work with feedback

Demented <> Really fine work <> digital and traditional <> I am seeing great progress

Agou <> Really good painterly feel PS or Painter

Krispee <> been said already <> these studies are handled very well

i12bsuperman <> Not really that familar with your work but this seems to be good effort <> structure of hat seems a little confusing

Thomasphoenix <> You are putting me to shame <> great flow going

Helen-Baq <> Wonderful mode to second piece and good attitude in the first

RK <> not much to say <> simply beautiful

Now after that I am a little embarassed to post these two puppies

#67 and a little Durer self portrait value study



07-01-2006, 04:36 PM
:bounce: AMAZING THREAD! So many heads!
Well here's one more:

07-01-2006, 04:45 PM

I am "in". Great work everywhere I take a look.

Ellie :)


07-01-2006, 05:47 PM
Great stuff going on from all sides! from the regulars and the new faces ! This place is pulsing with life and positive energy ! Feels like Home!

DocBone, Thank you , Your comments made my day ! I would like to be as disciplined as you are with your studies everyday !

Here is St. Peter who looks like Hercules:).Clutch Pencil, kneaded eraser and Photoshop(tinting)!


07-01-2006, 06:11 PM
wow, nice updates ^^

mybutterflyiris: nice colors!

Armians: wow, nice job on that! You got the volumes perfectly.

xtremepenguin: I see you got a nice start there! Keep up and youll see how much you can improve!

And here is another one. From reference #84
I had trouble scanning this one. I hate my scanner, this Genius one is terrible =/ Anyway. Im almost feeling right with the pencil again:

07-01-2006, 06:14 PM
anyone else noticed that 19 and 100 are the same? or has it already been mentioned

07-01-2006, 06:20 PM

Here's my try on 002 :

Crits are very welcome.


07-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Second one.
Done in 60 minutes.
I tried to reduce the time I was spending on the studies using less brush strokes.

Great studies, guys.

07-01-2006, 07:04 PM
yo peeps:

xtremepenguin: nice! try to draw more definitive lines, make a concious effort to make them go from point a to point b!

mybutterflyiris: doing good justice to an amazing painting! well done!

Doc: dude those rock - full of life, love the colour combinations. first reminds of an awesome painting by Wesley Burt.

Armians: awesome! good job in capturing the expression! well rendered!

Ellie: Great work! maybe try to do more with less!

ThomasPhoenix: dude that's awesome - make everything i do look like s**t.

Sulamoon: awesome - very gentle and sensitive handling of the medium support that which has been drawn.

Arctics: love that - saying a bunch with so little. proves that often less is more.

Raintears: awesome style, helps reflect the aggression of caravaggio's paintings.

if I missed anyone sorry - it was not intentional.

think this is the last one for tonight, nother marker one. more pleased with this than the previous, but my camera still sucks and I don't have a scanner:

#60 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/060.jpg):

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/8453/93yearolddudeweb9vt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c always welcome!

- d.

07-01-2006, 07:06 PM
Here s the first three of mine :P


07-01-2006, 07:14 PM
Demented , thanks dude!:)! Your Duhrer studies look real good , have a bit of DocBone in them:)

More great work up ! Foxoo, nice studies:thumbsup:

Arctis that Head is really well drawn:thumbsup: , is it eyeballed for proportion?

Another head , Last one for Tonight (in my time zone)


07-01-2006, 07:17 PM
Demented those markers are fantastic, really like what you are doing with those.

Dr B...your sketches are very enjoyable viewing, really like the more portly chap, captured real character there.

There is some really nice linear stuff coming out of this and I love seeing the traditional media stuff being used, so I'm going to try some myself.

Just a great big WOW! to everyone some really magical pieces coming out of this thread,,,Rebecca you will have a hard time doing a 'best of' with this thread, too much to choose from.

07-01-2006, 08:15 PM
I rushed these a little, I guess trying to get 50 done is weighing on my mind.

Anyway one on left about 20-30mins (if that) one on right quick 5min number.


07-01-2006, 08:40 PM
n.14 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/014.jpg), Botticelli, young man.


07-01-2006, 09:40 PM
O wow, thomasphoenix makes it! The rest is also great, there are so many nice heads.
My no. 47:
http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/7168/portrait472xg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

07-01-2006, 09:58 PM
here is my first head:
pencil and then adjusting levels and the hue of the picture.

ALGARDI, Alessandro
Bust of Monsignor Antonio Cerri


07-01-2006, 11:06 PM
Here's my first attempt. Not really satisfied with it at all, considering it a warm up for the next 49 :P


07-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Awesome initiative and work, guys!

Here's mine from today, from 058 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/058.jpg), ballpoint pen:


Keep up the great work! :thumbsup: Comments coming later...



07-02-2006, 12:20 AM
Dear god, this thread is so amazing, im totally adicted to it... wish i had more time to draw.
Tomasphoenix, your work is fabulous, totally inspiring, i will try to participate more on this part of the forum.
this is my latest attempt, will do a litle more before call a night.

07-02-2006, 12:23 AM
i love most of the works here.. amazing.....~~~^_^
and this my first portrait i drew by colored pencil on a printpaper, and welcome the commonts.~~~

07-02-2006, 12:44 AM
After my rather rushed pencil sketches, I decided to take my time over this one, but I still managed to turn this iconic religious portrait into a member of a 1970's PROGROCK group.:buttrock:


07-02-2006, 01:30 AM
so, Number 6:
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1531/portrait62ae.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

and Number 11:
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2374/portzrait118ac.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

07-02-2006, 01:35 AM
I tried to make one of the faces on 65, but i think it reminds me more of saddan than the face. it was fun to paint it thoughhttp://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8752/painter31hg.jpg

07-02-2006, 01:48 AM
no, he looks like this man, he is cool, i like the hair.

07-02-2006, 02:27 AM
wow~! so much great works~! and thanks all for the <head 002>'s reply.

< Head 003 > refs:009


07-02-2006, 02:35 AM

07-02-2006, 02:46 AM
wow Zhuzhu! not fair!!1one

Andrekling: nice colors =D a bit blurry, but I can still se the face perfectly there

Mal-1: thats just made my jaw drop! It looks like its alive hehe

MuratS: I think the face is a bit skewed? I mean, distorted.. hm, dunno how to explain. Ever tried to draw the base lines under it? It may help the skew sensation go away ^^;

Anien: oh, I need to learn contrast with you =o Nice!

07-02-2006, 02:56 AM
Amazing work from everyone,i got a lot to learn from all this.
heres mine, its no46 zbrushed.

07-02-2006, 03:04 AM
Only had time for one today, but it was a doozy. :) I know it may seem like I'm going overboard with these, trying so hard to match the original, but I'm thinking of it also in terms of what I can learn about coloring skin, and lighting and such. The old masters have so much to teach us, and I feel like I missed huge chunks of all this by not going to school for art.

So, with that in mind:
Painter IX
Er...off and on all day today.

Everyone's sketches and paintings and drawings so far are incredible and inspiring. :) I promise to add more to the critiques and such as I go on.

07-02-2006, 03:24 AM
Ok last one for today, hope to do a few more tomorow, one of the faces from 37

SulaMoon = Cheers man, im really bad at coloring, so u made me really hapy now :).

07-02-2006, 04:27 AM
xtremepenguin - what a great start after a break!

mybutterflyiris - beautiful paintings, I love that style

doctorbone - I love that you are trying totally different things, like drawing upside down and just trying to get the 'feel' down. I think that's an inspiration to us all to let loose the 'copy' mindset sometimes :)

armians - that is beautiful pencil work, I really like your solid shading and economy with it.

elliepower - Wow what a great start too - really good choices on the skin tones.

thomaspheonix - I like your seemingly loose pencil style - but it really isn't that loose - you aren't making many strokes (either that or you're erasing a lot!) but everything looks like it's meant to be there and has a place. I like the sepia tint too. Da Vinci'esque :D

sulamoon - that is lovely, what a pretty girl. Her hair is amazing as well as the rendering of her face. Pencil is a favorite medium of mine.

arctis - is that digital or charcoal? It's hard to tell and I think that's cool :) Very well done on the likeness, too.

raintears - wow that one is dramatic - I really like that idea!

demented - I love that old craggly face, wow, look at those amazing wrinkles. Really cool shading and highlighting too, loving it.

foxoo - wow, there goes the awesome pencils again. Really pretty shading there

mal1 - another pencil one, loving them. really captured the expression there

agostino - the skin tones are gorgeous

anien - wow look at that contrast - that is really dramatic and making a statement!

murat - nice first start! interesting cyan tint :)

joshuajenkins - wow, technicolor :) I love cool interp takes on stuff like this.

rebecca - I love it when you show your traditional stuff - break out the charcoal and show us how its done! :)

andreking - these look great, another one with economy of strokes

comfang - looks great for a first start I really am loving all the pencils used, it's inspiring me to break mine out and give it a go sometime.

mal1 - iconic religious portrait? Isn't it a self portrait of the painter? I haven't the foggiest.

anien - more super contrast - and that makes that head ultra dramatic - it creeps me out. Good job!

andreking - haha saddam hussein as a head study... it does kinda eerily look like him

zhuzhu - stunning of course - really like the way he almost looks metallic!

afgal - that in pen? wow that dramatic pose is great!

micro - I don't know hardly anything about 3d but that looks really good!

mercurialis - wow, putting us all to shame with that rendering! Do 50 like that! haha! just kidding :) What blender do you use?


Ok here are my two - the first one is a complete bust - I did it in white on black background and it was too late to start over so I just did wonky things. My son thought it was cool though - he said he thought I was doing that african style... whatever that means - but it's neat I got my 12 year old interested!


This one I did while watching Pride & Prejudice (almost all of it, not quite) on my second monitor right next to the ref picture.. haha! I put it on on purpose to get me in the 'mood' of that time period. Of course I love that movie anyway :D

I failed miserably at getting that skin tone - but I only tried once and just went with it, I can't spend too long on these or I'll go insane.


07-02-2006, 04:37 AM
Head #28

Not sure how long this one took, kept getting interrupted. :)

Everyone's work is so good. This thread has been a total inspiration to me. :bounce: All around hoorahs for everyone's work here.

Mercuralis: Your painting is so amazing. I'm so jealous! I can't believe you've had no art training! :)


07-02-2006, 04:53 AM
Well, demented might kill me for telling him not to combine digital and traditional yet, but here I've completely contradicted myself, and gone ahead and done that, something I've rarely done before, but like the result of, from 069:


original ballpoint pen drawing:


gif of process:


Runecaster, thanks for replying to everyone! :thumbsup: I will comment soon, but this is less about me reviewing work than giving people the opportunity to practice. :)



07-02-2006, 05:16 AM

This is head number 28. This is a neat idea. I don't know if I'll be able to make my goal of 50 at the deadline, but I'll certainly try. Perhaps next time I'll try a digital approach.

07-02-2006, 05:18 AM
Sunday morning:)! Head No:13 from Me.

runecaster, thank you for you comments. I erase in the end only for the highlights.The thing is I dont look at the source much after I have made a mental picture(only look to see if I deviate too much from the source). I tend to draw it in my
way from my head.


07-02-2006, 06:55 AM
Seeing the great pencil and pen drawings on here is making me want to get back to the traditional mediums for my next few heads.

here's head 84, my 5th, done in Painter:

07-02-2006, 07:02 AM
I was so inspired by everyone, I'm throwing my hat in the ring. Hat...head...get it? Get it? I'll never get 50 done, but hey....better'n nuthin'. #64 used.


07-02-2006, 07:11 AM
QuickReaver: this is Exquisite!!:)!Done in painter?

Pierceda: Nice free brushstrokes :thumbsup:

07-02-2006, 07:16 AM
Oh, sorry, no....PS7, all the way! I don't own anything beyond Painter Classic, and I only have THAT because it came with my tablet. I like you linework, btw. Really picks up the period. *thumbs up*

07-02-2006, 08:30 AM
Arctis, Claybub, Mal, Melissa, Christine, ...wowwowow!!! (I already said wow! to the others in another post :P)

sorry if I'm not giving a lot of critiques yet (other than compliments)...bear with me I'm totally unable to do that...but I'm good to say wow! when I see great works :P

07-02-2006, 09:08 AM
thomasphoenix: some good drawings here...they can be better if you make your lines more...see the picture!... ( dont know how to say much about it in English) :)
the lines are very important to make drawing soft and natural, it is playing with light and shadow...


Doctorbone: very interesting ink and colors..:)
Mal-1: nice drawings to...:)
Quickreaver: good work...
Rebbecak: your shadowing reminds me of how Salvador Dali do :)

Exellent work everybody...I dont think I will have time to make 50 heads but I will try to find some time to do as much as posible...

07-02-2006, 09:18 AM

Thank you! :)

For anyone interested, I have posted the images for a short, informal Tutorial on Cross Hatching in Ballpoint Pen here:

>>TUTORIAL - General Principles of Anatomical and Figurative Art / Cross Hatching in Ballpoint Pen<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3676535#post3676535)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/11_WIP-07.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3676535#post3676535)
From Ref 081

(The tutorial starts with post #5).

I'll be adding text and further steps to the Tutorial sometime soon, but I hope the images are useful to those who may be unfamiliar with crosshatching traditionally. :)



07-02-2006, 09:40 AM
here's my second one.. fooo .. every one is posting so fast.. ah. going to do another one . target to get 2-3 done by today. because i have to work on weekdays. not sure if i can nail down all 50.

wow rebeccak, u're lines are so clean... nice :) and everyone's work is nice too.. im gonna keep up!! :D


07-02-2006, 09:51 AM
Hope you don't mind me jumping in a bit late. I'm in my last year of highschool, and had two 'formal' art classes so far. I've majorly slacked off on my anatomy drawing that I was trying to do over the summer and I'm hoping this'll get me back into it!

07-02-2006, 09:56 AM

Thank you! :) Solid work here, looking forward to seeing more. :)


You're welcome to join us! :) We're at the end of the first week, so you have 3 more to go, plenty of time for practice. If you are planning to apply to art colleges, then I HIGHLY recommend working Traditionally, as many art schools do not generally look favorably on digital work in entrance portfolios.

Cheers, :)


07-02-2006, 11:14 AM
eighth head

and nineth head with oil pastels and knife first try but somehow its getting worse with the oils ...


07-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Hi Mazalo,
I think u want to speak about thick and thin lines! The problem is I use a 2b clutch pencil , so I can get variation only within the range it offers,say I was using a 4b or 6b wodden pencil , what you say would be possible!Anyways thank you for ur comments, appreciate it, Checked out your cg portfolio, nice paintings.



07-02-2006, 12:36 PM
eleventh head tried to do a comic conversion of the portrait

07-02-2006, 12:48 PM
im new around here :)

first two, 46. & 47. - done with a simple pencil



07-02-2006, 01:00 PM
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 a lot 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 <><><

This is incredible :)
Art is like another language, when you learn the basics you start to think on that language, and with it comes the logic of that, and the culture behind it, you start ´seeing´ with another eyes, I keep long time observing artworks, but only when start working on them we can ´feel´ it and what you doing is a key-point to me, understand how they ´think´ and feel the form, I hope to get there too, there is a great deepness behind it.

And Doc and Rebbeca - I can´t just make my register at figurative arts forum, it says my e-mail has been ´banned´ *lol* couldn't´t find a support e-mail there, can you help me out there? Sorry for the off topic here.

Rebbeca - thanks for the ´WOW´, motivating ;) I hope I got what you taught me about the range of values, I´m loosing the ´range fear´ :)

I´m at my 4th head, will post like 5 together, trying out with some traditional now, faster, 3hs rendering digital won´t make me to 50 heads... although it´s teaching me a lot.
If I have a time left at the end will try some with clay too. thanks.

And hey.. I just get one day away from here...and when back there is ALL this GREAT artwork. Everybody here - CONGRATULATIONS! Great artwork !

07-02-2006, 01:10 PM
This is Head 02.
The original painting was done at a time that they used to paint the same way as they sculpt, they try to make the painting similar to the sculpts is presentation.
So I tried a 'convertion' to a sculpt-like. This guy was a Vennice regent, extraordinary clothes, will try a full color render one of it one day.
And yes, I changed his sight direction.

Again Sketchbook Pro, 2B and Airbrush. Photoshop C2 for the fine tunning.

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


07-02-2006, 01:22 PM
Ok here's another head ( a cropped in version of an uncompleted image).
Took a completely different approach today - worked in a way I've never worked before.
Partly from looking at zhu zhu's work and wip stills, partly from an inspiring conversation I had with my girlfriend today. I wanted to be more analytical and observe more closely while working. So I consciously painted with hard edged brush no pressure sensitivity. And i painted dabs. Blending with a couple texture brushes after.
I learned lots and even though it's not as good a likeness as I'd like i really enjoyed the process and am pleased with the result at this point.
Might continue with it tomorrow, or later in the week, though if i keep getting more and more detailed, I'll never get through 50 in a month :P


Quickreaver - that is BEAUTIFUL! how long did that sucker take you outta interest (i ask cos of the name :P )
And rebecca, thanks for the tut. Fantastic drawing! I learnt a lot with a ballpoint, back in highschool during maths classes mainly! awesome.

07-02-2006, 01:49 PM
head number 14 of mine,Hopefully will do a couple more before sleeping!

cavematty :thats a good painting of duhrers self-portrait!


07-02-2006, 01:50 PM
Just keep on keeping on... I spent a bit of time on this one (4hrs) cause I really dug the expression and color values. It's {BOTTICELLI_014}

Nice work everyone, keep it going!


07-02-2006, 02:15 PM
Thomas <> really super interpretation

LilDragon <> Botticello is a beauty <> look at the contour of the cheek and note how much more information is in the original <> look more carefully at the character of Sandros forms

Cavematty <> super Durer

Here is another shot at these puppy <> need to pick up the pace in the face race

Rollerball and marker blender


07-02-2006, 02:21 PM
n.10 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/010.jpg), Bernini, David


07-02-2006, 02:40 PM
DAMMMMMMMMM~~~ the thread in on fire~! thanks for all kind words reply.

< head 004 > refs:046


07-02-2006, 02:40 PM
SulaMoon, demented, Runecaster thank you ! :)
One more:

07-02-2006, 02:41 PM
twelvth head

thirteenth head

this guy reminds me of ryu from street fighter
and #46 looks like john cleese :)

07-02-2006, 02:54 PM
my number 7, its hard to stop and not to loose in the details, but i still have 43... :(
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7144/portrait205hj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

07-02-2006, 03:27 PM
my first approach, number 28:

07-02-2006, 03:37 PM
I'm really impressed to see all the amazing posts here:applause: !

Finally I have my first 5 heads done...45 left:scream: ...



07-02-2006, 04:03 PM
daWinky, #2 and #9 almost looks like 3d! That's amazing! :bounce:

07-02-2006, 04:12 PM
next one is from 59....tried to keep to just hatching but ended up using the side to save time and get some darks in there.......


absolutely amazing work here......too many to mention...

dawinky: love your new digi works....good 3d form, especially 2 and 9....

mentler: cheers for your comment.....your work is looking very fine, love the colours....

rebecca: great new works, especially love the pen work, love the hatching......

thomasphoenix: great line and colour, very original....

mal: what can i say, except i`ve said something already in A&A, love the new digis, excellent work, we`ve snapped on that last it seems.....

and everyone else, keep up the great work, this thread is so inspiring....


07-02-2006, 04:41 PM
Would it maybe be possible for one of you really good guys (especially the painter guys) to capture a video of your rendering? I find it really hard to see how things build up by looking at the finished images. And one last thing i find really hard is to get the right scale do you measure the most prominent parts before you copy? eye distance and width of the head and such?

btw just an idea of mine but can you paint with these old 3d red green glasses and use red and green to get a 3d image?

07-02-2006, 04:46 PM

Though not necessarily figurative (though I think one may be a creature) Carlos Cabrera has some great free video Tutorials linked here:

Carlos Cabrera video Tutorials / Digital Painting (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3438108&postcount=31)

Hope this helps! :)



07-02-2006, 05:15 PM
Wow, some of these are so gorgeous.

dawinky and zhuzhu, I love those gray scale studies.

Boubaki, I would, if my computer would behave. But as for the measuring? I treat this the same way I would any model or photo reference. You build the head the same way, start with a circle and then go from there. (I think I posted a progression on my first one). I measure everything else by eye, so I can't help you much with tools, there.

Someone asked what blenders I'm using? (it was way back there, now... :) This thread moves quick). I mostly let my brushes do the blending for me. I paint almost entirely with an artist's oils dry bristle that I've customized, and I set the blend level really high (like 90%). When I start I block in the colors, then I use the same brush to blend them together. When I want a little rougher blending I might go over it with the smudge brush (mostly skin). Hair I'll sometimes use the smear brush a little bit. For round, smooth blended shapes (noses, and eyes, for instance), I'll use an airbrush. Does that answer your question?

And no, I've no formal art training. Art classes through school, though I stopped in high school. A couple of crap drawing classes in community college. Other than that, I'm entirely self taught.

Here's head number 4:
Painter IX
about an hour

I wanted to think a little more.

07-02-2006, 05:46 PM
DOctorBone: Really appreciate the tips, I just stepped back and saw everyting that was wrong with it :p I'll hit it next time around! That's why I love this workshop :)

REbecca: you're full of resources, awesome links!

Mercuralis: Loving your work man, can you do a quick gif or something similiar for your hair? Even tho not refined it's very clean.

More from me tonight/tomorrow!


07-02-2006, 06:05 PM

Nice challenge, my attempt on #84


07-02-2006, 06:26 PM
Doctor Bone and Mercuralis, I'm lovin' your stuff! Melissa....you've found your grove, m'dear! Keep on truckin'....

07-02-2006, 06:29 PM
Bourbaki, it's possible to paint in 3D, I made one in highschool. Sadly, I don't have it any longer. :( I've been thinking of making some more, so it's a bit serendipitous that you mentioned it! You don't need to wear the glasses when you paint, just study a 3D picture to see how it works and occassionally check your picture with the glasses. :)

Doctorbone, forgot to say thanx. :) I'm glad you liked the second one I made. I wasn't sure about it. I'm trying to be more loose and expressive. My biggest problem has always been getting too into exact detail, so I'm trying to fight that.

Mercuralis, I hope you didn't think I actually thought you were lying. I think you're work is amazing. You are an inspiration to me, as is everyone here. I've sadly not had much of any formal training, either. This thread has inspired me to get off my butt and work. :D

And to everyone here: I love all the work here. If I don't give specific crits or comments, it's because my internet connection would lose a race to a slug. It takes at least half an hour to load each page, so I don't really have the time to be specific. :)

07-02-2006, 07:26 PM
LilDragon--I'm actually using a technique that is really similar to the way Linda Bergkvist paints hair. She's got an awesome hair tutorial on her site: www.furiae.com.

Hahah... no Helen-baq, I didn't think that you thought I was lying. :) Was just trying to explain more fully.

Thanks, Chris! I'm trying. :)

Head #5
Painter IX
One hour

07-02-2006, 08:59 PM
Incredible stuff everyone, a real pleasure to watch this thread :)

Standard poly modelling, about 4.5 hours. Was interesting to try to figure things out from limited angles.
Very fast while waiting for test renders -- the merits of a work surface lit by more then a monitor can not be overstated.

07-02-2006, 09:32 PM
Kudos to some brilliant work by everyone taking part!
I pariculary like the work by thomas and rebecca, its inspiring stuff.
This is number 28 and my second drawing. it was done with a clutch pencil and a bit of post production in photoshop.

07-02-2006, 09:33 PM
Some outstanding works here...draw dropping good indeed...

I don't know if I shall get 50 done as I have come late to the thread...but had to at least do one as a start in hopes I have time for more.

Photoshop cs and took about 2 hours...had a bit of trouble with his nose and almost gave up at one point :)


07-02-2006, 09:39 PM
Hi there, now quick ones.

Head 03

BENOIST, Marie-Guillemine
Portrait of a Negress
Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm

Used Soft Watercolor Pencil - Caran d´ache - White, on A4 Black Paper.
Used Photoshop to crop and sign.
Took 25 mins.
I missed the eye proportions, oops, no Ctrl-Z.
Rebecca can you please tell what else wrong here? I feel it but I don´t see it, rushing with a heavy load of work around here, in plain Sunday :)


Head 04

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

4B Pencil on white paper.
Time: around 12 mins.


C&C very welcome.

Kary - Although I think the form of his chin is a little wider I think it is really amazing poly modeling, great render, what software are you using?

Mercuralis - Awesome ! Lovely hair painting, Linda is great isn´t her ? BTW - all your work I´m following up as well everybody on the thread, can tell you doing great pieces !

Will run to the movie now... ;)
Taking a break and " more brain feeding time " too.

Thanks everyone, pleasure to look at all this gorgeous work.

07-02-2006, 10:13 PM
This thread keeps getting better and better!

This is my 10th head....another 40 to go!:scream:


07-02-2006, 10:26 PM
looks like fun thread.. well heres (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/001head-mursku.jpg) my try :)
i'll post more tomorrow!

07-02-2006, 10:59 PM

Thank you! :) Nice to see your work here, I'm going to make a concerted effort to comment on work today. :)


I did a paintover which I hope helps. :) I think mainly a thing to try is to block in the contour of the form using straight lines, to just establish the major planes of the face and head. Also be aware of the axes of the major features of the eyes, nose, lips, chin, and ears. These horizontal axes will all be parallel to one another, no matter what the view or perspective:

Reference 096: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/096.jpg)


Also look at the negative shapes of the major features. This can be a highly useful double~check when blocking in the contour. :)



07-02-2006, 11:14 PM

that was a lot of work... photoshop'n'wacom

Mal-1: Nice color palette and loose quick drawing style!

07-02-2006, 11:17 PM
Had time this evening to do a partial...might not be 100% finished but it was actually a very valuable piece for me as it allowed me to investigate my process a little and was extreamly enjoyable to do.

My focus was structure...using quite bold strokes to make the form and then almost sculpting it to try and match the image, was a great learning piece.



07-03-2006, 12:13 AM
Thought I might throw my 2 cents in the bucket. Here's the ref 064 for you :) Worked on it today for about 4 hours and this is what came out.

Learned quite alot of it technique wise and it was a lot of fun to paint :)


comments and critiques deeply appreciated!

More to come!

07-03-2006, 01:09 AM

#47 I hope its ok that this is kinda sketchy.

07-03-2006, 01:35 AM
Kaylon <> very strong value structure <> like it a lot

Anthriel <> Skill rendition <> would like to see a couple of crisper edges in the lace.

Reincarnigotic <> Good effort here <> try to soften the line of the jaw some and I think it well be stronger <> use tone/value for the separation there more than line

Here is a wip <> done for today <> staying in the game

Doing these in reverse helps me focus and think <> not much point in doing them on straight on views but I will definitely do more this way.


Mike Porter
07-03-2006, 01:50 AM

Here is my first post to this great thread. I look forward to doing more.
About 4 hours in PS

07-03-2006, 02:13 AM

Welcome, sketches are fine, the goal of these drawings is really to simplify information and capture things quickly, so keep going! :)

DoctorBone / Michael,

Great to see you in this! :)

A bit off topic, if everyone wouldn't mind taking a moment and voting in this thread:

Poll ~ Naming Convention for Personal Anatomy Threads (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=376684)

It would be very cool. :) I think some people hesitate to post anything other than Anatomy in their Personal Anatomy Threads due to the naming convention I have been enforcing. I have thought about changing the naming convention to "Sketchbook Thread of *name*" but wanted to know what the consensus was regarding this. If it would encourage people to post more freely to their Personal Threads, I would be happy to change the naming convention to this or something else. :)

Keep up the outstanding work everyone! :)



07-03-2006, 02:50 AM
Kary - Although I think the form of his chin is a little wider I think it is really amazing poly modeling, great render, what software are you using?

Just plain max I'm afraid. Yellow spot for the key, and then a pair of blue lights up top for fill, and two brown/red ones from below -- I find it makes for better modelling conditions then the standard 'behind the camera' lighting.

I like the graphical quality of your 04, nice speed too :)


Awesome as usual Doctor Bone. Funny how the heavily rendered eye, and the lips, feel calm amidst the intense hair -- very interesting.

kaylon's 67 is great, getting that softness down would be a challenge.

So much good stuff going on here it's hard to stay on top of it all ^^

07-03-2006, 03:17 AM
One more for me today.

head 6
Painter IX
Lost track of time

07-03-2006, 03:33 AM
Third head.
I wanted to give a try at reference #016.
3 hours.
Photoshop CS.

I wanna thank Runecaster for the comment!
And what can I say? Everyone is doing a great job.
LOL. I always say that, but yeah... I'm afraid my skills to make sritiques aren't good enough. I mean... I just want suggest to study the skull a bit for some users, but I need to do that as well, hehehe. And Rebecca, I didn't know I was free to post anything at mine personal thread. I'll use it more from now on then.

07-03-2006, 04:24 AM
Practicing anatomy is a very good thing. My question is why you use mostly painted portraits as Reference here? I think using Photoraphy would be better unless you trust the the artists 100% on their perfection of anaomy, shading and lighting or see a benefit from using their imagination and interpretation of light and colours.

07-03-2006, 04:33 AM
Hey guys!! Today was a very busy day for me, and I didn't even sit down to begin to paint until 11:00pm. I'm sorry I'm so tired I cannot make comments on everyone's today, but I will try tomorrow.

I will say that I already see tons of improvement from the people who have been doing a few and are newbies. The pros are pros. Not much to say there other than 'neato! good job again!'

I don't have 3-4 hours for each head. Maybe I'll do one like that, but I just don't have the time. Actually, I'd stop doing this if I took 3-4 hours for each. I'd kill myself! haha!

At this point, I'm just trying to actually draw a face that resembles the original, and lay down values/skintones. I am not trying to BE Carvaggio.

This first one has errors -- but, surprise surprise I did this 100% freehand without a grid just for giggles. I am very pleased with it actually since it's the first time I didn't use a grid and despite being a little wall eyed (which i was too lazy and tired to fix but did notice) he looks like a person! lol

15-20 minutes:

This one I took a little longer on, because I like it. I also went back to using a grid, but a wide 1 inch one (on a 400 resolution image, that's pretty big) and I didn't make any smaller guides to adjust - since i felt like i got the placement right the first go. I don't have time to blend this one, I'm exhausted! So I just laid down values.

45-50 minutes:

These are my 9th and 10th head :) 40 more to go!! Yay!

07-03-2006, 04:42 AM
Originally posted by Randis: Practicing anatomy is a very good thing. My question is why you use mostly painted portraits as Reference here? I think using Photoraphy would be better unless you trust the the artists 100% on their perfection of anaomy, shading and lighting or see a benefit from using their imagination and interpretation of light and colours.
Randis, welcome. :) It's funny, because though this is the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum, people tend to only see the "Anatomy" in the name and think that the forum is only about Anatomy in strict terms ~ when in fact, that was never the sole intention for this forum. :) I certainly don't consider myself an "anatomist", but rather, a figurative artist. Figurative Art is composed of equal parts study of anatomy and of general artistic principles which range from gesture and movement to line sensitivity, color, value, composition, etc. In fact, it is possible to draw / paint the figure with a limited study of anatomy so long as one has a solid understanding of principles such as gestural rhythm in drawings / opposing curves, etc. In contrast, someone with only an understanding of Anatomy in strict terms will not necessarily be able to represent the figure artistically. Any doctor knows Anatomy far better than I, but this doesn't mean that all doctors can draw / paint / sculpt. :)

The reason I have selected paintings and sculptures for study is less for pure Anatomical accuracy and more for their Artistic integrity and example of high standards of realism and general artistic principles. Doing Master Copies is a great exercise at any level, as more often than not, form is more clearly defined in paintings, drawings, and sculpture than it is in photographs. Also, when artists create master copies, they absorb artistic principles that are inherent in the works of art which they copy. At least, that has been my experience. :)

I have nothing against copying from photos ~ in fact, for a long time, the Open Figure Drawing Workshops (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3) were based on drawing and painting from figurative photos as provided by friend Hong Ly and from other sources. Only with the last few OFDWs have we switched to doing Master Copies.

I think that seeing how artists of the past have interpreted human form is beneficial in that it trains artists to see through their eyes. This does not at all preclude people from copying from life, photos, etc. and posting this work to their Personal Anatomy Threads (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200). And in future installments of the Anatomy Lesson Series, I'm happy to mix photos in with paintings and drawings. Peoples' suggestions are always welcome, I am totally open to everyone's ideas. :)



07-03-2006, 05:37 AM
image #1



07-03-2006, 05:42 AM


07-03-2006, 06:05 AM
Thanks DoctorBone and Rebeccak for your crits! Here is head #27 I spent a bit more time on this one.


07-03-2006, 06:13 AM
Two more heads..
3 & 4


07-03-2006, 07:20 AM
Ah, this is so much fun. :applause:

Everyone's doing such great work.

Head #52


07-03-2006, 07:39 AM
Hi there, now quick ones.

Head 04

Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici
Tempera on panel, 75,6 x 52,6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This is Protrait of Dante Alighieri.... :P

07-03-2006, 07:40 AM
#84 The idea behind the hair was to pick up basic shapes and using values to distinguish them by depth.


07-03-2006, 07:55 AM
Head #15 of mine, first one in color

DocBone: thanks :),

Vitreous: thanks dude!:)


07-03-2006, 09:35 AM
hi roberto, no.3 is gorgeous! keep it up! did you make the white lines digitally?

07-03-2006, 09:43 AM
another one :)
head - 002 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/002-mursku.jpg)

07-03-2006, 10:06 AM
Yo peeps

Mentler, Thomasphoenix, Mal-1, Runecaster: Muchos thanx! truly appreciate the compliments - keep up the fi-i-ine work all of you, simply awesome to have your works posted here!

Rebecca: ha - nah, won't kill you just yet! :D Think doing it tradtionally first has helped you some - your digital brushstrokes are more confident in that one. awesome work.

Mercuralis: great work man, love the traditional feel.

Raintears: looks great - maybe try to drop the black outline.

runecaster: awesome! like how you are simplifying the thing!

Gord-Mcdonald : nice dude - love the heightened contrast.

aLoneCuzzo: Wow - I tried that one couldn't do it - now I am ashamed to post mine.

Reincarnigotic: both are great work man - work your stroke economy some.

RobertoOritz: dude those kick ass - especially the old dude. well captured, love the way you are handling them!

Helen-Baq: wow - love how you've interpreted the subject, made it your own. awesome work.

Thomasphoenix: thanx dude - that one rocks my boat. Man, you're moving fast, can't wait to see more.

truly awesome work here - all of it.

(sorry for skipping soo many peeps, just don't have the cap and bandwidth to handle everyone today - but everything I've seen so far has been stunning and has way surpassed my expectations. awesome work all)

cept for this :D: This is my very first try at copying with colour, so excuse that lack of skill - any tips on colour would of course be appreciated!

#28 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/028.jpg):

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8636/comwweb1vp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c always welcome! ciao!

- d.

07-03-2006, 11:47 AM
This is Protrait of Dante Alighieri.... :P

Oops, bad copy-paste here *lol*
I´m running so much here that I copied the wrong number, I´m editing the post, thanks a lot.

07-03-2006, 12:14 PM
head 019

speed paint

07-03-2006, 12:19 PM

I did a paintover which I hope helps. :) I think mainly a thing to try is to block in the contour of the form using straight lines, to just establish the major planes of the face and head. Also be aware of the axes of the major features of the eyes, nose, lips, chin, and ears. These horizontal axes will all be parallel to one another, no matter what the view or perspective:

Reference 096: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/096.jpg)

Also look at the negative shapes of the major features. This can be a highly useful double~check when blocking in the contour. :)



Rebecca - Thanks so much :) - Your paintovers are really great to point things out and helps a lot. :bowdown:
Will pay attention to that, actually will advance on the next heads than go back to that one and remake it following your points.

I like the graphical quality of your 04, nice speed too :)

Thanks, speed comes from the live model classes when we have only a minute to sketch we get loose and fast, then 10 minutes is enough to make details. Also thanks for the info on your lightning, very clever use of light, indeed it looks much better to visualize that way.

Raintears - Daniel - great Dante! Didn´t know someone else from Brazil on this thread. Cheers! :beer:

Gee, I wish to have time and comment everybody around here, great artwork coming up.
Cya later guys

07-03-2006, 12:23 PM
Thanks Doctorbone for your comment :) I'm glad you liked it!

Amazing work people! Keep it up.


07-03-2006, 12:49 PM
Hi all,

everybody is doing great...here is mine 4-8 heads..:)


07-03-2006, 01:05 PM
here's my third one

07-03-2006, 01:12 PM

Here is my #5.
Reincargotic > maybe you should add more contrast to your last one.
Helen-Baq > interesting work, very colorful, that's really nice.
Demented > your first color try is great, no problems concerning values.
mazalo >great stuff! Keep it up!

Awesome work everybody!

07-03-2006, 01:20 PM
awesome thread and great work from everyone :thumbsup:

mazalo that's too cool :)

I think I'll join in... just started my first model, we'll see how it goes, definitely won't do 10 :eek: but better something than nothing, heh?

07-03-2006, 01:22 PM
Wow Great work people. Really great artists around.

And i'm sorry interrupt this all great 2D stuff with some 3d crap (looks like 3d is getting a bit outdated here eh? %) ) . This one got a lot worse than the first one. Perhaps because the reference image that was in 2/4 angle, and also because i did it all 3dsmax which i find harder to quick fix the propotions, or at least not as easy as Zb... Anyway would like to get some help on this, what is completly wrong, what can be fixed quick and so... :D

So #82:


And the older one, #46: (already posted so just link here)

07-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Did another one this lunchtime....I am having some issues plotting features. My rendition here of 027 is on the atkins diet I think...had a hard time trying to get the same "round" facial features of the original.

Anyway...I also tried some colour with this lady.


Was still a valuable practise piece though :)


07-03-2006, 01:54 PM
Definitely in!

rebecca, is there a closing date for this? does the month start from your first post or our first drawing?

07-03-2006, 01:59 PM
hey vitor. nice head, i really like it so dont get offended by the crits... I had to do a little paintover to try and see what was different.
I think you need to make the whole head a little narrower, it is a little round atm.
Also i think the eyes are slightly big and too far apart?
Make the eye sockets a little shallower and make the browline closer to the eyes, maybe a little sharper?
top lip could be a teeny bit fuller.
And try upturning the nose a little but, and soften the creese on the cheeks, esp the top edge.
And kill that centre line running up[ the forehead. flatten it off a little more?
My paintover doesnt help much but it helped me to see what was different (i can post it up if you want) Maybe the same process would help you?
Kudos for going 3d tho. I use 3d myself (even though im on a hell 2d bender lately!) and i know how infuriating it gets! hope that helped?

Mazalo those all rule!
bet you captured that durer a whole lot quicker than my attempt!
great work!


07-03-2006, 02:28 PM
< head 005 > refs:047


07-03-2006, 02:59 PM
Oh I so want to reply to alot of peoples...but I have to go to class...like now...
Anyways, everyone is doing a really great job....
zhuzhu, I think this last one is your best one yet.... tremendous control you have there. *drool


07-03-2006, 03:06 PM
this thread is so inspiring that i think i might draw all 100 heads! :buttrock:
heres 004 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/004-mursku.jpg)and 005 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/005-mursku.jpg)

07-03-2006, 03:14 PM
zhuzhu, dude, it's so not cool what your doing to me. seriously. mind if I keep that as background? seriously.

everyone's doing awesome, dumbfounding work, but zhuzhu ....


godly stuff zhuzhu. seriously.

- d.

07-03-2006, 03:31 PM
mybutterflyiris: thanks, but my best one always the next one~~~:twisted:

demented: that's ok, as you like.

sorry,not pic with this post, just for some reply, cause the thread moved so fast.

07-03-2006, 04:48 PM
HOLY $%^#$! You guys are very talented! I never hold a pencil in my life. I'm just a system administrator. But I'll try to sketch a few of these heads. I just have some plain a4 paper and pencils (basic office suplies) here. I have a fax at the office that can scan a little. I'll propably be banned, but I'll take a shot at this. Downloading the 100 heads over the slow connection right now. See you guys later...... :)

07-03-2006, 05:13 PM
pencil on my new sketchbook I recieved as birthday present:


hair's so boring to do...

Puppeli: That's so asiatic, really funny :)

07-03-2006, 06:13 PM
Here's my try (I know the eyes are off, I've realized that a bit late unfortunatly...)


07-03-2006, 06:56 PM
Wow, guys, phenomenal stuff going on here! :bounce:

It's been a while since I've posted something, here is my rather Asian looking version of a European bust, Ref #074 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/074.jpg): :D



Keep up the great work everyone!! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


07-03-2006, 06:58 PM
here's my no.3 trying to keep it loose.. just to study the basic forms ... bcause i felt that if i go and render it nicely.. haha i wont be able to get all 50 drawings done in a month.. unless everyday is weekends :(


wow ZHU ZHU. .i love ur paintings.. nice one 很喜欢您的style :)

07-03-2006, 07:03 PM
My first 6 heads. None of them are finished but let's say that they are, cause I still have 44 to do.


07-03-2006, 07:20 PM
Zhuzhu and razz amazing work!!! Really outstanding!!!

07-03-2006, 07:24 PM
Thanks a lot, man! I'll do what you suggested.

It's good to meet Brazilians here too, man!
Thanks for the comment.

Well, I think Runecaster said something right about spending a lot of time in the head studies, LOL, man, I have to do it faster... guh... I don't want to copy the painting perfectly, but I can picture the image of the original artists cryings in their graves if I don't do that. Just Kidding. LOL. Anyway, everyone is showing great studies! Keep'em coming, guys. And ZhuZhu, you rock!

Mike Porter
07-03-2006, 08:00 PM
Trying a bit of a different technique. I am loving everyones work. It's been so long since I have been able to draw that I am a bit rusty. Trying to keep up!!


07-03-2006, 08:27 PM
Razz, nice first 6 heads! Even unfinished they are better than mine. hehe

Here's number 2 for me:


07-03-2006, 08:27 PM
Eduardo, Melissa, Daniel, Renee, Gordon, Jabari, Scott (fix those eyes :P), Roberto, Victoria, Siju, Brendan, Dmitri, Vladimir, Mursku (ehrm..an entire painting? :P), Jason, Vitor, Zhu (!), Melody, Fabian, Pierre, Rebecca, Kok, Razz, Mike, (and all the people on other pages of this thread)

I have only one word for you all (bear with me :P): WOW!(tm)

The following is an experiment. Today I didn't have much time, so I wanted to try something different from my previous "heads":

n. 46 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/046.jpg) David, Chateaubriand


07-03-2006, 08:45 PM
That's it! I'm not participating anymore. I'm clearly out of my league. I post this one attempt and then bye bye. I wish I could draw like 12bsuperman or Razz. You guys are very good at capturing the essence.
Anyway, here's my attempt. Head 80 (I think he's Marcus Arelius... have to look that up.)

EDIT: It's St. Peter's bust.

07-03-2006, 09:01 PM
That's it! I'm not participating anymore. I'm clearly out of my league. I post this one attempt and then bye bye. I wish I could draw like 12bsuperman or Razz. You guys are very good at capturing the essence.
Anyway, here's my attempt. Head 80 (I think he's Marcus Arelius... have to look that up.)

That illustration is excellent though...should post more :) ... not less, there are slight issues with proportion and feature placement but only slight and nothing ugly :) ... I suffer the same fate, and often draw slightly "squint"...

Post more :)

And PixelPLay that is lovely...love the line weights you have used

07-03-2006, 09:22 PM
damn, so many good pieces have been submitted since i last looked here. I've gotten a few more heads done, nothing great.

you did say we could post images from other studies right? well I've got this piece which is turning out well. They're all portraits from reference and of famous people. It should fit in. :)

charles mingus
sonny rollins
coleman hawkins
thelonious monk
miles davis

07-03-2006, 09:45 PM
Here you go... I'm joining the club :scream:


07-03-2006, 10:11 PM
a quick one on painter

07-03-2006, 10:14 PM
this thread rocks! :applause:
toontje - come on, man. dont quit just yet :sad:

hehhee, i have drawn in the last 24 hours more than in the past 2 months!
here's number 006 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/006-mursku.jpg) and 007 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/007-mursku.jpg)

Mike Porter
07-03-2006, 10:26 PM
Great work all.

My third one and the reference image is #4

Can't wait to see what everyone else does!

07-03-2006, 10:31 PM
Goldi76: Love the way you have captured the lighting on that piece..very dynamic indeed...

My 4th head....thought this time I'd show a couple of stages....all in same image though to keep by the rules :)

The last of the 4 is the finished head and is at working resolution...I work small :)


07-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Ok here goes my nr1 - head 073 :) I've been modeling it all day today, obviuosly on and off... it's just XSI 5.0, I might go back and z-brush her though... for now, however, she's finished and it's time for head nr2 tomorrow :D

She looks quite a bit younger than the original and it's not an exact copy I do realize :D but oh well it's been a good exercise...


Mike Porter
07-03-2006, 10:59 PM
I downloaded ArtRage2.0 and thought I would give that a try. The natural media brushes take a bit of getting used to, but I enjoyed doing this piece. Based off of #80


07-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Great job everyone, it's wonderful to see this thread flourishing at such a rate!

Starting very late, because after several weeks of strikes, the lectures at uni have started again and I'll be having my exams somewhere in mid-July; which means much, much less time for painting now, unfortunately.

Head 075, went too far in refining because I had trouble getting the proportions right in the beginning, so I had to go over and over again. I mean to do quicker studies in the future, otherwise I'll never manage to get all 50 done.


07-04-2006, 12:17 AM
July 3, 2006

Hi Rebecca and Everyone

Whoa!! This thread is on fire! I guess it is about time I add to the Flames!:)

Trying my hand at turning sculpture into painting.
Take Care Glenn

071 : Two versions




07-04-2006, 12:48 AM
My 11th I think??


07-04-2006, 04:13 AM
Ok here goes my nr1 - head 073 :) I've been modeling it all day today, obviuosly on and off... it's just XSI 5.0, I might go back and z-brush her though... for now, however, she's finished and it's time for head nr2 tomorrow :D

She looks quite a bit younger than the original and it's not an exact copy I do realize :D but oh well it's been a good exercise...

XSI... wow, It´s my main software now... doing my short with it for the last 10 months...
Just an awesome 3D, I can´t get 3D to do the heads by now, actually at this moment I´m trying to keep my eyes open *lol* trully.
But your work just hit me like a ... 'hey come on... do it...' :)
For the last heads will take some XSI, Zbrush and a lot of traditional CLAY too, will make my hands a lil dirty again :)

toontje (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=153279) - Listen:
And everyone whoever reading this... and those who don´t have or think don´t have 'talent'...
My sculpt teacher Alex Oliver said something I will never ever forget when we questioned him from where he took all his talent, if he was born with it or something like that.
He just said:
" I changed the word TALENT by the word INTEREST "
When you got the pencil and whatever you had to give a ´try´ you did with interest, just keep the ´interest´ and practice here with us, practice in whatever way you can, if you want... you will do it, just practice. :) BTW you did start very well, so be very welcome and just keep it up :)

Alex (real name - Alexandre Oliveira) did hardwork in the begining of his carreer and progressed doing amazing sculptures only using a barbecue stick, he didn´t even know at that time there were tools to sculpt, but he knew what he wanted.
Now he´s a top notch professional doing great concepts, sculptures, 3D modeling for local and international movies industry.
Take a look at one of his works here on CGtalk:

I invited him today to join up here, since he sculpt heads in 30mins... anyway he is totally busy but hope to see him around.

Well... we´ll rest a lil here than post the next heads in the morning, best wishes to everyone! Keep up the hard artwork :)

07-04-2006, 04:25 AM
#11 I dont know what i was doing with the hair... I tried to keep what people said about my other heads in mind, dunno if I really done anything differnt from the last.


07-04-2006, 04:52 AM
Need sleep!

Two more!



07-04-2006, 05:07 AM
I'm going to try to get as many done before the months over :). Hopefully I'll get to experimenting with different styles. Anyways, here's 01/50 for me...



Reference #022 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/022.jpg)

C&C are always welcome. Thank's RebeccaK and all others who contributed to this awesome workshop.

07-04-2006, 06:01 AM
Agou and demented, thank you :)

Vitor - I don't know how you can call that crap work. Looks great to me. :)

Everyone: great jobs! Keep going! :D

Well, this doesn't really look anything like the original, but it was fun!

Head #4


07-04-2006, 06:08 AM
Well, here's number 2. Ugh - 50's going to be rough. But havin fun!

eilidh - Yours is really beautiful! Lot's of great work everyone.


07-04-2006, 06:11 AM
Phew! Now that the thread is no longer front paged, perhaps I'll get the chance to catch up on replies! :D Simply astounding stuff, folks ~ crazy3dman, that's just gorgeous! :thumbsup: I'll be back later with comments. I'm just thrilled with the turnout for this Workshop. Please keep posting everyone! :)



07-04-2006, 06:53 AM
Hi All

Next 20 min scetch. 02 (06/50)http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/02.jpg

07-04-2006, 08:50 AM
toontje (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=153279) - Listen:And everyone whoever reading this... and those who don´t have or think don´t have 'talent'...
My sculpt teacher Alex Oliver said something I will never ever forget when we questioned him from where he took all his talent, if he was born with it or something like that.
He just said:
" I changed the word TALENT by the word INTEREST "
When you got the pencil and whatever you had to give a ´try´ you did with interest, just keep the ´interest´ and practice here with us, practice in whatever way you can, if you want... you will do it, just practice. :) BTW you did start very well, so be very welcome and just keep it up :)

And this is not a competition, I would add, unless I missed something.
Isn't this a Workshop where you have to work, study, observe others' works and interact with people just to improve yourself?

07-04-2006, 09:02 AM
ok, haven"t done portraits in quite a while...


this was a great initiative btw, I love how Durer uses his lines and now I get to try it myself. All I needed was a prod.

07-04-2006, 09:21 AM
my 6th:


I don't have time now to comment everyone, but there's more and more beautiful works there!

07-04-2006, 10:01 AM
Heya peeps

agostino, agou: Muchothanx - appreciate the compliments.

Mike Porter : Awesome man, love the traditional feel.

eilidh: wow, you've really captured the likeness in that one - way to go, man.

SpiritDreamer: Always a pleasure seeing your stuff - really like how you are interpreting them and working with them them - awesome work Glenn.

Mal-1: wow - painter? love it when digis have that tradtional, solid feel.

reincarnigotic: great work, think the hair might be too overpowering, it's taking away form in the face. push you values some - nice work!

RobertoOritz: dude, you're freakin Durer incarnate - love you you are handling those drawings. one of those that prove less is more. awesome works.

JoshT: Great man - careful of a gray background - sometimes destroys form.

Helen-Baq: well interpreted, nicely done.

Crazy3dman: damn dude - another guy who puts my drawing skills to shame. Awesome work!

DiM: Great work man, like how you've handled him.

ohjay: oi ohjay! me from ca, remember? (or do I have the wrong ohjay?) awesome work man - that one looks far better than mine, well done on it!

agou: great - brush economy is looking a lot better, you're handling the medium much better already!

sorry for everyone I've missed - don't have time. That said, I have not seen a bad piece of work on this thread - or even mediocre. Everything's awesome. And it's suppose to get better.

two more of mine:

trying to do as much possible with line, though Rebecca told me I shouldn't just cut off the head. Also I realise it's looking flat because of that awkward outline on the farside.



didi this one this morning in an attempt to be minimalistic, only my secong go at a colour piece:

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2981/duquesnoy1ik.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c awlays welcome

- d.

07-04-2006, 12:07 PM
Thx cavematty for the help ;) really apreciate it. I'll try to work it out thou i'm on universityu exames time so not as much free time as i wanted :( And Btw, go ahead and post that paintover :D i'd really like to see it

07-04-2006, 12:32 PM
ugh, my back is killing me (my wokspace isnt very ergonomic) i'll draw more laterz, just need to take a break... heres number 008 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v403/puppeli/head/008-murk2.jpg)

07-04-2006, 12:44 PM
A lunchtime quicky.. 39 mins study of head 085


I've not painted so much for a long time...loving it :)


07-04-2006, 01:31 PM
Me again, second one and last for today. This one was harder...


Hey D., haven't been to ca lately but of course I remember. Will catch up soon, I hope. So much to do lately! See ya - o.j.

07-04-2006, 01:59 PM
Alright heres my second head. I'm falling behind already for the 50 but its not over yet. :wip:

I need to learn how to do hair much better, especialy the shading part.

Head No.073


I've only had a chance to browse through the first 20 pages of this thread so far but again really great stuff coming out. I love seeing how everyone does each head differently.

07-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Wow, so many people participating there is no way to comment on everyone so here are just a few comments on the more recent.

ago-stino: cool negative effect - kinda scratchboard looking

toontje: dont give up! this is no contest. the only way to lose is to quit but by staying in there you will get better and better

MrTrichomes: great stuff! I need to work more like you!

Arctis: Wow! bold, brilliant strokes. wish I had your confidence

kaylon: thanks for posting the steps. I love seeing how others work. You handle these beautifully -- great color

Intervain: 10 hours?! that is amazing! You rock!

Mike Porter: good work, especially while getting your feet wet with a new program. I would try pusing the contrasts a bit more but otherwise looking really good

eilidh: nice job - and thanks for the step-by-steps

SpiritDreamer: love your 4th head (087) raw and powerful

Mal-1: Amazing! All of your sketches so far have been great. you inspire me

RobertoOrtiz: lovely loose style

JoshT: very nice pencil work

Helen-Baq: creative and different. I like the style

Crazy3dman: fantastic pencil shading! A pleasure to zoom in close and study your lines and shading technique.

chjay: great study!

demented: great job and your minimilist piece has a great puch to it.

07-04-2006, 03:08 PM
No time to draw this morning, so I shall comment :)

AnotherHell: I like your nice clean lines. I think the angle of the head is a little off...you should be able to see just slightly under the chin wich tilts the head up a little.

Ohjay: I like your last one better.. but I can tell you struggled with this one...don't get frustrated...challenges bring learning...so keep drawing and i'm looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

Kaylon: nice soft quick study-you really captured her expression.

Demented: I'm starting to think you don't like drawing beards. ;) Seriously, though I really like/admire what you are doing with your studies.

Crazy3dman: awesome to see you here. Come on, you can do it. cheers!

must go, now out of time.

07-04-2006, 03:54 PM
July 4, 2006

Guess I'm a glutton for punishment. Started this one last night.
Great job everyone!
Take care Glenn



07-04-2006, 03:56 PM
It's so pleasurable to see this everyday...I love how everyone seems to be so enjoying painting / drawing / modeling! Thanks everyone for replying and commenting, that really helps out tremendously! :)



07-04-2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks Demented and Pixelplay for your comments, I bounce those compliments right back at you both your works are a pleasure to view.

I could spend more time on these but in an attempt to get as close to 50 as I can, I'm just trying to capture the feeling of these heads. This one took approx 1hr 30 mins.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped and commented on my work, it's a big help.
Would like to comment on everyone's posts but just don't have the time, when not working I'm painting heads furiously! But everyone who has posted your works are amazing I've enjoyed looking at each individual one.


07-04-2006, 06:13 PM
Hi guys,

here is my next 6 heads...:)


07-04-2006, 06:22 PM
Djampa (member.php?u=69217) come on then, you Can do it :) It's fun :D and thanks!

Pixel Play - I don't know about that but thanks :D

Ok.. my #2 - head 074 - and well quite a 'quickie' this one - around 7hrs, roughly - didnt' need ears you see ;) - xsi again. Still it could do with way more work but I'm too lazy and I'm definitely not unwrapping this guy though zbrush would make him look sweet :)

He's done and I'm moving on to #3 soon... have to pick one first LOL


07-04-2006, 06:50 PM
Another quick one... I'm not quite happy about it, but I'll proceed with the next one.


07-04-2006, 06:55 PM
Head 5 now.
This one I did some loose fast sketches before, than took 40 minutes rendering the final sketch.
Done with 4B pencil over regular A4 75g white paper.
Scanned into Photoshop C2 and then resized and applied a Photo-retouch ligth cyan filter.

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


Djampa (http://member.php/?u=69217) come on then, you Can do it :) It's fun :D and thanks!

Pixel Play - I don't know about that but thanks :D

Ok.. my #2 - head 074 - and well quite a 'quickie' this one - around 7hrs, roughly - didnt' need ears you see ;) - xsi again. Still it could do with way more work but I'm too lazy and I'm definitely not unwrapping this guy though zbrush would make him look sweet :)

He's done and I'm moving on to #3 soon... have to pick one first LOL

WoW ! great model again, 7hs...

Enjoying a lot to be here everyday.

07-04-2006, 07:03 PM
Thanks Eduardo :)

yeah it's fun to be here, so much to learn. Thanks Rebeccak

07-04-2006, 07:21 PM
Kaylon and Pixellogic, thanks for your encouraging words. I just did my 2nd one. I have to sneak around at the office though. I found little sanctuary in the server room.
Head 74: I keep picking out the simple ones. But I have a lot of trouble capturing the likeness. But next time I'll try to draw what is suggested, not what is shown. Maybe it will come out better that way.


07-04-2006, 07:25 PM
About 30 minutes each in painter. Ok, ...24 more hours to go :/ ...Gees! The great thing is that i have already learned a thing or two :)

Ohh, ...and thanks rebecca for putting this assignment together :)



07-04-2006, 08:32 PM
oh Wow! So many sweet posts since the last time I checked!
Congratulations everyone ^^ When I get home ill make a major post commenting. For now, ill just post this, done at work. I kinda like this one ^^

Like Rebecca suggested, a bit more of contrast!


07-04-2006, 08:51 PM
that's a really nice one SulaMoon (member.php?u=154654):thumbsup:

07-04-2006, 09:04 PM
SpiritDreamer: Very nice feel in these. I like the loose approach a lot. The whole figure complex of Aeneas, too -- vey well put together.

RobertoOrtiz: how come I never see you participate at the DSG? :) Good work here, especially your latest Dürer (53)

JoshT: Nice, clean work with the forms.
crazy3dman: thanks. :) good pencilwork; are the highlights digital, by the way?

ohjay: very impressive interpretation of that first Dürer head. The wrinkes are intimidating!

demented: thank you -- only it's not really "man"! ;) Good work, by the way, I like the flow of your lines in 55. The forms in the other could be a little starker, perhaps.

kaylon: I really like this. Minimal and expressive.

mazalo: Great work, as usually.

Intervain: it's looking good! I've always been wondering how one can do a 3D render from just an enface photo/portrait, though. I thought one would need several views.

toonjte: don't give up! You're doing just fine, and the one thing that's for certain is that if you keep up you'll get better. That Richelieu head came along pretty well.

Oberon: Welcome! And a good start already.

SulaMoon: nice work, smooth and tidy.


Right, so here's 5 more heads. I hope I'll be catching up soon.


Tried a (as it turned out, small) variation in approach. Dante was done with a 0.25 pen and a calligraphy pen, on top of a faint pencil sketch.

07-04-2006, 09:08 PM
thanks a ton eilidh (http://member.php?u=186563)

well if you get a 3/4 shot that's the best you can get, then you just make a proxy - just a rough outline and then set the camera angle to match that of the picture you've got :)

if you have an enface image only then it takes a lot of guss work :D and reference from other photos to aid you but it's possible!:scream:

07-04-2006, 10:23 PM
eilidh and SulaMoon they are superb....

toontje: that is great...has a europian style about it...glad you picked up the pencil :)

My latest...a mess around with some subtle colour....my 6th, head 081 ..


Keep going guys...all are looking fantastic!

07-04-2006, 11:19 PM
awesome work everybody

my first one
about an hour

07-04-2006, 11:36 PM
Unlucky for some 13...ref 35.


07-05-2006, 12:11 AM

07-05-2006, 12:29 AM
Hi, posting in my first challenge. Be gentle.

I got into this because a friend suggested, and so people know I'm treating this like life drawing, a lot of my pictures are quick gestures or longer studies, the times are on each picture. I'm doing it this way because I'm unsure if I'd get them done any other way, and I want to be able to get a guesture or likeness down quickly, becaue I'm lazy :P. So, here are my first twelve.

1 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/002.jpg)2 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/016.jpg)3 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/019.jpg) 4 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/027.jpg) 5 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/042.jpg) 6 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/051.jpg) 7 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/065.jpg) 8 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/069.jpg) 9 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/079.jpg) 10 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/083.jpg) 11 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/085.jpg) 12 (http://webmedia.bcit.ca/%7Ea00638009/head_chal/1-12/095.jpg)

07-05-2006, 12:45 AM
Hi guys !

Another one ... Thx people for your great comments ... and congrats to everybody for the amazing work you're all doing !

Richelieu [74] (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/074.jpg)


Wireframe here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3683212#post3683212)

Let me know what you guys think of

cheers ,


07-05-2006, 02:19 AM
number nine :)

07-05-2006, 03:42 AM
oh Wow! So many sweet posts since the last time I checked!
Congratulations everyone ^^ When I get home ill make a major post commenting. For now, ill just post this, done at work. I kinda like this one ^^

Like Rebecca suggested, a bit more of contrast!

Hi there SulaMoon, great lovely piece ! :)
I love that style, good contrast too, I suffer a lil. with contrasts too ;) Anyway I think Rebecca is healing me... :scream: :bounce:

Tootje - yeah... ! great, you are more than welcome, glad you stay with us :) I like your style too. Keep it up.

eilidh - nicety style ! Very good head, I´d ask if you could just make the scan a lil bigger, like putting them in 2 rows but larger images, your style in very good to look at, your Dante with 0.25 and cal. pen went out specially atractive.

Great works around, another day... going sleep now 00:41 here. Best wishes to everyone.

07-05-2006, 04:24 AM
Djampa & Kaylon: Thanks guys, that means a lot to me :). I wish I could do my best, but I don't have time at home and the only time I have is sneaking around during backup sessions at the office. I'll try to finish one sketch a day anyway.

I'm happy to see so much different styles converge here in this thread and that ROCKS :buttrock:

I don't have a tablet, and I never knew you could simulate canvas painting with paint programs. Now I really want to try that out too. Can you use any program to produce oil paint quality pieces? I'm into open source.. so I hope that the Gimp is able to achieve such quality.

07-05-2006, 05:31 AM
Ok two more...

Pencil + Photoshop

And congrats to all Italians on the worlcup vitory today!


07-05-2006, 06:01 AM
Wow, seeing lots of great stuff.

toontje: Not all programs can give you that look. I haven't tried GIMP but you've got to check out ArtRage (http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html) when you get a tablet. That and Painter can give you more of that painterly look. Man, you're doing a good job. Keep it up :)

kaylon: Nice way of bringing some color in. I should try that.

OpenCanvas - >1.5 hours (I didn't keep track)
Ref#010 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/010.jpg)
2HB Pencil - about 25 minutes
Ref #023 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/023.jpg)
Ref #022 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/022.jpg)
Ref #020 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/020.jpg)
Ref #019 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/019.jpg) (OpenCanvas~1 hour)
(Timelapse Quicktime 7 (http://sirron.skunkops.net/files/2D/CGTAL%20Head06-019.mov))

LOL, wish I was more consistent with my quality :D

07-05-2006, 06:38 AM
Hi everyone,

Some truly outstanding work here! :bounce:

Here's mine for the night, from Ref 099: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/099.jpg)


Great to see this thread still going strong! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


07-05-2006, 07:26 AM

Next one! Need to get a bit speedier (or spend more time doing them...)

This one took 45 minutes in Painter.

07-05-2006, 07:47 AM
Mazalo - awesome stuff. thats saved out on my comp for inspirign me when im feeling lazy or jaded! awesome

Kaylon - love your contemporary style. Looks great on these master copies.

Mal-1 nice!

Puppelli, great sense of depth in that one. love it.

And rebecca - loving the balpoints! gotta bust out a couple of those myself. Especially since ive been distracted by my girl. Only up to head number 4 :eek: Uh oh!


Tried to go Mullins style without actually bothering to look at his style before i started! Was fun to paint tho and realatively quick :D

07-05-2006, 10:01 AM
I've done them yesterday, my 7th and my 8th. I've used Artrage, it was a bit difficult because I'm not in the habit with this software, but it gives nice results.


Mal-1> nice work!
Puppeli > it lacks some contrast maybe, but nice work too.
All peeps, great works! I don't have much time to comment all people - there's too much talented people here!

07-05-2006, 12:30 PM

Another one... Not so happy with this one...

Nice pics Agou - have you tried working with a non-white background? I think 08 would have been helped a lot by a brown or cream 'canvas'

Cavematty - really nice - I like your style and the depth of tone :)

07-05-2006, 12:44 PM
Good work all...

Rebeccak...I love your hatching :) and how your art is always...yours...know what I mean, can recognise it anywhere...

My 7th head .. 040

20 mins lunchtime study


07-05-2006, 12:52 PM
Hey peeps

muchothanx for all the cirts & comment! appreciate it very much!

kaylon: awesome work - that one has a spectacular feel to it!

Omi-Kun: fantastic - makin me think of zhuzhu there! great work!

Mal-1: dude - I want to be able to paint like that! awesome work man!

mybutterflyiris: wonderful stuff - very well rounded.

Zapan: dude that's insane - very inspiring, very intimidating.

Puppeli: well done, good form!

RobertoOritz: excellent work - like the first one best!

SirRon: good work! work you line and shaing some, keep it up!

Rebecca: That's insane - always loved your ballpoint pen stuff, really inspiring. Can't wait to see more!

Magnemar: Great work - great likeness. Only suggestion it to vary your brush size more, that'll make these masterpieces!

cavematty: fantastic - really liking your linear approach!

agou: Awesome work - liking the first best, nicely simplified!

Magnemar: Great work again - makes me want to copy that one.

Kaylon: awesome work once again!

two more from me nya, just do i don't get too behind. Still playing around a bit with styles and techniques, but mostly trying to simplify the planes and work with light.




http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1186/car2web6xe.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

c&c is like coffee - bittersweet and keeps one going. and it's always welcome.

- d.

07-05-2006, 01:00 PM
hi all
Today only two heads the lunch break so is short.....

07-05-2006, 02:07 PM
I'm so slow getting decent results...I barely touch a pencil or a wacom to draw :(

this was done while making renders at work...maybe 1 or 2 hours being interrupted continuously


07-05-2006, 02:22 PM
n.96 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/096.jpg) Benoist

Thank you Roberto :P That match was amazing imo :)


07-05-2006, 03:46 PM
thanks for last post's reply~!

< head 006 > refs:011, about 6 hours , used openCanvas 1.1.


07-05-2006, 03:58 PM
Sketch using pencil and paper of head 001. Took about a half an hour to 45 minutes to draw.

07-05-2006, 04:25 PM
OMG zhuzhu that's brilliant!!! I hate you for those skills :D ;)

07-05-2006, 04:36 PM
omg zhuzhu :eek: :eek: :buttrock:


07-05-2006, 04:48 PM
next head 1 hour after work.

zhuzhu! Your works are excellent.!!!

07-05-2006, 05:01 PM
my virgin post here..

wanted so very much to keep up.. but work commitments had me in office for the past week.. hehe.. i'll try to do as much as i can.. both digital n traditional mediums.. first up is something i juz did tonight.. around 40mins.. still new at this.. using artrage.. and i need to get a wacom tablet.. :scream: my genius(taiwan brand) tablet.. isnt working so well with dual monitors..

great works guys.. learning a lot here!! :thumbsup:


07-05-2006, 05:35 PM
Argh, this one has nearly killed me! :scream:

Ref 055: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/055.jpg)


Keep up the great work everyone! :)



07-05-2006, 07:13 PM
What size are these hatching images of yours if i may ask?

07-05-2006, 07:57 PM
Yo peeps

DiM: Awesome work, keep nailing those studies like you are!

DDS: Solid stuff man, very very strong!

Agostinuk: Good work - colours have been handled very well!

zhuzhu: you keep amazing man. thanx for freakin me out each time I see your stuff - feels great! awesome works.

ajjeffers: Good work, nice style!

Cyanid: Great work! careful for hatching too sporadically!

DiM: More good work, keep posting!

AzoiC: nice work - very original style! remember nothing on the dark side is ever as light as anything on th light side, and vice versa! keep it up!

Rebecca: Awesome work - your stuff always makes me stop and stare.

One more for tonight, not too happy with it, but it taught me some:

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/603/chateaubriand8pj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


- d.

07-05-2006, 09:11 PM
here's finally the announced 4th head.
the reason why it took so long to post is that the timelapse-movie (http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/faSeqKlein.mov) was still in development.
I hope you like it! A big thanks to Alain Schmucki (http://www.izara.ch) for making the timelapse-movie (http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/faSeqKlein.mov) with help of his self designed 'graphomat'.

pencil on paper:


it's really great to see so much great works in one single page, keep it up pp! :thumbsup:

07-05-2006, 09:23 PM
ajjeffers, nice pencil work, you've given it a sort of brushy texture on the sides.

Here's my new stuff, #19, 51 and 55

07-05-2006, 09:39 PM
#10 :D

07-05-2006, 10:15 PM
This is the first image I have posted here so....have always been a bit intimidated by a lot of the talent I see on here. Anyway....here goes my first and hopefully not my last. Look forward to any comments. This is #54


Oh yeah.....Sketched it first, then scanned it and painted it with PS and WACOM.

07-05-2006, 10:53 PM

Welcome! :) Please don't be intimidated ~ you're doing a lovely job! Keep up the good work! :)



07-05-2006, 10:56 PM
July 5, 2006

008 Fifty Heads
Did the top face today - started turning it from a statue into a painting


07-05-2006, 11:03 PM
here's finally the announced 4th head.
the reason why it took so long to post is that the timelapse-movie (http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/faSeqKlein.mov) was still in development.
I hope you like it! A big thanks to Alain Schmucki for making the timelapse-movie (http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/faSeqKlein.mov) with help of his self designed 'graphomat'.

pencil on paper:


it's really great to see so much great works in one single page, keep it up pp! :thumbsup:

Nice video!! How'd you set up the camera for it?

07-05-2006, 11:19 PM
thanks demented, I only wish I was like zhuzhu

zhuzhu: have I ever told you 我爱你?
this was either 15 or 30min, depending on when I stopped chatting...

07-05-2006, 11:22 PM
Nice video!! How'd you set up the camera for it?

thanks! This friend of mine: Alain Schmucki (http://www.izara.ch) designed a construction for recording draw prosesses. he calls it 'graphomat'. It's made of alluminium, so it doesn't weight much so you can rotate it while drawing. On top of it, lights and a camera are fixed so when move the graphomat, lights an cam move with the whole thing so you have a 'steady cam'. For this movie he used a digital photo camera which he connected to a computer. It made one shot each 6 seconds. The camera zoom is post production.

07-05-2006, 11:25 PM

I didn't notice the video link before ~ awesome!!! Thanks for taking the time! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


07-05-2006, 11:28 PM
thanks! This friend of mine: Alain Schmucki designed a construction for recording draw prosesses. he calls it 'graphomat'. It's made of alluminium, so it doesn't weight much so you can rotate it while drawing. On top of it, lights and a camera are fixed so when move the graphomat, lights an cam move with the whole thing so you have a 'steady cam'. For this movie he used a digital photo camera which he connected to a computer. It made one shot each 6 seconds. The camera zoom is post production.

That is brilliant. He should market that to production houses like massive black for their DVDs. :D

07-05-2006, 11:29 PM
I'm glad you like it.

Here's a quick one. I'm not happy with it so I'm gonna do more quickies, need the practice.


07-06-2006, 12:16 AM
these works are incredible.

this is my first head ever. My first splash in painting ever. I have mush to learn. But that's why I'm here! Head 81. about 1 1/2 hour in ps. any help would be golden.

07-06-2006, 12:28 AM
here's another quick one:


demented, Omi-kun: I like how you achieve so much with so little
Rebecca: I dig your latest pieces!

07-06-2006, 12:39 AM
wow this thread moves so fast, I love it!
coCoKNIght (member.php?u=11062): thanks. I want to see your video but I don't want to install itune, is there a way to get the latest version of quicktime w/o itune?
Mal1: I LOVE your style. It's so smooth and real. It's great to see how you enhanced the volume from the ref. Did you use painter? What brush do you use?

head 03
and a more worked version (http://gallery.plasmahawk.com/albums/userpics/10001/head03_2.jpg)

07-06-2006, 01:03 AM
wow this thread moves so fast, I love it!
coCoKNIght (member.php?u=11062): thanks. I want to see your video but I don't want to install itune, is there a way to get the latest version of quicktime w/o itune?

Yes there is... they pretty much hide the link on the web page. Link (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html)

The camera zoom is post production.

That's actually the main thing I was wondering :)

07-06-2006, 01:09 AM


07-06-2006, 01:44 AM
Whew! No catching Mal-1. 14 already and looking great. Here are a couple more from me.

Head #001 with some lighting experimentaion:


Head # 095:


Both graphite on paper.

07-06-2006, 02:00 AM
woow what an amazing thread :thumbsup: ill kick in too ill make this my summer project :applause:

07-06-2006, 02:05 AM
Hi Rebecca,

What a lovely thread. I hope it's not too late to join. I've been meaning to participate in your anatomy forums, but I just never got around to it. Your ever-present energy inspired me to get back to drawing again. Thank you.

I love your pen work! Hope to see more. :)

Anyhow, here's my quick head study. (It's actually my first image post at CGTalk) :blush: I made her face too long. I will try to do better next time.

Head #68 about 15 min.
#4B mechanical pencil on paper


07-06-2006, 03:16 AM
This thread rocks! Everyone's works is so great! :D

Just finished my 6th head.

Head #27


07-06-2006, 03:21 AM
coCoKNIght - Awesome timelapse video.

Some very nice works in this thread. Too many heads to comment. I'm behind. :(

One more head before I logout.

Head #65 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/065.jpg) (The number is wrong on the sketch.)

#4B mechanical pencil on paper - 10 min.


07-06-2006, 05:03 AM
thanks for last post's reply~!

< head 006 > refs:011, about 6 hours , used openCanvas 1.1.

Zhuzhu - lovely style ! Just great. Had to tell.

Everyone up and strong here eh? :) Great.
Wonderfull posts everybody.

Doing more heads here, slower now, lots of 3D(on my short) today... will post tomorow morning, I´m still up here with you guys :)

07-06-2006, 05:32 AM
two more...



07-06-2006, 05:52 AM
New version of Paul Simon song: "Fifty Ways to Paint a Head" :buttrock:

Head #45 - "just get out the chalk, Jacques"


07-06-2006, 07:08 AM
After looking at all the wonderful heads in this thread ...I decided to try and even post my own..I usually don't show my art except to my boyfriend or kids... sooooo here it goes..please keep in mind that I have never had any type of art classes ..so any tips on improving will be greatly appreciated.:)

pencil and drawing pad


07-06-2006, 07:33 AM

07-06-2006, 08:57 AM
Ouch. Head 4 is a try at reference 057... done in 50 minutes.
I have to pay more attention to what I'm doing...