I've been into drawing most of my life, but quit for years. I recently started again and feel that I've improved extremely fast. The only thing I really draw is portraits, I'd like to expand and try more things soon though.
I was just hoping to get a critique of my latest drawing. The photo was taken with my horrible cell phone so it does look a bit better in person. Thanks!
I can tell the camera is making it look a little out of focus at the top left side. I don't know the actors name but the drawing is excellent and it looks just like him. His left eye (viewer right) seems a tad bit off but I can't put my finger on exactly how. It might be the pupil looks a little bigger. The straight line on the nose looks a little off but maybe it's just me. This is one of the best drawings I have seen in this part of the forum. Please show more of your works.
thank you i appreciate it. i didnt really notice the 2 things you mentioned but now i do so ill fix them :)
im jusy looking for any input to try to improve.
There is only one important thing that I'll mention — keep up the excellent work.
As a person with the talent you have, you owe it to yourself to keep at it as much as possible. I always remember the old saying, "You learn to draw by drawing." It is a life long learning process.
I have one question. How large is the head area in the drawing? Larger heads are difficult because it is easy to loose control of the many contours. Years ago, an artist advised me against drawing a head larger than your hand, about seven inches high, tops. I think it is a pretty good guidline. However, that's all it is, a guidline, not a rule.
Good lighting is a big help with any kind of drawing. Light defines the form of an object. If you are drawing from photos, my advice is to take the photos yourself with the express purpose of using them for reference. For heads, try a reasonably strong light from one side with reflected light in the shadow areas. I have always thought diffused lighting made any drawing more difficult.
Again, Keep up the good work—Paul