July 14, 2018 at 5:03 pm #41438
Help guys! I feel like something is off with the faces I draw! Are the noses to small the eyes to big? I don’t know what’s wrong! Can I have some tips pleeeasssee!
Please give me feedback on what the issue is!
https://www.facebook.com/lillian.parker.182940July 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm #41650Catwing@catwing
@lillian-parks03 Hello (Yes, I’m new here and I will make a intro topic soon, but first)
Your drawings are really good! I shall try and critique them, so don’t take it too hard though. 😉
First picture- I’m not sure, but the mouth may be too high or the face too small… ? Maybe the body doesn’t come forward enough or the neck is too long (head is too high)?
Second picture- The hand is too big or the face is too small. I think… The shoulder should have been wider.
Third picture- It looks okay actually… Oh, wait. Her left eyebrow comes over too or is too big. Maybe the nose is a bit off?
Fourth picture- I don’t know, maybe the neck/shoulders? Or the chin could be a bit square (you could want it that though, but otherwise it could be the thing bugging you.
Fifth Picture- The ear is tilted back? The neck may be coming too much forward?
I still think your art is really good. :3 Hopefully that helped you (and stopped you from going crazy trying to figure out what you did wrong. ;P)
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When your wings are weak and you feel like you can't fly any farther you're halfway there!July 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm #41653
https://www.facebook.com/lillian.parker.182940July 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm #41835Christine Eaton@christieaton
@lillian-parks03 Don’t be afraid to use reference photos. Look at pictures of people. Go on Pinterest, you can find tons of people to draw. If you really study faces you’ll be able to better pinpoint what you are doing wrong. I know a lot of beginner artists can be scared to use references but even professionals use it. Trust me, it’s not “cheating” at all. Eventually, you can learn how to mix and match references.
That is the best advice I can give artists.
“I feel a loneliness for my Creator that pulls me like a migratory bird in the Fall.”July 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm #41896Sageinthemeadow@sageinthemeadow
Hey! I just wanted to say, that what has helped me SO MUCH as an artist, is checking my work in a mirror.
It reverses the features, and really shows where things might be out of proportion, etc.
Good luck! 🙂
https://sageinthemeadow.wordpress.comJuly 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm #41933
Thx guys! I’ll be sure to try these tips!
https://www.facebook.com/lillian.parker.182940July 22, 2018 at 9:03 pm #41935J. Dekreel@dekreel
@lillian-parks-03 The one thing I noticed was that the nose and mouth were too close together. 🙂
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BlogJuly 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm #42009The Fledgling Artist@the-fledgling-artist
@lillian-parks03 The best advice I can give is to keep practicing. 🙂 Like Christi said using reference photo’s is a game changer when trying to improve. (I really liked that last drawing though! <3 )
"Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."July 24, 2018 at 12:27 pm #42073Ara@itisastarrynight
@lillian-parks03 I agree with Christi as well, try drawing and comparing your art to real life references and in time you’ll be able to see when there’s any wrong proportions.
The fifth drawing is great, but besides that one it seems there is a pattern of the eyes and lips being too large, mainly.
I can tell you are sensitive to values in your pictures, and that’s real good! *claps!*
Another thing that might help is, remember in real life, skin isn’t the brightest hue(light reflecting is).
This isn’t a big deal, but can make drawings feel a little odd when certain features are very dark while everything else on the face is the brightest white(even for pale folk like myself).
So when you darken things like the lips, eyebrows, etc, maybe try adding a little bit of shading to the skin as well
Sketching with no reference is like hiking without a map!July 24, 2018 at 12:34 pm #42075Ara@itisastarrynight
@lillian-parks03 I noticed you changed your profile picture to a picture of yourself! <3 I love being able to see how adorable and pretty you are 🙂 I hope I don’t sound creepy, though! Do you play guitar? (sorry if it was mentioned earlier, I suppose I forgot)
Sketching with no reference is like hiking without a map!July 24, 2018 at 12:55 pm #42077
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