Q:Have you guys ever thought about red lining professional work? Sometimes I see some published work where the anatomy is all janky, and I think showing that this happens in professional world shows that everyone can improve.
We could probably do that, maybe once in a while. Most of the time we try to focus on the artist’s own work so we can give a more personal critique that works for them.
I think we could be open to these types of ideas though. I would say that definitely artists should do master studies (reproduce artwork from a Classical Artist).
If it’s no bother, could I have a written critique on all the things related to the things in the art section? I really need the help to improve my work as I’m applying to university very soon for Illustration, and I want to become twice as good as I am already…Thank you in advance!
This is Admin Tina,
I know you said you wanted a written crit, but I feel that my red line will help you out more than just my written response to you. Check it out:
When measuring the neck, you should compare the length between your collarbone to your chin and compare it to the bottom of your chin to the top of the round of the nose. They should be the same length. As you see here, your neck is waaaaay longer than it should be!
Your head did not balance the rest of the body, so I redlined it to be bigger and more balanced. When drawing, it’s a good idea to break your picture up into basic shapes, and even draw your eyes and jaw line even if it’s hidden. It will help you see where things are placed correctly.
Finally, I tried to stay true to your image. You can see that some shading was placed where the hood and hair would cast a shadow. Refer to this link when drawing hoods or anything else on the head.
Hope this helps you! Good luck with your University. My advice to you is definitely sit down and practice your basic shapes!
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I was wondering if I could get a red line? I’m having a lot of trouble with facial anatomy and I’d really love to get some guidance before I really start fleshing out the painting. I’ve tried mirroring the image because something just doesn’t look right but I can’t seem to figure out what it is. As always, thank you advance!
Admin Tina here, faces are no joke. They’re pretty hard, and it takes a ton of practice to do. I’m glad you mirrored it, because flipping your image is a useful tool! Not a lot of artists are brave enough to do it to be honest! I want you to take a look at this one link. (I highly recommend checking out our sister blog, Art & Sterf, there are TONS of helpful tutorials and tricks to anatomy!)
It was hard to determine the angle of your head since we see of lot of the side view of her head, but also we see the front view too. This makes her head look way too big what it appears to be a 3/4 view? Also, her hair line was waaaay far back. Unless that’s what you wanted, then all means you can keep that.
Here, I went ahead and simplified the red line so you can see where her eyes, mouth, and nose are placed.
Hope this helps you!
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Q:Hi, guys! I know this isn't your main focus and such, but I noticed you're all pretty great (and by pretty great I mean flawless) at drawing heads and such. I can never seem to find a facial construction tutorial which seems to follow the style I like (basically what you guys do), and some of them even look disproportional to me when I look at their result. Do you guys know of any resources that could help me get a better grip on head proportions and faces?
I mostly use proko, but our facial anatomy tag might help! my faces are pretty well just the result of trying everything I can get my hands on and then playing with it all!