by Moonstoneblue, November 12th 2020 © 2020 Moonstoneblue

In 10 minutes (part of 2 hour class)

My current goal is: Improve at correctly capturing the overall proportions of the human form

(I don't know how to upload more than one picture in this post)

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Love your first attempt, moonstoneblue, that's very, very, very greatest.

Again, I feel some of the spacing and perspective of the side of head is a little bit chopped off. Why don't you please loosen up but be careful with the 3/4 head shots?

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A good drawing! I don't think you can upload more than one drawing for a critique request but some people make albums in imgur or Google drive and post links to that.

If you want to get better at drawing faces, it is massively helpful to study the skull and draw that. Some specific areas of improvement on this drawing:

- When you are shading something with round shapes (like a face), you can make it look more 3-D if your hatching lines follow the curves of the object. For example, the shadows under the eyes would look more natural if the shading went out from the center of the face rather than up-and-down as it currently is.

- Either the bottom of the nose is too far up, or the lips and bottom of the ear are too far down. The top of the ear usually aligns with the eyes and the bottom aligns with the lips.

- The neck looks a little too long but it could just be the angle.

Tx Williep

Very nice head. Line-of-Action has a section on Faces & Expressions. Strongly suggest you check it out. There is also a section on Feet & Hands which you should also add to your list. On your overall goal, you need to a study of human anatomy, both muscles & bone structure. Make drawings of what you find and keep them close by. The internet has much in the way of information (free) on these subjects. Drawing clothed or nude figures, you need to have a good knowledge of these subjects. You might also want to check out the following book:

"Morpho: Anatomy for Artists" by Michel Lauricella. He has a lot of related books you may find of interest.

Remember: Practice makes better. Consequently, practice, practice, practice.


Looks nice, the drawing feels very flat though, I would recommend focusing on how to light hits the face so that you can see the different volumes present on the head. Seeing the shapes of the shadows on the face helps you understand the overall placement of the head's different parts.

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