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    hello ! i find myself struggling alot with faces and they always look somewhat awkward.. looking for some feedback to work off of :)

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    #29110

    Hi Jerber!

    Great drawings, I don't see this awkwardness you speak of. I think you have a solid understanding of the proportions of the face and are well on your way to being very proficient in your face figure drawings.

    I would recommend comparing your drawings to those of professionals you admire, as well as those you don't. Find out where you think your drawings are lacking and maybe see if there are ideas for stylization or rending they have you can take from them. Taking this seriously and learning how to look at other people's work like this is a skill that will benefit you greatly in your art career!

    Besides that doing construction drawings to gain a better understanding of a subject is very boring but it works.

    Very impressed by your drawings, Especially your quick poses have a lot of skill and character! keep it up

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    #29112

    got it, thank you so much !!! ill definitely be looking into other peoples works and see where i can go from there!

    #29113

    Good evening, Jerber, and welcome aboard to line of action, I'm Polyvios Animations and how are you? I must do say that your shortest and longest studies are looking like you've done the greatest job as you could, but you're definitely have lots of room for improvement.

    Just as what Ontevreden, then if you are looking forward to some of the most highest standards that you could and would reach, then you can and will look into this link on head shapes here. It's from John K. Stuff, the oldest blog for artists, animators, cartoonists and creatives and entertainers available. For example, there's some of Basil Wolverton (MAD) who did the funniest but ugliest faces and the zaniest abstractions featured in that link there, because we could use those for gesture drawing inspiration. If you could warm-up to those sketches, then I suggest you give them all you've got.

    Hope this thing helps you out so much.

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    #29115

    thanks so much!!!! i really appreciate the link as well, i'm always unsure on where to find sources to reference so this is super helpful. totally gonna be looking through it!

    #29116

    sometimes i have the same feeling. I have seen your drawings. I found many great ones among the 1 min 5 min and th 30 sec drawings. Lines are confident. the faces are vivid. the 3/4 backward portrait has its own life whatever the original looks :) keep practicing on a daily basis if you can :)

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    #29119

    Hello! I checked out the post you made, and I have some thoughts for you. I love love love how you've been able to sketch the face shape and features within the 30 second times. One thing I personally struggle with is the size of every piece of the face, compared to the face shape itself. You seem to have gotten pretty good at it in your practice pieces, and I can see you learn more with each one. Your one minute sketches are really nicely done, with great features. You clearly have the ability to capture the emotion of the face, which is wonderful.

    I think, for improvements, I can really only think of two things. I'd suggest focusing on the eyes for a few sketches. You've got placement and size down, but the pupils and irises, as well as where they are looking, is something that we tend to capture better in the longer sketches versus the shorter ones- which means less practice in general. Not that you're doing them wrong necessarily, just that you may want to add on the practice. The other thing is shading. Your shading is really well placed, but it does not vary. Consider focusing on different shades within the face, especially in your longer session faces.

    Other than that, I think you're doing great! Keep up the good work, and keep doing the 10 minute sketches, the one you posted in this gallery is wonderful!

    -Abel :)

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