I thought I might share my drawings with you.. They’re quite old, though. Feel free to leave comments, drawing suggestions and stuff like that. I am very keen on drawing portraits ever since I can imagine. Still I tend to focus on the face, which I think should be in the center of attention. Curly hair can drive me nuts, I generally hate too many details. Do you think there’s potential? Would you like to see more? Maybe you could even think of some improvements? I’m grateful for anything!
Heya, im going to comment like a know-it-all, which im not, but i can pretend! your drawings have a cool style to them which you should try NOT to lose. a lot of the time you give parts of the drawing a 2D appearance, whilst other parts are more 3D. this is actually cool, although you might not be doing it intentionally. basically the parts that look more 3D are where there is a stronger contrast between light and dark, or a more realistic one. for example, around keira knightley’s eyes and lindsay lohan’s right eye (on the left side of the drawing), you get a stronger contrast. you can make some of the darker parts of the drawings even darker to make them more dramatic. but they’re nice as they are.
also, you could make your portraits in the future have more of a likeness to the person they are of by paying attention to the ‘negative’ areas. i cant remember if thats exactly the right term, but what i mean is, if you look at the specific features of the faces (eyes, noses, etc), you’ve done quite well, but the spaces between them are a little bit off. so, for lindsay’s face her left cheek (right side of the drawing) is a ‘negative’ space, so to speak, and you’ve made it larger than it actually is in the photo. if you look at her both her cheeks and focus on where the light hits them, they each make kind of upside down triangles, roughly speaking. if you look at your drawing you cant see the same upside down triangles so clearly. does that make sense? if you see the spaces where there aren’t features as still being shapes, you will position the features better i think.
WHAT A LECTURE! sorry i couldnt help myself, because you’ve got a nice shading style and you’ve got an eye for certain parts of drawing, so i wanted to suggest how you could bring your proportioning up to the same standard! hope this comes across as complimentary! hope you draw lots more! :) sorry for my out-of-the-blue ramble!!