Photo Realistic Drawings/Paintings

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  1. Compaq

    Compaq Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What's your work flow for the pencil ones? What do you focus on during outlining features, etc.?


     
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    I always sketch out a general shape first and get my proportions correct
    I start off by rubbing a 9b pencil on a cotton ball or cotton make up pad (The circular kind you can find at the grocery store/supermarket/etc)
    I lay down a light even layer wherever there is skin and that gives me the base skin tone
    Then I focus on the eyes and work outwards from there (to the nose, cheeks, mouth, etc)
    Once that is complete, I start on the hair by drawing in some basic lines to get the shape of the hair down
    Then I use a mechanical pencil to define strands
    Next, I add shadows into the hair followed by highlights with a battery operated eraser that I have sharpened into a point
    Finally, I work on clothing last because that is pretty much the most boring part to me :lol:
    At the very end I will sometimes add a dark outline around the whole outside of the form to give the drawing some pop out of the background (which I almost always leave white)

    And that's pretty much how I do it. I hope that helped! I've been thinking of doing one of those "speed drawing" videos where I set up a camera over my shoulder and then speed it up during editing....but I'm completely lost when it comes to all things video
     
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    Interesting, much like myself. How do you lay your first layer of tones precisely with your cotton pads? Or do you simply erase everything outside your outline?

    I used my fingers first, then moved to q-tips. Now, on the few occasions I draw, I use those compressed-paper pencils, and sometimes q-tips around eyes and other critical areas.
     
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    Wow these are really good!!
     
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    Nice works, I always envied this level of skill, but even more the patience the artist must have to accomplish something like this, good job.
     
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    Really nice work. More realistic than most of what I do. I feel I don't draw people very well. I'm never pleased with my own results. I just stick to nature and mythology themes... it feels safer. Haha. I feel in a similar way about Deviantart. I made an account there and it's not quite what I thought it would be.

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    Those are excellent. I have seen your work on the web in the past.

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