hi guys!!!!thanks a lot to those who greeted me on my bday!!!
i had fun!!!
ok now what???im pretty busy with commissions..the last time i have a free time is like..uhm not really a free time but stolen time taking between breaks like doing my last 2 morrigans...im so busy i cant finish my friend's portrait
and to even start my gift for
and sorry also to
for a BIG delay
i cant believe the weather this past 3 weeks..3 weeks with 3 typhoons!!!lots of people became homeless...some of their love ones died and some are still missing...the crops that was about to harvested drowned in the flood..on the first typhoon i really dont kn ow what's happening on the other place cause im on my table doin the line arts of the hockey players and the naked morrigan and i even texting with my friends...having good jokes and fun then i went downstairs i saw my mom watching the news...the part of the metro was like having a chest deep flood..and it was in a street!!!the following day there were more news coming...the typhoon was like a wake up call for us that material things doesn't really matter..it wasn't like the flood will say "oh this is a beautiful house, it's a shame if we enter to this house...let's pass onto it"..it's not a good thing to happen but it teaches us lesson..
and i wonder where can i get that shirt that says "WHERE I CAME FROM, EVERYONE IS A HERO" cause it's true!!!that what's happening here right now..there are lots of charity works happening now...even from other filipinos that are leaving/working in other countries helped..they send moneys instead of goods and clothes cause it will just piled up on the custom and it would longer time to send it on the refugees/evacuees and besides those who are here that really knows what they need..basically all the people were helping each other here right now
how to achieve realistic drawings..really helpful useful!!it has illustrations of "how to's" check it out!!and no i dunno the artist personally [link]
well i browse the deviantart and i found these amazing artists...
i'm a fan of:
and yes some of my artworks are still on sale...the list of pieces on sale is from my "oh marilyn" piece up to the recent one except for the "a song for you pt. 2"
remember this guys..i got it from a friend i think 4 years ago...
WITHIN EVERY PERSON THEE IS A CAPACITY TO DO OR BE SOMETHING ESPECIAL....EACH PERSON HAS A MISSION IN LIFE, AND THE DESIRE AND TALENT TO GET THERE IS WITHIN EACH OF US. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF FINDING OUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS ARE....
i just wanna say this...portraiture is not just about the likeness but by capturing the emotions, expressions, moods, aura and the personality of the subject so it's better to master them first before you focus on the details.
tips on shading and blending(FAQs)
ok let me start in general rules....
-dont hurry on making a portrait you're creating a masterpiece not a mess!!!
-for shading starting with the darkest is much better..
-the number one rule dont leave any lines unblended, blend it with the shadings(but dont over blend esp. on the folds on the eyelids, the nostrils and the lines on the upper and lower lips and lemme include the limbal ring of the eyes,the hair, lashes, eyebrows, facial stubbles, mustache, beard and te lines for sections of the hair.
let me share you how to make my blending tool w/c i use for smaller details like wrinkles,fine lines, wrinkly lips, details of the iris..
- tear a piece of tissue(make it a long rectangular shaped)then roll it into a knitting needle,make sure that the tip is also covered to avoid scratches on your paper.rub it to the paper diagonally..ok?
and of course my sharpened eraser
- if you want to have like mine.buy a stick shaped eraser..i know a brand w/c sells it MAPED,choose the one w/c shapes like a blade for the cutter.then cut a piece of that,diagonally so you will have a flat-shaped end.
you can achieve lots of realism by using this like the shiny.moist parts of the eyes, lips, hair, and skin, jewelries, blades etc.
ok here i go even this may sounds a bit redundant:
WRINKLY LIPS: after lining the shape of the lips again start with the darkest shades to lightest. put the details(lines for the wrinkles)then blend it.always try to be careful doin the contrast..then for the lightest/lush/gloss just use the sharpened eraser.then blend the lip line with the shading.
HAIR: let me explain it by using numbers(this is applicable for both straight and curly hair as well as to their shadings whether its dark or light shades.
1)the shape of the entire hair or the canopy
2)line the sections
3)shadings: darkest to lightest
4)the shine(sharpened eraser)
5)line the sections again then blend
6)visible shiny strands; sharpened eraser
when it comes to shadings hold your pencil diagonally.for me using tissue for blending(esp. on the cheeks, forehead, neck, arms. chest)can give your subject's skin lush.if there are some spots that cause by the pencil w/c in turn make the skin a bit ugly ( i always have a problem with this one esp. if there's a poor lightings on the reference pics) just use the sharpened eraser(the pointed one) then work on them again until it blends on its "respective contrasts"
and this one came from a comment...you should know or somehow discover how to make your subjects looks alive, there are some parts that you need to tone down..to enhance the realism. honestly speaking...i still have'nt learn so much about that
about the limbal ring of the eyes it is not a whole circle it's a bit scaley(for close up shots.
and dont make the facial skin too smooth it will look like a plastic. you can also use sharpened eraser for the pores(just shape it like a steep triangle so you will have a pointed tip)just dub it as if your putting dots...
be very careful on putting shadows if the reference pics have a poor lightings.remember it's a shadows not a black hole!!!!the texture underneath must able to be glimpsed.and there must be a fade out don't put visible lines on the edges of the shadows make it more of a shading.
for other questions just send me a note ok
i forgot to say that RETOUCHING is very important!!!!!!
hey guys i just discovered some thing.you should try this esp. for those who want to put details on their work. in a piece of paper(maybe 2") create a window inside of that,when you're done...put it at the top of your reference photo then just like you will take a picture using a camera focused it on the part where you want to capture all the details.go ahead try it promise there's a lot difference....
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