anonymous said:

hey do you have any tips or advice for face proportions? Im really struggling to make them more realistic but they always end more toony then id like

i’m the last person you’d want to ask for help anon the best advice i can give you is practice practice practice but maybe this might help: try focusing on the shapes. when i draw/sketch, i draw with… well, shapes; i look at the drawing and try to envision it in planes… you know:

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ok that wasn’t very helpful but you know what i forgot i was making a progress/tutorial pic and dicked around/experimented with the last bit. this is why i should never be asked for help/become a teacher of any sort and idk if you can see it but there’s probably a reason why my sketches/art usually looks… clean/slightly controlled? it’s because i draw with shapes vs. just laying down shadows IT’S JUST SOMETHING YOU ADAPT AND MASTER THRU LOTS OF PRACTICE (also, different lighting affects the form so keep that in mind B’0)

have you ever tried painting in greyscale and then deciding you wanted to paint in color so you slap some color on and went from there? yeah 0/10 not recommended unless you’re going for a particular style (ex: adam hughes comic book art or smt) bc i’m used to painting with straight up color:

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alt you can always practice simplifying facial structure with a basic brush to get a feel for faces

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tldr no i do not have any particular tips besides “SHAPES” and “STUDIES” but i wish you the best of luck anon

actually you know what would help? modeling faces in a 3d modeling program - THAT’S WHAT I WAS GOING FOR: drawing faces (and anything, really) is like sculpting and carving out a block

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