At 1/20/12 05:42 PM, bigCman321 wrote:
I love how I'm the only person who comments in my thread. It's so quiet and serene.
Hey dude, I have some suggestions.
Firstly, decide if something is going to be a study or if it's going to be all about style. Secondly, keep track of your perspective even on a face, if it's not stylized DO NOT push the mouth over to the side of the face. Remember that faces have symmetry.
This is a link to a redline I made for you, I can't remember how to post images directly
Remember that it is made up of flesh and bone, not just lines, respect the volume of the meat! When you smile, your lower lid will lift. that's because of the meat. You can't just move one feature and not have the whole face stretch and twist to accommodate it.
ps. sideways mouths rock, but only when you are doing it on purpose.
Also, another suggestion on color:
Don't use the color that you think something is abstractly. If you think that a white house is actually white, or a lake is blue, or that tree trunks are brown, you are suffering from a very common misconception. One which is almost impossible to break without doing the following exercise and taking it seriously: Take a sheet of paper, and cut a little square hole in it (about half the size of a stamp). Now pick a particular object either in your room or outside (this works better outside).
and take a look at it, think about what color you think it is. Then take the piece of paper at about half an arms length away from your face. Look through the hole and line it up so you can only see a little bit of the surface of the object in question. Make sure you can't see any of the edges of the object. Now free your mind from it's preconception of the objects color. Take a REALLY REALLY hard look at the color in your little portal. It's not the color you would have used is it? The surface color is surprisingly different.
When you look at the surface of an object out of context you see it's real color. Flesh is one of the best examples of this:
Play some where's waldo with this painting and find the blue and green and grey in the flesh:
or check out the crazy colors in these hands:
So stop it. Stop using just blue to draw blue characters, they are clearly not just blue, and the sooner you get a grip on that the better your colors will be.
Well, good luck dude/dudette.