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Critique my Planes of the face!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm
by mansen
hello everyone, i've been practicing the planes of the face, and face proportions as well, so i'd love it if you could lead me to where i could improve :D ...

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Critique my Planes of the face!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 pm
by Audiazif
I think you might need to work on things a little more. It looks like you are combining a bunch of different techniques on constructing the face and adding in a few arbitrary things without understanding how things are the way they are. I would maybe one method at a time to understand them before you try combining things. Have you tried tracing over a face with this method you are showing? I think this would show where things are working and where they are not.

I could sit here and pick apart things piece by piece but I don't think that would help, it would make for more confusion rather than understanding. If you change one thing you are going to have to change another, this is the wonders of proportions. Everything is related to a bunch of other things.

One major thing that I think is worth pointing out is that you are starting the nose way too low. The top of the nose starts higher than you have it in you drawings. This not only makes the nose too short but also lengthens the glabella and brow area. Again, I recommend tracing a reference to see how your technique holds up and where thing line up.

Critique my Planes of the face!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:22 pm
by mansen
Audiazif wrote:I think you might need to work on things a little more. It looks like you are combining a bunch of different techniques on constructing the face and adding in a few arbitrary things without understanding how things are the way they are. I would maybe one method at a time to understand them before you try combining things. Have you tried tracing over a face with this method you are showing? I think this would show where things are working and where they are not.

I could sit here and pick apart things piece by piece but I don't think that would help, it would make for more confusion rather than understanding. If you change one thing you are going to have to change another, this is the wonders of proportions. Everything is related to a bunch of other things.

One major thing that I think is worth pointing out is that you are starting the nose way too low. The top of the nose starts higher than you have it in you drawings. This not only makes the nose too short but also lengthens the glabella and brow area. Again, I recommend tracing a reference to see how your technique holds up and where thing line up.


Thanks for the critique! You're quite on point. my problem with proportions is that I've stopped drawing for more than a year. I'm only starting bank now, but I feel my memory is quite rusty. As you said, I've been trying to study several references to the head, again, thanks for the feedback!

Critique my Planes of the face!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:00 pm
by Audiazif
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For clarification here is a draw over. It is not perfect (done quickly and with a mouse b/c tablet is broken) and not quite the same angle as yours but hopefully you find it useful. I wanted mainly to show the issue I stated in my first post (red arrow) but went all out and did the entire thing. This also might show you how things come out off the face. I noticed that in yours they stick to a flat plane.

If you are rusty than it is understandable that some things are going to be off. Do more of these types of things and you will get back into the swing of things.

Critique my Planes of the face!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:09 pm
by mansen
Audiazif wrote:Image

For clarification here is a draw over. It is not perfect (done quickly and with a mouse b/c tablet is broken) and not quite the same angle as yours but hopefully you find it useful. I wanted mainly to show the issue I stated in my first post (red arrow) but went all out and did the entire thing. This also might show you how things come out off the face. I noticed that in yours they stick to a flat plane.

If you are rusty than it is understandable that some things are going to be off. Do more of these types of things and you will get back into the swing of things.



thanks for taking the effort, really appreciate it!

Critique my Planes of the face!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:35 am
by CaptainKiryu
I don't know if there is really a point in getting critique on something like this---I just don't know how helpful that sort of thing would be at this stage