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 Iterative drawing help

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:03 pm
by Ajumani
 https://youtu.be/k0ufz75UvHs

what im getting from this video is that you would draw something,analyze it and then draw it again changing whatever you feel needs changing.

If I wanted to be able to draw heads in different angles in a certain style how would I approach that using iterative drawing method? Im also confused about how to use a reference to help with this method

I have a reference of the head Id like to be able to draw (https://imgur.com/idXPpyE)

Am I just suppose to draw one view of a head and just change the face or something untill it gets good, and then move onto another view im not exactly sure how to start practicing this and any tips would be great!

 Iterative drawing help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:09 pm
by fi_le
This is not an answer to your question since I'm not an iterative drawing expert at all, but it's really not a good idea to use someone else's drawing as reference. The picture you linked is very, very simplified, which is a big problem if you're tying to learn structure based on it, while also just having flatout wrong anatomy in certain parts.

Please use photos or, even better, live models like yourself in a mirror or a friend.

 Iterative drawing help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 pm
by Ajumani
fi_le wrote:This is not an answer to your question since I'm not an iterative drawing expert at all, but it's really not a good idea to use someone else's drawing as reference. The picture you linked is very, very simplified, which is a big problem if you're tying to learn structure based on it, while also just having flatout wrong anatomy in certain parts.

Please use photos or, even better, live models like yourself in a mirror or a friend.

Thanks for the tip! I'll stick with actual human heads when I practice from now on.

 Iterative drawing help

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:22 am
by fi_le
You're very welcome. Here's a site that might help you out: https://line-of-action.com/practice-too ... -practice/

 Iterative drawing help

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:54 am
by Engell79
Iterative drawing has done wounders for me, every time i get stuck with a subject, i go back to it.

My basic way of using it.

Look at refrence -> Put refrence awaye -> Take my time and draw it as well as i can -> look at refrence, understand the diffrences and why they are there -> Start from beginning again.//

eksample....

i was studying arms the other day, and i ended up a bit stuck on the Bracalis muscles movent in strech and pull..... so... i found 4 pictures were it was visble.
(only on very very BUFF peoples.) and i did iterative drawing for each refrence.

Same... u wanna draw faces from all angels... find a refrence for one angel at a time.... once your abel to draw that, then on to the next.


on a side note... for great face drawings you'll need a rather firm grasp at construction, id suggest some basic perspective work as well.