I am taking a break from fanart for a very short while (a week or so) so i can concentrate on my weakest skill which is 'portraits'. I've started on an easy one as i am not to bad at drawing men (terrible at women), and am pretty good and drawing stubble, so robert pattinson was a good choice.
Here are some of my 'fanart' graphite drawings.
The drawing was done on A4 bristol board using standard and mechanical graphite pencils.
First off, I just want to say that you are a very talented artist. Your realism is wonderful.
You did a great job on this protrait. The proportions are correct and so is the perspective. There is a strong sense of dimensionality and that's great because there's nothing worse than when your picture feels flat (unintentionally).
There was something that seemed a little off when I saw this the first time, so I googled some images of Pattinson and finally put my finger on it. I think his lips are just a tad fuller in your drawing than they are on real life. They are wonderfully shaded though. His squinty eyes and crazy eyebrows are so spot on.
The amount of detail in this is amazing, but if I had to pick an area to work on based off this piece I would say the hair/ear. They just seem like they were a little rushed or didn't receive as much attention compared to the rest. The hair doesn't seem to blend and flow like actual hair would.
Having said all that, this portrait really is exceptional. Again, you are very talented. I know this was a little long-winded, but I hope this helped!
Thanks alot. I actually specifically chose this bcause i like drawing stubble. I've also tweaked it today, as his hair looked like straw yesterday,lol. Still find portraits difficult, but will keep on practiseing.
xtrapointFeatured By OwnerDec 6, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Even your "weakness" is good XD. But the hair, specifically the parts where the light shines on the hair needs to be changed (since I don't draw realistic pictures I can't say too much about any other part but I do know a good amount about drawing hair). For instance right around the ear, the pencil strokes end up crossing with other parts, when that happens the hair starts to lose the realistic illusion. The only thing that you have to do to fix that is to 'draw towards the light'. When I say that I mean start with a stroke that has a bit of pressure then you just kinda flick towards the part with light on it. So like right at the top of the head you would start near the fore head and flick upwards with random stroke lengths being careful to leave some white, then you come from the top of the page and flick down, this should leave a bit of white in the middle and also it'll look like hair strands. Hope that halped ^^
Thanks alot, but you've kind of spooked me out. I knew that the hair was wrong (i was bored), but i was admanent i was not going to change it as i want to see my mistakes. But around an hour ago when you was posting, i had a sudden uncontrolable urge to correct the hair (i did not read your post). So i then spent 20 minutes tweaking it (can't do much as i sprayed adhesive on it). And then just as i caome to reupload theres your advice, which was just wha i was tweaking (the light etc). Either your telepathically was controlling me or its just a weird coincidence,lol. Anyway i really appreciate the constructive critisim as i need it as i want to be amazing at them. But i get bored and rush portraits which is why the hair looke like straw. Take a look and tell me what you think, i could not change to much but i will learn for my next one. And from now on you will be my 'hair' expert, but just don't controll me telepathically next time, lol.
I guess you'd think that, but if you saw *my* drawings you'd be dancing around saying you're the king of drawings Nah I guess we just always see flaw and want to improve... I'm sure you'll get to the photographic (as in the drawing looks just like a photo) point soon!
I checked you drawing and your really good. I will always see flaws in my drawings and will never be satisfied (i actually hate alot of my drawings). And I am very stubborn and hard on myself. As my goal is not to be good but to be up there with the best on DD, and i will get there no matter how long it takes.
Thanks for saying that, but i am not happy with my work (probably never will be). But there are artists on DD like 'silentdeath007' (check his gallery), who inspire me and i look up to. And it is not if but when that i reach that standard. And it will be with the support of my watchers that will help me get there.
Tweaked the hair slightly, but as i had sprayed it could not fully undo the damage. But i have a goal i have to reach, which is to be up there with the best on DD and i will get there (i'm very stubborn) even if it takes 10 years of non stop practiseing.