I haven't completed the entire course yet, but wanted to try my hand on drawing a portrait using the techniques learnt from this course.
I haven't really doe much portraiture before, so I guess this was my first real attempt drawing a realistic portrait of someone.
I chosen my favourite photo of my niece Viki. I haven't realised that she had her tongue stuck out, this made drawing this a little difficult, as the mouth looks a little weird. (:
I would welcome any constructive criticism.
Here is a time-lapse of how I got to this point.
After Gabrielle's comments I have made some changes and here is the result:
In addition to the value changes that Gabrielle suggested, I have also adjusted the eyes a little as I noticed that the iris on the left hand side was slightly rounder than on the original, I think it has improved the likeness quite a bit.
Update 2: My second portrait
I tried my hand on something a bit different today. Found this great portrait of a girl with hair of smoke, which I really liked so I tried to recreate it. I didn’t entirely capture her likeness, but wanted to stop here as I didn’t want to overwork the piece. I like how the face is more refined but the rest of the details are really loose. Any comments would be much appreciated!
Update 3: My 3rd portrait
I wanted to draw a male portrait as I seem to gravitate towards drawing females. My main struggle here was the eye area, I felt like whenever I deepened the creases around his eyes it looked like he is wearing eyeshadow.
Update 4: My 4th Portrait
I am quite satisfied with the drawing itself, however I struggled to capture her piercing expression that inspired me to draw her in the first place.