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Two more skull value/construction studies.

References found here CGBrush.org


Female Skull Value Studies Begun!

Just the first one! I’ll aim to get them all done within 24 hours! I’ll be completing them after work so i’ll only have around 8 hours!

Female Skull Studies for Crimson Daggers Mentoring with Shyam Shriram!

I’m doing an online mentoring program taught by the awesome Shyam Shriram.
The classes are held over at the Crimson Daggers forum here.
The whole initiative was setup by Daniel Warren and Dave Rapoza (the creators of the forum). If you haven’t heard of it before and would like to join in with improving your art skills then you can learn about the Crimson Daggers here. All abilities are welcome as we’re all about improving ourselves artistically.

So these are my first studies I’ve completed for the first assignment:

The full assignment is this (I’ve only finished the first part!):
10 Female Skull Drawings – please spend more time on the construction, only line drawings.
10 Female Skull Paintings (Black & White, no need to render too much, just concentrate on the construction and values/tones)
5 Master copies

Studies from the past few weeks

Studies old and new that I didn’t upload. The Ned Stark study is current and I’m 6 hours in with a few hours still to go yet! Visit my livestream at livestream.com/lewislongsstudyrage to see my process of painting my digital stuff!

Asian dudes. Head Studies from ref.

One dude sketched fast on the Hong Kong MTR home from work and one dude from photo ref. I saved Davi’s (from conceptart.org) photo ref folder ages ago and delve into the black and white photography within every so often!

A couple of doodles from imagination at the end.





John Noble Construction Study

A one hour midnight sketch focusing on form construction, facial proportion for general character likeness. Not intended as a straight copy of ref. I’m using my knowledge of proportions and skull structure to get a tightish line drawing in the least amount of time.
Also trying not to make arbitrary marks. Everything is a conscious decision.

Should be able to get this in like 10 minutes though. So more practice needed!