i can "fake" my way through drawing a human face* using light and shadow to define the rough geometry of it. but i'm pretty bad at actually drawing one convincingly! this one is a good example - it more or less looks real (with a degree of stylisation i had to add to compensate for my inability to do "real" realism) but if you take a good look at it, the proportions etc are all really fucked up. idk if this is something i want to improve on!
*all drawing is about "faking" stuff anyway
like with most other inktober entries, i reeeally want to go back and edit this. the bathroom details need shadows for a more convincing scene. for the cow, i started roughing out a shape with a broad brush, expecting to test out a grid based overdrawing thing to make it look like a textured window - in fact the messy brush already provided a distortion effect that worked "enough" to not need overdoing. i added a little bit of displaced colour to add to the effect. but: on to the next 1
as always, i'm looking at this and thinking about what would improve it. (i'm posting the pictures as soon as i finish drawing them). in this case, obviously the proportions of the cheek plates are off - the left one should be brought forwards to match the other. the lighting could be better - the brightness of the front of the dauphin ornament should match the front of the faceplate. i'd also wanted to add more ornamentation but that could've been another hour's work 🤷
Tried another new technique this time. After spending ages and ages painting stuff in layers, I did a single layer over the top of it set to influence Luminosity only (about 40% opacity) and painted over everything using light and dark values picked from the scene. So it worked as like a unified light-and-dark map over the top of everything, which improved on the fairly wonky painting I had before that. Also used a smeary brush for the luminosity layer, which gave it a bit more of an oily look.
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@Pixley thank you! the whooshy pose was the first thing i came up with today that seemed like an actual good idea, and that led to this!
@alex It's amazing. The colors are so great and the pose really makes it, there's so much life in this.
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