The Forumer Portrait Thread (Back from the Dead!)

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  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2009
    Normally, I'd update the post rather than put a drawing up twice, but considering it's on a different page,

    sublimus.jpg

    Something about scanners, always make things look worse than you thought they were when you were drawing them. It's like instant fresh eyes, or something.

    EDIT: Size reduced because it was a little too "Woah, alright, there's Sublimus"

    EDIT: Edited again, this time to incorporate a little bit of the tonal contrast mentioned below, and very sadly, to negligible effect.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    What range of pencils are you using there, Crawdaddio? You seem to be losing a lot of your tonal bridge.

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  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2009
    3H, HB, 4B, 6B; not the smoothest range, but I buy pencils when I can afford them.

    EDIT: Not sure exactly what you mean by "tonal bridge"; I don't think I've heard that term before.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    It's transitioning between tones - bridging between your darkest tones and your lightest. Generally you want to expand that range as much as possible to give your drawings more depth, so you might go over a drawing with more hatching several times, darkening shadows where appropriate until you start getting a good gradation between darks and lights.

    sublimus_bridge.jpg

    Here's your image with the levels artificially pumped up in Photoshop. It's exaggerating the tones from your jpeg and trying to divide them out into a broader range of tones. Generally you don't want to be relying on Photoshop for this, and instead try to work it into your own penciling.

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  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2009
    I generally agree (it's always hard for me to keep an eye on tonal range when pencilling, because I always start out light, and darken over several passes, so that it always seems reasonable in comparison to the last pass. I try to find something to mark as black, so that I have a black point as a reference to help against that tendancy, but I suppose in this drawing it wasn't working as well as it ought to have been. Nevertheless, I went over it a few more times, though it doesn't really show (I tweak the levels to begin with in the Gimp, because the scan never seems to get the tones to agree with what I see on the page, but the first time, I think I tweaked a bit too much). I don't think I'll be working it any more, because the source photo wasn't very contrasty to begin with, and because I'm about done with going over the parts I know are off to begin with.

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  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    thanks to F87 and Mully for your awesome pics!

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    2v2xkjm.jpg

    I found this when going through a notebook I just finished off.

    wck.gif

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Haha! Sweet!

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So, uhm...do you have to actually be an artist and draw someone before you can drop a pic? Or are you guys just looking for some practice/a good challenge?

    Damn I wish I could draw anywhere near as good as any of you.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    you have to draw, but no one ever said it had to be good :)

    After that, post a pic of yourself and see how wants to draw your beautiful mug (silly/funny pictures are welcome)

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    that's right. I forgot to post a picture.

    Here I am... waaayyy too many years ago:

    007.jpg

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    omg, I need to draw you.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • MykonosMykonos Registered User
    edited April 2009
    copied and paste this from my thread because Im a whore
    Winners_Never_Quit_by_AdventDawn.jpg

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  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i'm glad this thread is back again... again!
    nice work myk

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