Your artwork never ceases to amaze. You seem to have a special talent for capturing the essence of a subject and holding it in through flawless technique. The textures are stunning, especially in the clothing. I like the simplicity of the wall/background, because it makes the subject stand out, giving the feeling of respect via contrast and isolation. The shading is perfect, as is the shine in the eyes. I like the fact that it's a warmer tone as opposed to just plain b&w, it adds to the overall "detached from our world" sort of feeling. I think you have managed to deliver a piece that simultaneously shows an excellence in the craft and provides a breath of fresh air to the, perhaps slightly overdone, space of innocent child portraits. A job well done, and worthy of recognition.
DifinitiveKaiFeatured By OwnerApr 19, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can you please teach me how to draw real people, i know you are probably very busy, and i know it takes practice, but i am a really good drawer, just not as good at realism, if you could just take a few minutes of your time to tell me how (in traditional drawing) how you shade and make the face proportional, i would appreciate it more than you could ever know! just any tips you can provide... i especially need help on hair
I don't have a fixed workflow, it depends on the drawing but basically I do a quick first sketch to scale the reference to the surface and then I try to detail it. To make hair, I determine the different general light tone zones and then drawing each one from the clearest to the darkest. But I think it's hard to explain and easier to show, take a look at my video tutorials: [link]
You don't have to obsess in the portrait, reading some tutorials can help, but search your own style and sometimes and unexpectedly inspiration will come to you, don't let it pass by and catch it. Try testing different materials (pencils, graphite, drawing paper) and don't be disappointed if the result it is not what you expected to be. It's a hard path but with patience and passion you can't go wrong (I'm in fact trying to find my way).
Humble advices but I hope that could be a little help!
DifinitiveKaiFeatured By OwnerApr 20, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One thin I was really. Idiots about was how to draw chins and jaw lines, b cuz everyone's jaw is different, I know you start who the eggs shape and all that, but the guy I wan to draw has a wide chin, and if I draw the egg shape, it will look nothing like his chin