Sunday, March 2, 2008

Lesson 4 - Monochromatic of Matthew



Hey guys, been doing this one for awhile and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dudes got an eye that almost pops out of his head! Sometimes I felt the level of the eyes were too exageratted, but I kept it in there to emphasise that one eye! Keep 'em coming everyone! All looking fantatic

6 comments:

Tim Bye said...

Awesome work - I like the background too - very Rembrandt like! Great

Kelly Toon said...

I like the exaggeration, I don't think it's too much at all. One thing that bothers me a bit is the values on the 'west' side (thanks for that, Jason!) of his face. It seems dark, and makes his face look overall kind of tan, when his skintone is very fair. The lightest portion of your drawing is right now under his chin on the neck, the contrast there draws the eye away from the face. I think if you maybe lightened the background values some, on that side, you could brighten the skin as well without throwing off that balance. This is hard to explain in typed words, heh. I hope it makes sense, that's just what I am noticing.

Steve Harpster said...

Great job pushing the features and really exagerating the key face elements. I also worked on the Mathew pictures and I have to say that the shading was really hard because it there were very few or very subtle values on the face. While the hair is and shirt are very dark making the face even lighter. the only one that had good lighting was the Kathy pictures, which in hind sight I wish I chose to work on that Picture instead.

Again good job

Steve Harpster said...

Great job pushing the features and really exagerating the key face elements. I also worked on the Mathew pictures and I have to say that the shading was really hard because it there were very few or very subtle values on the face. While the hair is and shirt are very dark making the face even lighter. the only one that had good lighting was the Kathy pictures, which in hind sight I wish I chose to work on that Picture instead.

Again good job

Jon Casey Art Caricatures said...

love the curve of the top lip!

Mark Sinclair said...

Nice job Nori! Very nice rendering! I don't think the eye is too exaggerated in terms of size.....I think you can get away with that. But I think what you could change "slightly" is the position of the iris and pupil of teh larger eye. If you look at the smaller eye it looks like it is looking at us ...the bigger one is giving the appearance that it's looking off to our left...I think you'd have a slam dunk/homerun/knockout piece if you could resolve that one minor issue. If you hold your hand up to block each side of the face you will see what I mean. Great job...

Oh and steve - I had the same problem...I had to actually darken the reference quite a bit to work from since mine was looking quite blown out.