Five times five.... plus two faces

in Sketchbook2 years ago

5.26.20 bonus heads v1.png

Hello Hivers! The focus of my last couple of days was all about @sketching, but I did paint at the end so I could have a "pretty thumbnail" for this post ;)

More specifically, I wanted to draw five sheets with five heads each. That was the only main rule, but on each sheet I tended to focus on something different.

I have been watching a lot of videos of advanced skill-level artists drawing, and I like to take things away from what they mention and try them out to see if it works for me. I'll talk about that more below when I add notes for the different images.

My focus was really on sketching for this one.
I speedpainted the underneath part, you can see how bare-bones it looks!

5.26.20 edgeless.png

These were chronologically the last two heads, bringing the sketch total to 27 heads. I tried to incorporate different approaches that I tried in the other sheets. I did this one rapidly.

5.26.20 bonus heads SKETCH.png

Fiveheads #1 — This was my warm-up, I wanted to try out some different angles and just look at proportion and shape. Few lines, but I sat and thought about each for a bit.

5.26.20 fiveheads 1.png

Fiveheads #2 — Drawn soon after #1, on this one I was getting a bit impatient, and somewhat failed trying to draw a "looking down" perspective. The looking upward one is not too bad. This is a similar, comfortable approach in terms of minimal lines as #1. I switch that up next to challenge myself.

5.26.20 fiveheads 2.png

Fiveheads #3 — Haha. You can probably tell that this one is a departure from the above. I noticed many artists use a more chaotic, rapid sketchy approach and I wanted to try it out. It felt really strange and uncomfortable trying to draw this way, but I think there's something there if I practice it more.

5.26.20 fiveheads 3.png

Fiveheads #4 — On this one I start to attempt to blend the appraoches a bit, using loose organic-looking lines in with more decisive, bolder lines.

5.26.20 fiveheads 4.png

Fiveheads #5 — By this point I had gotten a bit bored of using all the same shapes and started incorporating more cartoony-looking triangular and boxy shapes. Again using a mixture of the soft, feathery sketching and harder lines.

5.26.20 fiveheads 5.png

Bonus heads — like I said, I made these for a bit of a better thumbnail, and to at least get a little digital painting practice in. There are a bunch of different colors of backgrounds below, tell me which one is your favorite!


all images are my original work
created for HIVE on May 27, 2020.
Keep on @sketching!

5.26.20 bonus heads v0.png

5.26.20 bonus heads v2.png

5.26.20 bonus heads v3.png

5.26.20 bonus heads v4.png


Congratulations @sketching! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You distributed more than 400 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 500 upvotes.
You received more than 1250 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 1500 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board And compare to others on the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:

Introducing HiveBuzz Shop - Offer gifts with your favorite badges
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!

👋 Hi @sketching, I was flipping through the blockchain and stumbled on your work! You've been upvoted by Sketchbook / a community for design and creativity. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon.

Join the Sketchbook Community

Your characters look so relaxed. I like the way that the eyes mirror the light. The important part is that you are still having fun.

Those two are definitely out of this world.