Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Portrait Practice 1

Well, its been about a month since my last post. I figured I was about due for another one. Here are some head studies I've been occasionally doing to try and keep on my toes. These are from photo reference and took an hour each.


I'm very happy now that I've changed the look of my blog. With a background that is essentially a mini-portfolio, I don't feel so pressured for every blog post to feel like it has to include portfolio-worthy artwork. I feel much more free to post sketches, practice paints, and works in progress. If I can manage to stay on track, I should have much more to post in the coming months along those lines.

QUESTION!!! What sites do you guys use for anatomy reference? Are there any sites that frequently have new images uploaded of the nude figure? Yeah, yeah, I can hear some of you chuckling with a snide remark to that last one. Really though, if you've got a favorite anatomy site then I'd love for you to share the link in the comments to this post! Thanks a lot guys!!!

9 comments:

Rin said...

Those portraits looks amazing!!

Here are some good sites I know that you probably already know too:

http://www.3d.sk/

http://fineart.sk/

Erin McGuire said...

If you didn't want to be seedy but still needed body reference, I think I've looked up swimmers before. They're usually in good shape and have skin tight clothes on. Good for getting reference while at work too.

The Joyful Fool said...

post sketches and then dance dance dance and when you dance stand up like this and shake yo' ass!

Klaas said...

http://www.scott-eaton.com/

This site is definitely worth a look, especially the "bodies in motion" section.

Last said...

Wonderful portraits! I'm very curious what brush(es) you used here (and if it's Painter or photoshop), they have this wonderful painterly look!

As for anatomy - I use various sources, mostly photography sites (photo.net, pbase.com etc) for hi res reference from various themes, or screenshots from video, for interesting light and many views of the same person.

Dave Rapoza said...

Awesome dude! Thanks for postin around the daggers braaaaaaah :O! Hope you're doin good

Aaron Miller said...

there are a few people on DA that post a lot of stock and plenty of it nude.

McLean Kendree said...

Thanks for all the suggestions and kind words, people!

Piya said...

http://characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=photosets

Here's one you probably already know about....