View Full Version : Portrait sketch tutorial

05-18-2009, 10:00 AM
I made it few months ago for some people on deviantart, who wanted to know how I'm doing crosshatching on my portraits. So I'm adding it here, maybe someone will use it :)
Sorry for my bad English, I know that I made a lot of mistakes in tutorial, and also in my posts, but I hope that you will understand everything what I wanted to show and tell :)

So here it is - the first part

05-18-2009, 10:02 AM
And the second, last part ;)
Hope that it will help...^^

05-18-2009, 10:08 AM
WOW! great tutorial!! :)

05-18-2009, 10:11 AM
Thank you Misterpaint :)

05-18-2009, 12:53 PM
excellent tutorieal..I'll have to try this out...Thanks...

05-19-2009, 01:49 AM
Excellent ! great ! I will try this as soon as possible !! Thanks.I added this to the tutorial index.

05-19-2009, 05:04 AM
hanzz and weembaman - no problem^__^ I'm happy that I could help someone with it :)

05-21-2009, 02:25 PM
Em...what an awesome tutorial on portrait sketching!!! I followed it along just fine with absolutely no problems with your English. It's intriguing to see how others approach the sketching of an individual. I seem to follow the same process that you do getting the basic shape of the face and then starting with the eyes for the detailing. From there, I can then have the better feel for the rest of the face, hair and upper body. Sketching is where it has always been for me artistically. I too, have never had any formal training except in Art class in high school where I always seem to easily excel in this subject (History or Science....forget it)!!!

I'm struggling though to get that same feel with digital sketching as I do with formal pencil and paper. So far, I haven't been too successful. I am really going outside my comfort zone with the "painting" of my artwork and hopefully in time, I will find it more comfortable and with more ease.

You're a delightful addition to this forum and such a wonderful contributor already in your first month with us! Thanks again!

05-22-2009, 09:53 AM
Thank you een :) And I'm happy that you can understand me, because it's hard to remember another language, especially when you don't have English lessons and you don't have anyone to talk in this language :)

Anyway - about troubles with sketching using tablet. Don't worry, you should use to it - it's not easy. I'm drawing on computer few years right now, and I can say that I'm quite happy from the results of my works only from past few months :) So if you would practise, tablet will be only a tool for you, just like a pencil or other medium :)

Some people said to me that whenever I show somewhere, I have to be in every place - it's the same with this forum - if I'm here, I need to be in almost every thread :P