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    Alessandra Bonvicini
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    Hi Everyone, I’m lost.
    In my drawing, even if I kept the same heights and widths than in the photo reference, the main head doesn’t look “right”. Help me to see.
    (In the photo the head doesn’t look disproportionate 😉

    Any critique, advice will be more than welcome.
    Stay well and safe.

    Graphite study

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    Tomas ChapotTomas Chapot
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    Hey Alessandra, nice drawings! Try not to copy the photo as you see it, but think about the perspective, form and structure that comes with it. Here i attach a photo of a quick structure sketch i hope it helps

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    Alessandra Bonvicini
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    Thank you so much Tomas.

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    Gavin Hubbard
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    I agree with Thomas. I think these are missing a clear que to what Steve Huston calls ‘box logic’, the appearance of turning of the forms in 3d space. Did you start each of these as simple ‘constructions’ or by putting down the outline as best you could and filling in the details?

    If it’s the outlines, then I’d suggest building the portraits out from the big simple shapes first , then ‘building’ the smaller ones onto each of those.

    I am not a professional, so take my advice with a pinch of your own judgement! 🙂

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    Alessandra Bonvicini
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    Thank you, Gavin… I did’t know the “box logic”. Great advice, I appreciate it.

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    Chris_LegaspiChris_Legaspi
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    Hi Alessandra, really nice drawing. A head turned up (or down) is very difficult so you did really well. I agree with Tomas and Gavin’s comments about structure and the box model. The first thing that I notice are alignments and anatomy.

    I would enlarge the size of the cranium and thicken the neck.  If you compress the height of the head, the proportions will generally read better. I would also make sure the brown line, eye line and fore head wrinkles all wrap around the cylinder of the head. Use the ear as a marker or guide. Hope that helps.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.forum.nma.art/580654/su1m4lpbfnb79bbgb9u0z435yzn5a3yn.jpg

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