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Eye Grid Assistance

Image posted Nov.28th, 2010, viewed 121 times

Eye Grid Assistance

Many of you have done an excellent job of gridding the eye itself, but you've resorted to generalisations for the hair - almost as though it's unimportant. But it is VERY important for two reasons:

1. It's far easier to lose your way as you draw the hair than it is with the eye, which has recognisable features.

2. You'll learn to see all the tiny details that will add a realism to your work. Teach yourself to look deeper and deeper into reference photos. study a tiny area at a time and try to work out what's happening. Gridding helps with this, as you are at least having to study relatively small areas.

Look again at the reference photo I supplied and try to see what extra information you can pull from the hair.

This is a quick mouse-drawn idea of what I'd be looking for and noting on my grid - all are sufficiently visible for me to identify again at a later date as I'm drawing. I may or may not incorporate them all but at least I know exactly where I am in relation to the reference.

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