Re: Self Portrait Photoshop Sketch
Well you have been doing art far longer than me but I can try and explain what I personally did to get it close to my likeness. Often what I do is find out what on the face makes me, me (or them, them). I also start with a really simple face and try and figure out the basic shapes on it and build up from there. Like I said, I've been using Andrew Loomis' books to help explain faces and anatomy, they have helped alot ("Drawing the Head and Hands" and "Figure Drawing for All it's Worth" - Both great books). His simplification of the head helped a ton in identifying features. I think it is just practice though, developing that eye that can pick up on key features that make a person that unique person. But that's just my take, I could be a bit off. I'll be fair that this self portrait isn't exact. There are minor differences, I was just surprised that I wanted to recreate my likeness and pretty much got it haha.