Did you draw some a centerline, or an eyeline? Those can be extremely helpful for placing features as well as getting them in a proper relation with one another. Also the ear should come in at around the same height to the eyes. But, it's greatly improved from the last one.
I realize my phrasing of this was rather poor, and you shouldn't just copy others blindly. Rather take a look at how they draw and compare it to how you draw. But don't steal ideas. Thanks DHB for correcting me there, I shouldn't stay up so late XDA lot of great artists learn by carefully analysing works and technique of greater artist and life it self by doing life study. Therefore there is no harm in using reference if you are drawing something unfamiliar.
10/4/13 - Drawing of a Girl
Lovely, very (n)ice work.
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I suggest some lines around the mouth and possibly a more prominent chin based on the ref. Also the hair could use a little more touching up and so could the whole area around the bottom of the scarf, like the jacket collar.(unless you decided the scarf was where you'd stop). And the scarf folds need some work as well. Other than that you seem to have improved your facial construction quite a bit Keep up the progress my good man!
As for the jacket, I actually semi-decided to stop around the scarf, and just drew the outline of the jacket as more of a placeholder, since currently my anatomical focus is facial structure/neck/shoulders. I'll draw the lower areas in more detail once I'm confident with what I'm currently working on.
Like you, I was also a bit concerned about the hair; I think I kind of rushed it. I will most likely look up a tutorial or some reference for drawing hair without spending 20 minutes having to make all the fine little lines and ending up with a messy, ill-defined mop ^__^
Thanks for all the useful suggestions and motivation. I'll be sure to keep them in my mind on my next drawing.
Another new drawing. It's done without reference this time.
10/5/13 - Reality Check (No Reference)
Hmm not bad, not bad. But if you're going for a more realistic look, the eyes need to be an eye length apart and I still feel the arms need some bulking up. But it's nice to see some more clothing. Keep it up!
Nice job! No reference as well! One issue I find is the neck looks a little thick compared to the shoulders. It looks fine compared to the head though, so try making the shoulders larger - just a little though
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