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Foervraengd/BittersweetDisease's MANGA to REALISTIC Tutorial Series!!
Part One - Facial Features
Part Two - Shapes/3D
Part Three - Shapes/Facial Features Explained In Better Detail
Part Four - Expressions
Part Five - Neck/Hair
Part Six - Drawing - VERY IMPORTANT INFO HERE!!!
Part Seven - Gender/Age
Part Eight - Ethnics - READ THE DESCRIPTION FOR MORE SOURCES!
Part Nine - Faces/Scars/Injuries/Misc.
Part Ten - Values/Shading
Part Eleven - Workflow
Part Twelve - Abstract Realism

Foervraengd/BittersweetDisease's MANGA to REALISTIC Tutorial Series!!

Part One - Facial Features

Part Two - Shapes/3D

Part Three - Shapes/Facial Features Explained In Better Detail

Part Four - Expressions

Part Five - Neck/Hair

Part Six - Drawing - VERY IMPORTANT INFO HERE!!!

Part Seven - Gender/Age

Part Eight - Ethnics - READ THE DESCRIPTION FOR MORE SOURCES!

Part Nine - Faces/Scars/Injuries/Misc.

Part Ten - Values/Shading

Part Eleven - Workflow

Part Twelve - Abstract Realism

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Not far back in the annals of art the ability to achieve just a lifelike appearance might have caused some wonder in a spectator, enough to capture his interest. Today with color photography and the excellence of the camera going perhaps even further in that respect, we are surfeited with realism par excellence, until mere lifelike representation is not enough. There is no other course than somehow to go beyond obvious fact to pertinent fact, to characterization, to the emotional and dramatic, to selection and taste, to simplification, subordination, and accentuation. It is ten percent how to draw, and ninety percent what you draw. Equally defining everything in your picture area, in value, edge and detail, will add more more than can be achieved in photography.

Andrew Loomis, Figure Drawing for all it’s Worth, 1943 (on going beyond mere technique in your artwork)

Reading Loomis today so I apologize ahead of time for any quotes I spam you all with.  Zoroko brought up hyper-realism the other day and this quote made me think of that. 

While basing your foundations firmly in the real world and doing super-detailed studies and the like is the way to go to make your work believable, being a human xerox machine (usually from photos they do not own) all the time is rather pointless IMHO.

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