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Head Turnaround - Top to Bottom by RobynRose Head Turnaround - Top to Bottom by RobynRose
Continuing the series as requested, heads top to bottom.
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:iconmichael-sherman:
This can be critiqued in two manners.

1. as art itself
2. as a reference tool (which is art but we look at intention)

1. as art I find this interesting. I like how the dark hair is dominant in the upper images and it transitions toward minimal....BUT the grey of the deep background takes up the prominence. Transition then is what seems most emphasized by the artist. Both an arc forms in the repition of the head and the slight motion as it wavers and goes to the right.

As a statement is transitions, I find it exciting that diferent elements change in prominence. It is an intriguing example of time. Many other artists are exploring this theme and the artist has alot ahead to explore i think. This is but one in a series and handled a little lightly, tongue in cheek.

2. as a tool for reference it is only fair. It generaly lacks strong lighting. Light is what we are drawing. Alot of these poses make themselves so neutral in these things as to soften the shapes and volumes with overly generalised lighting. I visit the artists pages and see some interesting pose BUT, I dont do it because of all the work I would need to do to deepen shadows and drama in the lighting.

Of course if the artist added dramatic lighting someone else would complain its from the right and i need it left or top or whatever.

In the above set, the last image is strange and useful. It is split in half so I could make use of a grey or visualize as light. Both are apparent and the neck finaly has a shadow that offers a shape....and a nice shape. A complicated shadow with a core on the chin and an shadow accent where the trachea drops down and away.

Four distinct light levels: hair; lit skin; lit midground and last dark background

I split the ratings because different intentions were better or worse in the resolution.
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It is wonderful to see useful stock photos available for use on the internet. Since the reference material is focus more on the features, it should be used for drawing the features at different perspectives and distance from each other.

A few of the pictures do not match the centre line of the model's face, and may confuse some, but it also allows the viewer to see the shape of the face better. The facial expression gives a good sense of lightness or joy in the eyes.

The pictures has a lack of shadows that may cause some to be unable to identify the facial shapes from the cheekbones to the mouth, and also on the forehead. If the photos are available for download you can adjust the contrast and settings in photoshop to get a better sense of the shapes. Meaning the lack of shadows isn't a huge issue for the motivated.

I would suggest the viewer to copy a human skull and compare it to the model's face to understand the head better. Kxhara I do enjoy your work and reference materials. Please keep up the good work.
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Nwaogberis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Thank you very much. This will be helpful
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waveryceiling Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very helpful!
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RovanEth Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's so hard to find good head reference!
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:iconnonnyboo:
nonnyboo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Thanks for the references!
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ShadyHathor Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
EEP perfect for my portraiture A level >3 thanks!!

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MyDearKyoKun Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this helped me a lot.
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:iconluna212:
luna212 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used for a reference here luna212.deviantart.com/art/O-D…
thank you!
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SerenaSCipi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
your stock is so usefull!!!!!
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Eman-Thabet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you , it was helpful for studying the head angles , I did a sketch based on it fav.me/d6itpvs
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DokuDoki Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I just wanted to ask you if you will ever do this also while you're looking at camera all the time? I always have huge troubles to find such a references... Oh, and if you will ever do that, thank you very much then~
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moonlightartistry Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i used one of these as a reference for a drawing: [link]
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Ixi-Nox Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is a fantastic reference for those tricky angles I always have trouble with. You're an angel, madame!
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:iconicerock:
icerock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I took the privilege of using your stock here - [link] . Thanks for this great stock! by the way, who is she? :)
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:iconrobynrose:
RobynRose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I am the model in my photos.
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:iconicerock:
icerock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. You're so beautiful Kxhara. and love your shots. Thank you
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:iconemmaethyst:
Emmaethyst Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Finally! a decent stock photo of a head looking up! Thank you so much! :D
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brianna13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As an artist practicing my skills...I LOVE YOU.
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AVAdesign Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the wonderful stock!! U Rock! :highfive:
Used here: [link]
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:iconsadida25:
Sadida25 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello! Thanks for providing quality reference photos :)
I've used one of these as reference, here's a link to it ( I don't really post art on DA anymore) [link]

It's still a work in progress.
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:iconsadida25:
Sadida25 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And here's the finished piece!
[link]

Thank you!
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you for this, no weird perspective on heads anymore xD
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ursleoneo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
thank you
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FromAtoZart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thank you so much for these! It's fantastic to have a human reference to really understand these angles and lighting. Your a doll!
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navillatrait Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Very usefull! Thx
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VirginYouth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I just say the model is just stunning?
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Ecanze Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used your stock here as reference [link] Thank you!~
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:iconrincs:
Rincs Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Hello. :D
I used your stock for a reference. :D
Thank you.
[link]
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:iconchutato:
chutato Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hello :giggle: .. thanks for your photo. It was very useful, use it for a college project. thanks again! here is the link.
[link]
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Chocochocapic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reallu usefull!!! Merci :D
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:iconjollygolightly:
JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just what I need!
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:iconmonkeybussinez:
MonkeyBussinez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
youre beautifull!
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:icontlclark:
tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great references.
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redtrujillo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
beautifull ^^ ... I I mean usefull !! ^^;
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ReddMistDragon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! It might really help me lots! :thumbsup:
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sweetwrappers Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
you're so pretty! you have such a lovely face and great stock as usual. thank you for sharing
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nelsopotato Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Awesome and super useful reffs! Any chance of you making the same thing but with the face at 3/4 view?
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:iconrobynrose:
RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Possibly! It's on my to-do list.
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:iconkurisil:
Kurisil Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student
[link] I drew something using this as a little bit of reference.
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FightingForNothing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, thanks for making this! I've been looking for a fine perspective refs forever! :dalove:
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mondecolore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your pretty stock here: [link]
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