Aftern my jolly jaunt to Italy I photographed a couple of Roman busts (heads) from the museum in Napoli and have decided to model them.
The first (if I remember correctly, I forgot to note his name down) is from the Brutus family and I'm currently on with him.
The second is the emperor Hadrian and I'll be doing that next.
thanks for the tip gster, I'll have a look as soon as I get the chance - fingers x'ed it has some good stuff. I dont have fur and hair though so they might stay bald - a bit annoying as both heads also have beards...
just realised I didnt post the ref shots - so you wouldn't know what he should look like - d'oh!
Heres the ortho pics:
And here's where I'm currently at. I've removed the beard and will be adding that separately. I added a bit of detail around the mouth (where it would be under the beard) but still have lots of areas to do:
you're definately right about the chin - its hard to guess how much the beard takes up and how much under it is skin and bone!
I think the mouth crease will be accentuated more when the beard is laid on (well thats what I'm hoping)
Here's a slight update, moved the chin slightly and blocked in the eyebrow creases in the centre of the forehead: