You might want to look for a tutorial on drawing faces ( Just google it I guess ). It will help you get the proportions correct when your drawing faces.
For example: http://www.rabbitprince.com/tutorials_art/face.html
Though there are probably better diagrams/tutorials than that but that gives you the basic proportions.
Heres a little update for today a skull done in charcole its not my best but not that bad. btw im working on figure drawing and faces at the moment and could use a lot of help if any one has any use full tips it would be much appreciated.
Thanks for checking out my book. I guess you are doing the same stuff Good to see, in your first posts faces definitely seemed to a be a much weaker point, while your rendering looks great. Keep at it!
Ok i havent updated this thing in like 4 months so i thought id get on it. lots of good stuff here in the SB section sometimes a little intimidating so if this stuff looks like crap tell me but its not my fault im scared to draw becaues of all ur guys good talent. o yah theirs like no order here.
Thanks for dropping by my SB , you asked me about digital painting but I don't think you should focus on it yet. For now your problem lies in the construction of your figures, heads, etc. It's good to see you've got the loomis books so go through Figure Drawing For All Its Worth first then move onto Drawing The Head and Hands afterwards. Also picking up the Vilppu drawing manual wouldn't be a bad idea either, it'll focus on using primitive 3D shapes as means of a base construction. Also, when working from the loomis stuff, etc. REALLY TAKE IT IN, don't just copy it or you're gonna be wasting your time I started doing Figure drawing for all its worth when I was 16-17 and I can tell you that I wasted my time a lot because I just copied the muscles without thinking about how they are as a mass and possibly how they function individually. Also do you have a tablet? If you do and you want to do a little digital painting, read the 'how to digi paint in photoshop' threads, etc. for a basic idea for now. Also, there are no real 'techniques' or anything, heck I pretty much only use 2 brushes in Painter IX which is what I use to digi paint. But anyways man just draw as much as possible and keep at it and you'll get to where you wanna go Some cool stuff here also heheh