Juhani Jokinen: Yeah, improvement is coming fast now since I have nothing but free time. Sadly, I'm not yet very effective. I need to think how to improve my time management skills and how to keep drawing fun at the same time.
Peleng: Thank you, I'm honored.
Didn't draw for a few days since I was obsessed about completing Witcher. No more RPGs for me... I need to invest at least 3 hours a day on them to keep the interest. What a great game though.
Here is an example how to pull off perspective and proportions.
Xeon_OND: Yesterday was about 6 hours pencil on paper time. Usually I start to draw between 7-9 AM (hate it when I procrastinate until 9) and stop between 4-7 PM. It doesn't mean I'm drawing all the time. It's almost customary for me to take a half hour nap at some point of the day. WC breaks, preparing food, eating... all in all, I think I lose about 3 hours a day on different tasks. I recently clocked my "pencil on paper time" and got 8 hours during 11 hours of real world time. About once a week I get a crappy day with no drawing or only a couple of hours or so. Nothing is digital yet. I don't think I'll touch a Wacom in a long time. Pen stuff is people from life, 2-5 minutes usually I think. Girls from characterdesigns.com and I believe you recognize the last studies.
I feel like I've fallen under a spell that slows improvement or prevents it all together. I have to think how to get out of it... More still lifes and patience with a single drawing (sp's especially) is needed. I won't finish the trousers, it's meaningless since the construction is all over the place. The last page is from head.
Crass: Digital means going to colour and I don't think I'm ready for that yet. Grayscale digitals are possible of course too, but that's just more convenient with a pencil. My pencil skills need a lot of refining too. I've been thinking about doing watercolour sketches outside, but not just yet... maybe next summer.
My scanner behaves badly when scanning this yellow paper. Anybody else had this problem? Every inch of the paper is touching the scanner surface when scanning, I put a weight on it. When converted to grayscale they look good though, maybe I have to resort to that.