Rollingman - Appreciate it! But I was disappointed to find that your sketchbook hasn't been updated? We know you have stuff to post.
Right, ...::: Fresh Page :::....
That last page spanned across a 2 year time period, so I've brought forward a couple of images from the end of that page.
YEAH DOUBLE POSTING INORITE. Just as a point of reference without having to trawl through all my old bullshit.
Just a study of the male proportions from Loomis. All this stuff seems so basic and essential - yet not once through school, art college or university did we get taught or directed towards learning basic anatomy.
Dude, I really love that last batch of portraits that you did! One little thing that I noticed is that when you draw the face in 3/4 view, the far away eye tends to slide up and down beyond where it should be so that's something to watch out for. Also came to say that I answered your question about that constructional drawing dude on my sketchbook. Not sure how informative the answer will be due to may faulty memory, though.
Stay cool. Loomis is a really, really good writer and teacher imo.
Also a sculpt WIP that I said I started. Haven't touched it for months, I kind of forgot about it.
Decided I wanted to step back, go and learn the head in general a bit better, then return with a better understanding.
Will definitely be coming back to fix it / continue along with it though.
Need some proper eyeballs when I come back to it.
Finally started doing some non-ref stuff. Yeah they start a bit shit, but serves me right for not practicing sooner.
There is 50ish there, will do another 50 and make it 100.
Was looking at Loomis briefly.
I had planned to do a mock-up of Loomis's head planes...
But Maya crashed, so fuck it. You don't get to see that. Just evidence of intention.
Was reading through the gestures and landmarks sections of Michael Hampton's book last night.
Quick gesture poses I find pretty tricky. I'm not great at conducting poses in my mind, particularly a variety of them in rapid succession.
Enjoy landmarks though, learning and beginning to practicing them. Scrawling all over scrap paper at work.
Using fine liner pens feels pretty healthy. I'm using an A4 sketchbook at home for going nuts in (as above).
Then my moleskine will probably be used for demonstrating what I've learnt afterwards. Whatever method makes me draw more.