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February 8th, 2009 #66
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February 8th, 2009 #68
Looking good. You're definitely moving in the right direction and doing the right work to improve. I like your figure studies/gestures. Maybe try to do a few longer ones, don't stop doing the short ones(they're great and useful), but try to throw in a more finished one on occasion. That will teach you different things than the short drawings.
Also you might want to do a few studies on the facial features separately. Your noses and eyes are hit or miss. Sometimes they're nice and sometimes they are more of a nose/mouth/eye symbol. So sitting down and doing a page or two of eye studies from reference, and then a few pages of mouth and then nose I think will really help you a lot. It has helped me.
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February 9th, 2009 #69
thanks for the comment. i have found a new figure drawing session that has 10 and 30 min poses as well as gestures. i'll post those eventually. i completely agree it is a whole new ballgame getting into the more developed renderings.
and i think you're right about the faces. sometimes it feels like painting mural on a matchbook with a paint roller with the conte i have and the sizes i'm working at. so i suppose the solution is work bigger or use something more accurate. i got a pack of stabillo carbothello just this morning. it will make for some more accuracy i think.
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this is a tattoo i traded for a street fighter arcade machine. he had coop's devil girl with a guitar sitting on skulls on his other calf. so he wanted the same style but opposite. so white sitting on red. there's a really shitty cell phone pic of the tattoo after one session which is where it's at right now.
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February 15th, 2009 #76
February 15th, 2009 #77
It seems like you're stuck with the style of the industry, busty babes and flowers.
But i think you could improve on your life drawings a lot if you just slowed down and really observed the figure you're drawing. I know it sounds trivial but once you start to take your time and really try to understand what you're looking at, your drawings will get a lot better.
Draw what you see, not what you know.
February 15th, 2009 #78
life drawing seconded here
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