Immortal Cintiq - I do life drawing with mostly animators so I do more quick gestures than accurate constructions. But I do start off learning construction to see how things work first thats where loomis and hogarth and the books come in But loose curves are so much more fun!
Lux_Aeterna - Thanks!
Cameli - Thank you!
Some warm up studies I did and I decided to assign this week as dog week.
Story behind the first three - A boy who works at an intergalactic dog pound.
I've been watching too much Doctor Who recently haha!
jooo... pls stop being amazin ... haha no just a joke
hmm maybe you can bring some structure into your dog week idea like every study a dog from a other country or breed, maybe some orientation on mythological dogs and wolfs
hahhaha, now that's my favorite kind too! And the best kind definitely.
As for composition practices, I think the best way is just to do lots of movie studies. This is taught to me by Will Weston, an instructor at Art Center(and a fuckign badass instructor he was).
And just visit his website for details. He told us never to spend more than 60 secs on one study. http://www.willwestonstudio.com/wws/gallery/
There was a story he told us like, when he was teaching a comp class, he made all of his students do 400 movie comps a week, and those students are also taking another project class, and the other instructor was also making them do 400 movie comps a week. So when they came to him and complained about how tedious it is, he told them, "Well, you're gonna get good at composition really fast then." xD
Oh yeah, did I tell you I love your art? Anyway, I fucking LOVE'em!
I have too many excuses (weddings, moving, job change ) but back! Gonna pump it up and put more effort now. Been doing sketches mostly for the past month or so while finishing work before I leave the office
Picked out some to post here. Should be going back to studies and attempting finished pieces after!