here's a study with a brush that is all high opacity
Keep it up, Jeff. You're doing really well, just stick with it. I think figures should be a big part of your study at the moment, you've got organic environments NAILED. The sitting figure might be better referenced. I had a bunch of guy sitting with swords in a throne references I shot with a friend of mine, but I can't find them anywhere, sorry.
Nice portraits man! I think you should start constructing your heads thinking about the mass and volume of the overall form first. The head is easiest when divided up into the proper masses and I find noses are important to "build" as well. Learn the skull, as it tells you the most about the structure at hand. I'm editing this, because I realized I was a bit vague here, sorry. Here's an example of what I'm talking about- "learning the masses" or the shapes. I found that my head drawings improved significantly when I studied the head in this manner, so I thought I'd offer it to you as food for thought. Just my opinion, and I definitely hope to see you keep up the good work!
This is also how I think it's wisest to go about learning the human body as well. You want to retain A LOT of information, because the goal is to be able to do this from your head when you're required to, right? Your business is forms! Just keep in mind that the things you're drawing will be easier to draw after each and every study. The studies themselves might take much labor in the beginning, but you'll begin to see the snowball effect in no time, and then it'll be "fun".
I'll be stopping by, it's really easy to keep in touch with you now anyway .
Last edited by Quigleyer; February 28th, 2011 at 01:04 AM.
Jeff nice studies mate!!!definitely keep up the anatomy studies, will improve u in overall.
Use most of black in the small places where light cant reach at all, (because in the most of the other surfaces u have reflected light).Keep it up mate