I can see that you're studying pretty hard! But I think perhaps have a go at studying muscle structure a bit more? In your studies I can see you're trying to get an understanding how the body parts move and what they are capable of, but it looks like you're basing this off of the very outside part of the the part you choose to focus on. I think if you study the actual muscle anatomy, you will have a much better grasp of what the limits are of the form, and where they can go. Doing this I think can help lead to much quicker progress. Also, I think you should keep a better eye on how your body parts look relative to each other (proportions like size of the forearm to the upper arm, to the shoulder etc...) I think as you learn to get your foundations of the form in place, things like values come a bit more naturally.
Anyway, good luck! I'll try and stop by again (*ī・ω・)ﾉ~~
Oh and I like the skin tones in the torso in post #272
meh just a small update some sketches-warm ups a cast drawing from memory (which i was originally drawing from life and a friend told me to draw it for her for just a challenge) and the skeleton dude draft that hopefully ill take the time to refine it MOAR
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Hey there Jim my friend, what Iíve realized that youíve started to understand form more
and more, judging from your last drawing pages. You are absolutely on a roll of improvement
and taking in consideration your strong dedication and maximum diligence, you are a true talent.
I love your approach, and I love your mindset, do keep on going like this and never stop
challenging yourself on your artboard. Thatís the best way to improve. Cheers.