I like that long faced blond man, he really does have a striking look about him. You come up with such unique faces. Keep on studying as you are and imagine how it'll strengthen them even more.
And I know how you feel about full figures. So hard getting things you've been studying separately to meld together and have the right proportions and so on. Just keep studying, Loomis is good for proportions. I will say, however, I love dem outfits. Specially the girl's. Gotta love dem baggy pants.
I was going to say something, then I caught site of the newest portrait and I lost my train of thought.
Give me a second. Gathering me thoughts...
I can't believe how fast you started tucking into those head plane studies. Jesus, suddenly a burst of improvement in just one post. I'm glad you found those links a help! I'm also glad my jarbled critique didn't make you want to gut me like a fish. Aha!
Wow, I just keep looking at all those studies, I've always loved the way you've drawn faces but that last batch is bloody marvelous. Do hope you keep up the good work, mate. It's great seeing your stuff up here.
Naidy: Nope, your critique was spot on and absolutely necessary.
Made some proportion studies from Loomis & Perard before trying some more full figures. There's a few pages of just mannequin figures in Anatomy and Drawing, so I tried fleshing them out. ... With mixed results.
I like the female figures there, even the derp one. Mainly because I'm imagining that's the noise she makes moving, which is hilarious.
The man on the top right's torso is confusing me. It wouldn't hurt to do some more anatomy studies for how arms/shoulders sit with the rest of the figure. I have an anatomy book at home which is really anoying since if I brought it with me I could have scanned a few pages, attatched it and saved you the hassle of disentangling my ramblings.
But either way, you generally show an understanding of figures which is a fair bit above mine. So I ought to shut up now and do more studies myself.
Now lastly, I was going to say I'm glad to see you taking steps to 'flesh out' your studies. It not only makes it more interesting, I also reckon it helps retain what you're learning. So keep it up!
Naidy: That little figure with the wonky anatomy was just a ten-second doodle to see how many heads high my usual figures are. I know the anatomy's bad, don't worry.
But you're right, I should do some studies of shoulders and how they connect to the torso.
Unfortunately, my sketchbook is full and I haven't had a chance to buy a new one yet. So here's a for-fun drawing I did on printer paper to keep my self from going nuts. If you had giant moth friend, what would you name him?
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I have just returned from an exotic adventure (or possibly a two-day camping trip in Waterton...) and made a few sketches of the scenery while I was there. I tried something a bit more stylized with my watercolours.