I'm finally starting a sketchbook to see if I can stop being such a total slacker. I need to get good, and I need to get good fast, so my goal is to work at least 40 hours per week. It's nothing I haven't done before, but now I'm not in school and I don't have anyone kicking my butt. So please help me out and kick my butt!
I haven't done any real studies in a long while, and that's what I see recommended all the time in the critique center, so that's what I'm going to do. Here's a few to start. Some Bridgman copies, a few legs after Leonardo, plus a lizard critter just for fun. Any comments and criticisms are more than welcome!
Last edited by -Ross; July 19th, 2011 at 07:28 PM.
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Hey thanks for the encouragement Waschbär and Raffix. It helps. You guys better keep up the good work too. Here's a little sketch for some sort of Bird-man. Eek, I've got to work on that whole pectoral, deltoid, clavicle area and start drawing arms in the right orientation. And some heads from Loomis. They were pretty depressing at first, but I think I got a little better once I broke down and actually started constructing them step-by-step the way he tells you to. I heartily recommend actually following directions.
These studies are really just me procrastinating and not doing real work. So here are the paintings I'm currently supposed to be working on. I'm doing a series of five paintings for a little group gallery show in August. Two are finished, and the last one is still a complete mess. These two are both obviously very much works-in-progress. I also threw in a little landscape sketch I did the other day.
Yesterday was kind of a bust, so I need to step it up today. Here's a few anatomy studies from this morning. Rib and shoulder studies from Die Gestalt des Menschen, and some shoulders and arms after Leonardo.