Been on a short holiday in France but now it's time to get back in action. Some sketches from my sketchbook. All from head. I find it really refreshing to do these gestures from head. You see immediately what you still don't know well enough. Which makes for accurate studies later on
This one looks a bit messed up right now. I've been busy with the face but couldn't get it right. After redrawing it several times and fleshing out I finally came to the solution. The problem (as always... ) were the values. I don't know... I always seem to put them to close together which always turns into a bloody mess. Lesson learned again. I've quickly put an overlay on it and pushed it to it's extreme. I am still deciding what is less work right now, repairing the damage or start over again.
Hey JiR! Distractions are sometimes welcome, but as soon as they get in the way of what you really want to do it's bad. I can honestly say that I still don't regret the decision to make my room and house more art friendly.
I went to a friend yesterday. We'd decided we would spend a day on some die-hard drawing. Instead we got drunk, very drunk, and all I've got to show is one lousy page. It was fun tho'
Some studies of the arm and hand. The first one is copied from Bammes. The second page is my own hand and the third is from memory. I think it is better when studying hands to also study the connection points. I am under the impression that what happens between one connection point and another isn't really that important. Those shapes can vary a lot from person to person. This tends to be less at spots where different bodyparts connect. I think this has to do with more showable bone underneath the skin that is the same for everybody.