Heroic, thanks. The proportions are all loomis, I saw you're practicing them too, so you'll get them down soon too.
ODT, ow busted ... I don't have many men or portraits in my sketchbook, but I did have a realistic skull, does that count ?
I do draw more than girls, but ususally I don't like those enough to put them in, so yeah ...
That very first pic, was me trying to see how far I could get without ref, but with a lot of effort. I still see mistakes (duh !) some I could improve without ref (arms too long, hand not holding the spear properly), but that would be no use if I wouldn't get out the ref for that awful left leg. So I'll either someday redo that one with ref, or just leave as is, to track future improvement (hopefully). Thanks for commenting !
Enough talk, here's pics:
gestures, loosely from pics (first row) and without ref
same, with and without ref
lifedrawing, it was one long pose, but I wanted to do gestures from life, so I moved around. It's in some sort of brushpen-marker, fun stuff to draw with. Some feet & heads are missing, mostly cause of a bad digi pic (crop), some cause of bad planning .
last one was during the break, without model, but of course based on the sketches (got the arms wrong though)
first is semi blind drawing. Got bored with the model, so put some of the artists in.
another round around the model
C&C welcome as always !