Back to the gestures, their looking good and your getting a better handle on them now. I think im learning for myself now that gestures are deffinatly the way to go for a while to get some good progress but u figured that out a lot sooner then i did
im kind of jellous that girl from imagintation is pretty good and i always seem to have difficulties drawing girls from mind
Not much. More ribcage-pelvis gestures, and some studies I did of eyes; copies from Bargue, Sheppard, and Naoko Takeuchi (yeah, manga. I'll be looking at a lot of artists I like, not just masters or manga only, as I try to figure out how they draw eyes). I noticed my eyes were looking a lot alike, and I'm doing studies, starting with stylized to get into it and working towards reference/life. Oddball, but we'll see how it goes.
Getting better :] Not sure if anyone has suggested it but Loomis and Bridgman have great books available for download. I use them rather often, so you may find them useful as well.
Sorry, I have been posting this damn quote everywhere, but I love it, and I think others can appreciate it as well.
"Remember, there are things which you are in complete control of: How hard you work, how quickly you grow (this is closely related to how hard you work), recognizing opportunities, and taking advantage of them, what you know, and what you learn, being a great student with a curious mind (this should last your entire life), your willingness to share, to be taught,surrounding yourself with more talented people, more driven people, etc., committing to you goals and embracing them as part of your lifestyle, etc." -Sterling Hundley
Nice eye studies. I still have a hard time myself relating life drawing of a real eye and then applying it to anime style. I'm not sure if it's because it's so stylized or that the eyes in anime characters are more oval shaped than a normal round.
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Pigeonkill: I don't have too much of a problem, probably because I started to learn drawing from animated eyes (namely Disney and a few animated based series), but I also know the form of the eye. It isn't too much to stylize it if you know what's important. Good mangaka still follow anatomy, even if stylized.
Trefle: Yeah, it has been a while. Where've you been? Thanks for the compliments. I need to get back to doing more studies.
Gestures for the most part. Will try to get some other exercises and drawings in tonight, but may not go up until tomorrow.