Ye, that right, Juxsen has agreed to mentor me!
Ok, first a little about me. Iíve been drawing a long time, mostly from life. Did an art education, then worked teaching for 2 years, then did an animation education, Mostly 2d. After that started working free-lance, and Iím now working 3 days a week at a small game-company. Modeling, and soon animating in Blender. So that 3d.
Well, although Iíve been drawing a long time, Iíve noticed that, especially when I draw from the heart, a lot of my work feels flat. Iíve been trying to fix that by drawing deeper perspective, trying to look at plains, and also giving a new amount of attention to my anatomy knowledge. I've also been doing drawing from reverence.
Well, obviously I donít know what Iím doing wrong. Sometimes I think Iím maybe skewing perspective. Sometimes I look back and it looks like some parts are draw from the wrong angle.
Juxsenís work seems very strong to me in that respect. When he draws a tigerís chest, it has width, length AND depth. Plains have obvious directions, and limbs and such rise from those plains at obvious angles.
A little about my tools at hand. I have a wacom, photshop and painter8. illustrator. Some other drawing programs too. Analogue I have almost anything you can think off. Many different sizes and types of paper, charcoal and pensils, aquarel, Indian ink. I even have acrillique and somewhere I should have oil paint and canvas. Though I havenít used it for a long time Oo. I have an easel and such and a membership to the local zoo
I should be able to spend at least 4 hours a week on these assignments.
Well, finally, what I hope to learn is to draw in plains, to get my subjectís dimensions straight. I feel I do ok in this when drawing from live, but I wish to be able to do the same when designing my own characters and poses.
I hope you will be able to help me in this Juxsen! And, of course, thank you for you time!
here are some examples of my work. the dogs are from ref, but they still look flat!