When i try and draw from my head i realise how fucking piss poor my anatomy is so, as much as i dont want to im assuming i should drop that for now. When i draw from a reference i generally get the size of the picture and double it and sorta work it from there, even when doing that i dont always get a good likeness. For example, with these 2 pictures:
First, took about 35mins, when i had shrunk it to the normal size i sorta, want to compare, so i put them together and i did a quick paintover (is this bad or good practice? i do it so i have a better idea of where im going wrong and i think that paintovers are generally cheap ) I realised that her back and thigh were way off, so i made a quick change.
Im aware of a few other fuckups but point em out and its all the better.
Second, took about 25mins, colors are totally off but i wasnt that bothered about that. Whats more annoying is the fact she resembles the ref more when her height is reduced by 15%~ and her right shoulder still fucking sticks out too much.
(Yes i know her head is huge but thats because im aiming to keep to large brushes, i wont be going below 19 for a while, at least not for the majority of it.)
Also, how does one go about getting into a sketchgroup or something because i feel like i need a bit more encouragement and advice to really better myself, at the moment im pretty much talking to myself.