Idiot Apathy - umm ... I'll think about it. hehe ... well, *whine* *whine* I'm not ready to work on technique just now ... soon, I promise
OldNoobie - thanks. The 'wallpaper' is from a 24" wide *Roll* ... yeehaw! For backing I use a piece of 15 x 20 illustration board...it helps improve traction on my desk.
Page Three Dance Woot!
Evxyza92 - No. I use Pentel "EnerGel" Gel-pens ... big fan of 'em (they are smooth and put down the ink nicely). A lot of what you see here is on tracing paper / vellum, so to help the ink dry rapidly enough I use a .5mm "needle tip". I do sometimes use a Copic markers, which have an excellent brush-like flexible tip. Very rarely I mess around with a Number Three Sable brush with some India Ink or Chinese Ink...the Number Three Sable is supposed to be *the* brush for traditional illustration and comic-book inking.
Q-Caddlewick - Thx thx. No criticism? C'mon man!
Pascallo - thank you, I will.
Well ... can't let this page stay empty too long!
A. shading and torso structure exercises from Goldstein
B. Forearm studies (from mirror)
C. Hogarth / Shading exercises
D. torsos from memory (except the Hogarth in the upper left)
E. Starting on Loomis' Mannequin, trying to root out and correct my instincts for proportion, torso structure ...