Earlier this year I became frustrated with my progress and put down the pencils and erasers. Well, I've decided that I'm going to from now on work thru all my frustrations and ask your advice and crits when I feel like I'm running into trouble.
This is a new sketchbook, my first is in my sig. I made this new one because the look of the other is a little annoying and I don't want people to leave the thread because of the goofy way it loads.
Nevertheless, I'm still trying to work on my head construction issues. I have improved a good deal, but for some reason I can't seem to overcome a small hurdle. I'm beginning to understand how perspective on the head works and my heads are improving (thanks to Bridgeman books) but my problem is, is that when I start by trying to construct my heads (and this is not when looking on front or side) I lose control of the direction the head is looking!! I mean, I'm getting better at drawing the head, but many times it seems the head is aiming in a direction that isn't quite where I want it to look! This of course causes problems when trying to put together a full human. I've been working on anatomical studies and whatnot, but at this point, I'm pretty much going to stick with heads and hands until I can get them right. I don't see much point in moving on until I do.
So...here are some pictures, what I consider my best and worst, I have a bunch of other pages that I just don't feel like scanning (or boring you with).
If you have any advice on thought process, technique, construction, etc, I would really like to hear it.
(PS - some of these (you'll know which ) are copied from a book about anatomy lessons from The Masters...)