one of my biggest and most frustrating problems is that i cant "see forms" when im just painting with light and shadow.
i stepped away from digital for a while and ive been really studying from burne hogarth and i finally get that hes not trying to teach you to draw like him, hes trying to teach you that everything is form. thinking like this really helped me understand the "depth" of things and why people say to draw more from life.
so after the hogarth practicing ive been able to translate alot of my anatomy and drawing knowledge in general up a level by just realizing everything is a form with depth.
i come back to photoshop and im surprised how foreign it still is. no matter how well out i draw a picture once the lines are gone i cannot see the forms correctly. i know my digital technique isnt on par with what i want or my strongest point.. why am i not getting this?
even if i use photoshop and just do it in black and build up shadows like with a pencil i can do it more naturally. with a pencil i can render something almost effortlessly, but not with painting.
i know you guys always say show a picture, so heres a study im about to do.
i even drew out extra lines just to help me a little before i paint over them.
i should also mention ive been trying to get good at digital painting for about 10 years... about about 5 taking it seriously as a career path.