copperfire Thanks! everybody's been saying that.
Rist I'm thankful for all the time and effort you put into critiquing and generally, helping my ass out.
My comments on the list are general. I already do some of these points, like the inking pencils part. Some bullets I'm not too concerned about, such as overlapping sketches. I hate blank parts of in my sketchbook so I tend to overlap to fit something.
When I sketch something straight out of the mind, I usually don't have to determined goal. I start with shapes and visualizing (using the visual library) and depending on the day it turns into something. The points on folds, shading, and perspective are very good and I'll work at thinking those processes through. Thanks mate.
I will steer clear of laying down lines in the paintings. I'm on a different computer and my self portrait looks totally different. I flipped the canvas today to take a look at it and it was a shocking and refreshing view.
I believe I'm putting down that sp and starting another head or sp next. I don't use any custom brushes. Most are PS defaults that I'm learning to use.
I'm back in school now and I'm taking a Drawing II class. I will build more on my foundations there. I'm also taking an oil painting class and I'm a newb at oils lol.
My goals right now are:
foundations in anatomy, perspective, painting in oils WTF
Master head digital studies
Bringing sketches/thumbnails to a finished form (any medium)
& building a portfolio
Break my fuckin boundaries and scare myself lol
Last update at the end of this (physical) sketchbook. Its a good feeling.
Kinda Shakespearean merchant fella.
enviro thumbies on graphics paper (best eva)
More WWII uniforms (these have helped and refreshed my rendering)
MG gunner, French general
wild and crazy inks