Friday, November 5, 2010

Woohooo! I'm on a roll:)

Ok, I gotta say, I am very much enjoying my time now. Not sure what happened, but it looks like I broke a new plateau when it comes to drawing. I know, I know, still a ton to learn, will always be, but hey, this is pretty damn cool! For the first time, in my life - no less, I can really see my own progress!

So, cutting to the chase. Last night I decided that I need to do a facial study, to try and solidify my understanding of the face. I picked a random face and started working. My goal was to work from the inside out, meaning I was looking for skeleton landmarks that would create a solid proportion and structure, general head shape, then slowly but surely progressing into seeing how different facial muscles formed the face and caused certain forms of the face. Then I tried to get all those forms to work correctly.

I cannot describe just HOW MUCH I learned. This is absolutely amazing! I really understood how much all of that anatomical structure can assist you while working, and how much is in fact going on. No kidding, I was shaking while doing this, cause I was so nervous to put too much pressure on the pencil. Which, btw, finally forced me to start light, and progress from larger to smaller. Basically, I am finally doing things as they have always been told to me to do:)

Ok, I hope I didn't overhype this, as it isn't anything out of the ordinary, but hell, it deffinately is a landmark to how far I went so far. Time to complete - ~2.5 hrs.


If you want to see a larger version, go HERE.

Till next time!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Long nights, but loving every bit of it!

Been staying up quite a bit lately... Surprising part for myself is that the reason for it is me drawing! I feel exhilarated nearly every time I touch a pencil now (Should I be concerned?...)

Anyway, so I've been going back to learning a bit more anatomy as well these days, going through Glen Vilppu's head anatomy videos. I know that I am still really confused with the cheek area and the depressors of the lips area. It is really useful, and if you don't know it, better get them ASAP. Some of the best anatomy instruction videos that exist.

I didn't go all that nuts with drawing many heads (I will soon, however), but I did try my best at learning what Vilppu was explaining, and at the end of it all I did a head drawing from imagination, trying to remember all that I just learned. Can't say I feel succesful, but I do believe I learned something along the way...

And here is another little brain fart:

I have also not posted my lifedrawing from last week, i believe. As I had a session today as well, here is what I ended up outputting. Sometimes I hope the Pencil Gods will forgive my infinite sins... Because honestly, I fear that these sketches must be pissing the off a whole lot!