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02 February 2010, 05:01 AM
Thought I'd take a serious go at "Fun With a Pencil" by Andrew Loomis. So far I haven't really used the techniques I've studied to create original sketches, I'm more or less just following the books instruction at this point.

It's definitely getting me away from how I typically go about sketching, which feels incredibly refreshing!

02 February 2010, 12:35 PM
Here are some more images from "Fun With A Pencil" by Andrew Loomis

02 February 2010, 02:52 AM
I am definitely learning a lot from this so far! It's amazing what a little practice can do for the spirit.

The road is long, my steps are short, but I'll get there.

02 February 2010, 05:25 AM
The point of these exercises was to construct the baby heads from reference within the book.

02 February 2010, 03:37 PM
Thats the right attitude! Good job so far, you are capturing the expressions very well, keep going!

02 February 2010, 05:01 AM
@Rabid1: Thank you for the kind comment!

Unfortunately today was a day bogged down by other life stuff, and I wasn't able to devote more time than the following sketches.

The section of the book I'm starting to get into is teaching his "Ball and Plane" method. Essentially it's creating a ball for the head, cutting off the sides, and creating a plane for the face extending from the brow-line. He provides a lot of images to re-construct using his method, and definitely encourages you to draw what ever your imagination can come up with!

The following images are basically just "notes", I have a lot more practice to do with this method!

Edit: I just wanted to add a little self-critique:

I need to think about each stroke I place down more. Right now I tend to either draw a lot of little lines, which are fine for beginning the drawing I think, but not for finishing it, or I draw solid lines without giving much thought or care as to their placement.
I need to use more eraser so that I can finish off the drawings properly, and so I can clean up those tiny lines I tend to draw at first.
I think thus far I have been doing a decent job of using the reference material provided in the book, but I catch myself working towards duplicating the final image instead of developing it from the ground up.

03 March 2010, 04:05 AM
I hate it when life stuff creeps in! But, here are some more.

I think I'm in the mindset that I need to create something fast -- I want instant gratification. I'm trying to consciously slow the process down a bit and analyze wtf I'm doing a little, but... well... I definitely have room for improvement!

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