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Old 08 August 2013   #16
Little hiatus, house moving related.







Working through the Andrew Loomis books. Wrestling with how the examples don't always match up with the formula's he states about thirds, and how this early on in the books, the placement of the features in the right place is more important than drawing them right.

People's heads and faces are all in different proportions and slightly different positions, right? I find it difficult applying this to the various heads I encounter, but I guess time and moving through these books will help me.
 
Old 08 August 2013   #17
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Originally Posted by Nekotiq: Hey justjake,
Just checked out your thread. Been going through it and what I noticed is mistakes during the layout/block-out stage. I think it would be best to practice doing blind contour drawings to get a proficient experience level at hand and eye coordination. Then maybe try doing gesture drawing next after doing at least 10-15 blind contour drawings, and at least once or twice a day. Then doing repetition to both exercises switching between the two, finding a warm-up practice routine that suits you at this beginning stage.


Thank you for the advice!
 
Old 09 September 2013   #18






And because I was eager to shade something...
 
Old 09 September 2013   #19
Not getting any better at drawing heads yet but am getting pretty good at drawing circles.







 
Old 09 September 2013   #20
Keep following those books. Draw from observation. Keep at it but consider quality not quantity. A few accurate studies will serve you better than pages of rushed studies. Not saying you are rushing, it's just a tip I have to continue to remind myself of.
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They're not in chronological order there :|

I've been getting too caught up in shading and getting things looking perfect at the expense of following the Loomis books, because I enjoy shading so much!
 
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I find studies much more enjoyable and rewarding compared to studying the Loomis books which I feel want you to perfect every step before moving to the next, making progress hard and slow.
 
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Old 06 June 2014   #27
Been terrible at keeping up with the journal over the last couple months, but I have been keeping up with the art which is the important thing.

I have started a life drawing course at a local college to go along with my sketchbook work.

52 images to follow!










 
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