Yep, that's the new title. Thanks to the kind anon for contributing.
Tried doing tiny colour studies from Crl+Paint . I did these over the last 2 days.
Awesome way to learn about colour and light. But I am having problems with finding good photos to work off. Deviantart and Tumblr are riddled with beautifull photographs that are too processed digitally to work off them. I need some real lighting not photoshop filters.
I also decided to start each day with some quick 60-80 second gesture studies aided by this website
Today's and yesterday's:
Blargh. I feel like I am focusing on wrong things while working these. I need to think about proportions and actuall form of what I am drawing instead of just copying contours. Oh well, I have the next 40 years to get it right.
I'll be doing a general review of anatomy in the next couple of days.
Today I did some general "Um... How do I draw people, again?". Most of it is not fit for this blag, but at the end of the hour I drew a couple of figures from imagination. Each one took maybe 5-10 minutes.
They are kinda shitty, but at no point I had any trouble drawing them. Even the hands were a breeze. I guess that's what I've been working up to for the past few months. Being able to just draw the body without redrawing everything 10 times untill it somehow magically works. I still have a long way to go untill I can draw truly beautifull bodies with ease, but for now I am fine with mediocrity.
I think I am starting to get it. Once again the answer was thinking first in terms of simple form and gesture, and then using anatomy to make it realistic. My little breakthroug from couple of days ago seems to be far more important than I initially realised. Cool.
My biggest problem right now is foreshortening of fingers and the thumb. Gonna work on that next time.
Also 100 dailies! Whoooo... It took me only 143 days... So I guess these are not as daily as I would like to think. Meh.
I took a day off from doing commisions to practice drawing heads. I mostly focused on figuring out a way to draw better, more interesting eyes, and how to do them at different angles.
Some warmup faces (bleh, ugly) and some eyes I drew while figuring out how to construct them in 3d.
The 3 eyes that are somewhat shaded were quick studies from photos.
Even if you can draw pretty eyes it doesn't mean a thing if you can't place them correctly on the head. I did these to practice exactly that. Plus it does not hurt to draw some heads at different angles once in a while.