Hey, I thought I’d post kind of a sampling of the practice stuff I do that isn’t finished work! I turn out a lot of this kind of stuff and it really isn’t meant to be finished work or even original, in a lot of cases; it’s all exercise. But I haven’t done a lot of finished illustration at all since the end of fall semester and I wanted to prove to myself and the Internet that I haven’t been completely idle. So this is stuff I’ve done over the past couple of days.
Page 1 is the exercise from chapter 1 of Alon Bement’s The Energetic Line in Figure Drawing. I’ve had this book for a while, actually, and am super excited to be playing around with it.
The mess of hands and feet and then the drapery stuff on pages 2-3 are copied from a set of reference sheets (mostly anatomy) I found on Tumblr once; I really wish I had saved the bookmark after I downloaded the images, because they have been super helpful to me just from copying them out over and over and I wish I could share them with other people without taking credit away from whoever made them.
The faces on 3-4 are copied from Andrew Loomis’s Fun with a Pencil. Again, just copying stuff out, trying to get a handle on how faces are put together. These look a ton better than what my copies of stuff at the beginning of the book look like, and I’m not even that far in.
The rest of page 4 is 30-second figure drawings of poses from The Drawing Script, and page 5 is the same website but with 3 minutes per drawing.
The last two are brush control exercises from Ctrl+Paint, which hosts a ton of nice clear friendly digital painting tutorials. Also drawing lessons, and advice about artistic progress and hardware and making an artistic career and basically everything you could ever hope for.