Friday, January 21, 2011

Brief Downtime

Hey guys,
I finished my shot today and had a few hours of downtime before I was assigned another one. I drew these while waiting. =D I was trying to push the facial expression in the running one but I don't think I did a good job since it still looks really similar to the one beside it. >_<

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hello Old Friend...

I've missed you! Man, it feels great to draw again. I'd still like to do a 2d test with this guy. I just need to time to do it in. I'm not too happy with the girl drawing. I hadn't used charcoal pencils in over a year and feel like I'm back at level 1 with them. I think it looked much better before I slapped some shadows on there. Afterwards, I realized I was using a hard pencil which would explain the nasty roughness. I'll have to pay more attention to that next time. Reference used: Miss Mosh

Monday, January 03, 2011

First Drawings of the New Year

Happy new year everyone! Here's a look at the first drawings of this year. All of them have proportion issues but I'm the happiest with the last two faces. I was trying a different method with them and like where I seem to be headed. I was reading through part of Henry Yan's book when I saw his quick facial studies. I decided to give his workflow a try and these three faces are the result. The first one looks horrid but the next two show significant improvement.

I've signed up for the mailing lists of various figure drawing groups in the area too and hope to be able attend some of them. I really miss life drawing and know the practice would be excellent for me. It'll all depend on the schedule at work though. I've been away visiting family for the past 10 days but I'm guessing things have gotten pretty busy while I was away.