I did these over the last days. Figures have always been hard for me, so there is nothing better than to tackle the subject head on.
Gestures 30 sec - 5 min.
Inventing a pose and drawing it (I used some reference, mainly Loomis)
Studies I did of Bryan Lee's work. He is a master to me. The first 3 are after his drawings, the 4th is a study from a photo, trying to memorize the concepts I learned from his drawings.
Same as before, only I didn't do Bryan Lee - studies before - hand. I them overlayed my drawing over to photo, to check for mistakes.
Learning more about painting ice and portraits. Grafit-studio created the reference for the 2nd and 3rd image. <3
Someone told me that I should think more in terms of planes and not stop at seperating the light and dark - families. I think it helped to get me to another understanding of painting. Also I started to do my studies more and more in values, since they are so much more important than the actual colors.
Hope you dig it.
Here are some studies I did in order to prepare for more illustrations. I annotated some insights about values on these. I am also doing figure drawing practice every day, but I am too lazy to upload them :D
Studiiiiiieeeees. I got another boost to do studies by Jan Drenovec, who is an amazing painter and gives great feedback on my work :)
To warm up, for today's work, I decided to do a digital sketch. Just something to have a little fun with, instead of diving straight into paid work. I took a long stroll yesterday, ended up next to a grave-yard. Probably that is why I way inspired to paint one myself.
Have a great week.
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