Saturday, November 23, 2013

Where the Heck Have I Been?

Where the heck have I been? Man it's been a while. Well, I've been pretty much doing the same stuff I last left off on here. I've finished Riven Pheonix's "Structure of Man" and have been working through some of Andrew Loomis's books now. It's exciting to see the progress I've made and even more exciting to know that if I keep up with all this hard work I'll only get better and better!

Below is picture proof of the culmination of how much my anatomy knowledge and my drawing ability has grown (and this is a few months old now!). At the time I completed this I'd say I was struggling with drawing the human figure, but my understanding of the figure had grown immensely. Thanks Riven!

Now, as I've said, I've started on Andrew Loomis. I've also been supplementing with "Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists" by Joseph Sheppard and "Human Anatomy" by András Szunyoghy and Dr. György Fehér. Both great books I'd highly recommend. Using Loomis as a guide I've been practicing drawing mannicans and basic human bodies. The repetition and study is proving fruitful!

Additionally, I've taken to doing at the very least 100 drawings of the things I'm currently working on. First up is arms. The sheet below includes me repeating exercises and drawings from books, drawing from photo reference, and trying to draw some arms from imagination - which is the ultimate goal.

I haven't done as many "character doodles," as I like to call them, as I would've liked to yet, but here are a few of them below. I was trying a technique I saw on YouTube by Luigi Lucarelli - which is fairly quick, fun, and gets the creativity juices flowing!

Lastly, the Fort Langley Studio, located in none other than Fort Langley, BC, had a Halloween exhibit last month showcasing all sorts of scary art! I made a few pieces for the gallery and had them on display there for a couple of weeks. :D

I give you, Curious Centipede, Family Dinner, and Hallow's Eve Horror.