mildly successful night

 

More Michael Hampton anatomy studies. Lower half this time.

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idk, feels like the pelvis stuff helped.

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Figure drawing on the left. Felt a bit more confident in drawing but I don’t know, it’s wasn’t a super tough pose. Second pose is from imagination, little more confident but the proportions are wonky but idk. the struggle continues.

 

aye, 3 hours back to back nights.

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08/06/2019

Took my advice from yesterday and studied anatomy.

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2 hours of torso/arms anatomy from michael hampton’s book.

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Hour of clothes/folds studies. Still lost af.

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10 minutes doodle from imagination because I’m sleepy af becuase I’m laxy af and started studying 2 hours later than I should have.

 

3+ hours tonight. Hey, we’re making progress.

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Start of the week! Let’s see if I can stick to the checklist I thought up in my last post. Pictured above is 30 minutes of timed gestures and 1 hour of figure drawing. We’re on track! I’m having so much trouble with these forms that I’m thinking I should study the anatomy more directly. So, after this blazing start what did I do? I procrastinated for the next 7 hours haha fuck me!

Welp, the night wasn’t a complete failure, I was able to do 35 minutes of folds studies:

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So I got like ~40% of the checklist done. Let’s try again tomorrow!

lazy fuck update

It’s so easy to fall off the wagon. So easy. Basically didn’t draw shit for a week. The routine is obvious by now, waste time during the week, make it okay by promising to make up for it during the weekend, be a lazy fuck and don’t do jack shit. Well almost jack shit, managed to kick myself to get 3 hours in Sunday night.

a first for the blog, went through a couple pages from barbara bradley’s clothed figure book in a sketchbook while at work.

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more figure drawing and timed gestures. still ass at the torso, still ass at tits and ass, still ass at the lower body etc etc.

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lazy fuck time skip. this is what i did last night, more figure drawing more of the same shit plus I was rusty from being a lazy fuck. I think I need to come up with a more practical schedule, i adhered to that schedule i posted a while back for like a week.

something like:

30 minutes of timed gestures

1 hour of figure drawing(dont avoid hands/feet)

1 hour of cloth/fabric/folds study.

1 hour of portraits/faces.

1 hour of drawing from imagination.

5 hours a night, it’s totally doable and not super stressful but im a lazy fuck so yeah, lol.

 

7/1 through 7/10 write-up

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Not sure what to say other than sitting poses and shit is hard lol. Failure of a night, fucked these up then went straight to procrastinating. 

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just a couple faces from imagination. I like the first one tbh. 

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Hands continue to be frustratingly hard lol. FInger and fingernail shapes kill me. 

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from some thread on /ic. Trash. 

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More hand studies and a clothes/fabric study. 

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figure/gesture studies. Pretty self explanatory. 

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Figure study on the left. Me trying to figure out knees on the right. Still not too sure about how to draw them/simplify the shape. 

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More Cloth/Fabric studies. Honestly, much harder than I expected. Always figured once I get comfortable with the human form clothes would be an after thought, fucking nope lol. Can’t wait for this to click, right now it’s just frustrating every time. Just gotta keep brute forcing it and reading up material I guess. 

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More figure studies, always avoided drawing the figure from the back, figured it was time to stop doing that lol. 

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More of the same really. Should have followed these up immediately with some doodles from imagination. 

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the smiley says it all.

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Been a while since I studied portraits. 

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From imagination. 2stiff.

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Fuck folds. Straight up.

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This Naruto doodle is the result of me lowering opacity and redrawing about 4 times. Sitting pose + folds? fuck my shit up fam.

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As of writing this post, this is my last study that I did.

At the beginning of last week I actually scheduled a day off from my dayjob on Friday so I could really put my shit in high gear-studying wise. Went to bed thursday all night with full intention to study my ass off the next day.

Woke up at 4am with the worst headache plus sore threat I’ve ever had, which developed into the worst cold/flu I ever had, this went on through the week, just my luck. Monday? this developed into awful congestion and fucked up sinuses.  Missed more days of work, spent out my ass for a doctor’s visit + antibiotics.

FInally, things have cleared up. So I’m back to drawing. If all goes well, I’ll be posting on Sunday night with a ton of studies I do over the weekend, *crosses fingers*.