As always, white filled is no ref/imagination.
Aight, been a minute since I updated the blog. Directly after my last post I went into another extra lazy slump but I didn’t let the ~3 week slump turn into ~3 months like last time lol.
Redrew an old face I doodled back in 2013. I like the improvement tbh ngl
Random doodle I actually like a lot. Tried to go for a different look for the face structure than the usual I default to. I might go back to once I git good.
Half-assed Hampton hand and feet studies.
Some half ass bare assed figure studies.
The next batch of images are pulled from a psd titled “fuckshit week” I was studying half assedly for 1.5 hours max intermittently, basically nothing.
Practically nothing to say about these.
The next batch are from a PSD titled, “fuckshit week 2”. These lazy slumps are like quicksand….
Alright since that’s through, here’s me actually getting back into the groove of things. note:everything white-filled is drawing with no ref/imagination.
I really enjoyed drawing Joel from the last of us, this was before the reveal date trailer released, I was just trying to guess what he might look like in the sequel. I guess C was kinda close?
The next batch is where I really started getting on top of things(also got laid off of my 9-5 dayjob but I got another one). Really trying to focus and apply my studies every session and consistently studying for ~4 hours every night, I think I really have some momentum going here.
Studying leg bones and knees, knees are really fucking tricky. still don’t have a hand on their structure tbh.
no more running from hands so I started just drawing a ton of em.
Went back and studied the hands section from Hampton’s book trying to get a grip on how to approach the structure.
Croquis Cafe figure drawing.
Figure Drawing and more hands!
Going back to what I think helps the most, drawing a figure from reference and immediately trying to replicate it with no ref, this isn’t me going of memory, it’s trying to build the same pose mechanically.
Trying more sources on figure drawing, bridgman and vilppu.
More figure drawing.
Trying to break the torso down. I really want to understand how to draw that upper torso area because it’s so important for dynamic poses.
me honestly trying my best to understand Hampton’s breakdowns. Before I just half assedly did them because I assumed I already knew it but I needed to drop the pretense and give it my all.
More toros/figure studies.
Still going through hampton.
You know the deal.
I don’t know if writing notes help or not but I do it there and now.
Same as above. Like the naruto doodle actually, the proportions, hands and torso are off but i don’t think i would have been able to doodle that without ref before. Also, notice so far I’m not shying away from drawing the hands like I did before! but I’m still ignoring the feet….
Decided to stop ignoring the feet and went through the foot section in Hampton’s book.
Studied some of the limb positions I usually have issues with, slacked off and didn’t reproduce any from memory so I don’t think these studies stuck with me.
Figures and feet!
Bojack Horseman is pretty good.
And here we are, up to date, drew feet for 4 hours! and a naruto doodle.
Collection of doodles between the studies.
Let’s keep this up!
More Michael Hampton anatomy studies. Lower half this time.
idk, feels like the pelvis stuff helped.
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.
Took my advice from yesterday and studied anatomy.
2 hours of torso/arms anatomy from michael hampton’s book.
Hour of clothes/folds studies. Still lost af.
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.
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:
So I got like ~40% of the checklist done. Let’s try again tomorrow!