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*.

11/25/2018 – 11/26/2018 Face Studies.

I think this is the best way I learn. Taking my time to study from reference, analyzing why each line is whee it is, then immediately applying the study without looking at any references. 

1a is with reference, b is without reference. As you can see, this started out like shit. I think the main issue with my faces is that they’re too sharp, old habits from not studying and drawing tons of anime/manga dudes I guess. The eyes and jaw fuck everything up here. 

This went a bit better, still looks too strong/dudish. I recognized that I needed to take this slower. 

besides the fucked up eyes: neck is formless, eyebrows fucked up, an improvement but ugh.

Probably my most successful of the night. Eyes are still off, I like/hate the nose Face is probably still too long, cheeks and brows are too exaggerated. Gotta keep that in mind going forward . But progress, I suppose. ALl this is probably about 4-5 hours of work. I need to get more done. Tomorrow!

Sidenote: Construction/Draftsmanship is so important, wish I focused on that earlier.