So, just over 3 months of extensive practice of fundamentals, i finally decided to go in depth with this one and other pieces. Still figuring out as i go, correcting lines, but this piece is completely out of my head. When i did pencil sketch i went for some sort of automatic drawing, only idea behind it was "fantasy, female, creature". Still figuring out how to use photoshop and brushes since i was mostly using Rebelle 4 and Corel Painter, but it's not that hard since my approach is more intuitive and i like to figure out on my own and i've got about roughly 100 hours in ps work. If it stops i google up. Honestly i've gone from really crappy imagination drawing to this. Before that i was mostly referencing other artists in both traditional and digital. I have somewhat finished picture in my mind already, i'm guessing i'll need 10 hours + to get it out. But honestly, what i want to say here, my approach was very simple, i was grinding basics hard, hours daily, from anatomy, which this site and Proko and Marc yt channel helped so much, perspective, foreshortening, values, etc... Now after all the hours i want to focus on putting as much detail out on every piece i do. I've done few other sketches in similar way, faces, creatures, etc... Feels like finding right approach to mindful practice and staying consistent helped me improve so much compared to my old habits. Tyvm, this community is awesome. ^^
My unexpected hero is called Hen-Man. He's like a Superman version in parallel universe, where people are half human half birds. He doesn't need wings since he can fly, but other Birdians with wings can fly naturally, not as fast or as good as he tho. Depends on how they are born. Some have wings, some don't, but technology is advanced enough so anyone can fly around. There are some who aren't born with wings. If a chick is in need, this guy come to help, due to very low crime rates on Birdia.
Sometimes it is easier to focus on one thing at a time. When I practiced gesture drawing, it helped to focus more on pushing the post and the gestural quality, while worrying about the anatomy less. Other times I would focus more on the anatomy and construction. It's tough for beginners to do both of these things well at the same time. That's why I recommend breaking things down and setting one intention at a time until you feel you're getting a grasp on things. Also, have you tried 'the bean' and 'robo bean' lessons from Proko on YouTube? That's another way you can build structure in the body. If you're learning something new, give yourself time. :) Pushing yourself always feels uncomfortable at first, but you can grow.
So, few days ago bought Rebelle 4. I really love it so far. I've done few hours of oils and watercolors but that's it. It's kinda hard but very fun because it looks so natural for digital art. Huge props to EscapeMotion for this software. Think i'll switch from Corel and use this one. For pencil and other stuff i use ClipStudioPro. Any kind of critique would be appreciated. Thank you