This was a lot harder than I expected. I really struggled with the dog's angles... and I'm not very happy with my results in general. I've been doing shapes as a warmup. Also included examples of shapes both from imagination and from observation.
Gestures Day 16 I’ve decided to try and stick with Stan’s style of gesture for a while - Simple, clean lines. As a whole I tend to put way too many searching marks on the paper so hopefully focusing on this during gesture will help. 2 min gestures, super inconveniently light HB pencil, mostly tripod grip. Critiques welcome!
What I struggle with is drawing lines digitally. I just can't get over the mental connection to the screen. I know there are screen tablets these days, but those force me to look down over the screen and I've gotten a pinched nerve in my neck from doing that. I drew with nothing but a ballpoint pen for a long time and got decent penmanship doing that, but when I try to translate that to a digital medium, I just really really get down on myself for not being able to imitate the same accuracy and line quality. I'm constantly drawing, undo, drawing, undo. Can't seem to get the line to go where I want to in my mind. If anybody has any tips on this or can relate and wants to rant, I would love to hear from you. Thanks!