Hey Marshall, Stan, I watched out for the eyes.training app from your studen, Marshall. Man it's AMAZING. I start now using it to practice! Thank you for the pointer. Man your student must geek (in the postive way) and I love it! Regards and big THANKS to him, Marshall. Kevin
Fun. From MAD No. 289, page 45. Mort Drucker. Maybe I should have been more precise, eyes are not in line - but I just wanted it to look like Dave and wanted to see how the hatching is used. I miss those programs. He’s the best.
Great course! Still need a lot of practice in rendering. It's fun to work from imagination. I liked it that the second drawing turned into a claw and for the arm I had a Gollum-like being in mind, with different anatomical forms.
Some sketches from before the assignment; exercises via Yt (Vilppu a.o.) and the figure drawing course. Then a page with quick sketches from stills of Stan’s vid and a few poses from the downloads. Hope to get better results when there is time for 1-2 hour sessions. But during busy times (like right now), I found out that these exercises were very relaxing, meditative.
While studying the pecs (again) I wondered about the muscles in the armpit region with the arm raised. With a slight alteration of the pose the position/visibility of the muscles also change - so I hope my drawing is correct. The second image is what helped me figuring it out.
Appart from the dynamic shapes studies of seals in the drawing basics course, I continued practicing on poses and portraits shapes. I tried to implement @Steve Lenze and @Martha Muniz 's advices , focusing more on accentuating movements, expressions, less on proportions and details. I tried to find interesting shapes while trying to give the impression of volume. I had a hard time sometimes, especially with the right hand of the man in the centre of the second page (which I had to modify as I never managed to draw the original postion)
I've gone back to your figure drawing course and have been doing 100 30 seconds beans as a part of my daily training and the folds and pinches are just something I struggle a lot with. Granted, I am on a timer when doing figure, but even in my lvl 2 drawings I feel like it just never crosses my mind to include these.