Looking to figure out what I need to work on
Hello! I am hoping for feedback on these to figure out what anatomy things I need to work on (other than connecting heads to the body obviously there is a reason why the first guy does not have a head) and what things I have a good understanding of feedback on the lighting would also be helpful. the first headless pose was from imagination and references were used. The second pose is from life but my friend happened to be wearing baggy clothes so most of the anatomy details were from imagination (except the arms) alright thanks everyone!
Hey Crystal, I like what your doing here, I'm seeing a lot of gesture in these poses. I agree with @Leandro Alli , you would benefit from studying anatomy as a whole, and one body part at a time. I think though, because of the kind of artist I suspect you are, you should continue drawing from your imagination. As you learn new anatomy, use it in those drawings. So, about the heads, I like to add them into my gesture drawing at the beginning. A lot of people add the head after figuring out the torso and pelvis, which is fine. One thing I keep in mind is that the body always follows the head, just like the head always follows the eyes. This goes back to my animation training, that's why I do it that way. I did a sketch to show you what I mean about making the head part of the gesture. Keep up the work, that first figure you did is pretty good, and the boxing pose is really nice, I can really feel the distribution of weight. I hope this helps :)
I clicked on your profile and saw a lot of good studies, great job! What I'm going to recommend are things that worked for me. I think it's cool that you are trying to draw from imagination but I wouldn't focus too much on it right now. I think that a larger scale study would be great for you, pick a good photo reference and a larger paper, just like Proko uses in his videos. Draw it in full grayscale and take your time with it. You will have a lot of room to work and I find it the best way to learn anatomy. Another advice would be to start isolating body parts to work on, Just a pick a body part and try to understand it's structure with a little bit more depth, Proko videos are great for that. And for my final advice, it helped me a lot to understand anatomy by trying to sculpt it. Traditional or digital. Hope it helps, cheers!