Realism photo studies from today
I've wanted to paint/draw more images with more details in reasonable scale and believable fashion. I restarted doing some photo studies and found I'm quite rusty now... But it certainly helps to get me in the motion so yeah it's a good thing while I'm sort of in a "art block". My aim is to create some images for myself that would make me want to "discover" things in it, so in paintings, I might need to try push details a lot and see what I end up with. The first image here is what I did on paper with a 0.1 rotring, and tried to push some (more than my normal) amount of details into it and see if the image holds up. It's a bit weird to do so in lines because it can easily mess up contrast and value. I may need to actually do some painting tries. This time I adapted some texture look from Ian Sidaway http://iansidawaydrawing.blogspot.com, which I somewhat like. Reference images are from Flickr, with original author names on top of each image.
These look great! How do you capture perspective and proportions so well (*jealous*). Can you visualize the scene on the page and draw it out, is it many years of practice or just something you just 'get?'