HELLO FELLOW ARTISTS. So I'd still consider myself a new artist but I'd really like to get better at figure drawing and portrait drawing. Keeping this in mind my practice schedule has recently been focused largely on gesture drawing/head construction and anatomy (using the proko anatomy course.) At present I'm putting in around 4 hours a day on these topics. I was recently advised by an artist that I may be 'rushing' by doing this and I should focus less on figure drawing as it won't help me so much on the fundamentals. He's suggested a practice schedule as follows: 30% line quality and exercises on volume & depth 30% arachnids & insects, to practice perspective and proportions. 10-20% figure drawing. I was a bit dis-heartened to hear this as I love doing figure and gesture drawing. Do you guys think this is good advice? Could I really improve more at drawing figures and portraits by drawing less of them? Would love to hear your opinions as I don't know if this is good advice yet >.< Thanks everyone, Wishing you all the love and all of the TikToks your hearts could desire. Glen
I've noticed a lot of artists I follow on Instagram use red pencil when they make sketches. Can anyone fill me in on the reason for this? I think it looks great - just wondering where this idea came from and why it's a thing. Have tried looking around on google for answers but there seem to be a lot of conflicting opinions. Here are some examples from artist Rik Lee: Thanks!