2 question: how to keep track of all the skill an artist should learn while training how to capture the strenhghts of an artist while doing master studies
Hello everyone, I'm practicing head drawing, structure anatomy etc. I am studying from a Glenn vilippu course, new masters academy, I found it very useful and I think that I am learning the basic concepts of structure and plans, but I have noticed some difficulties in capturing the likeness, I would like to get some advice under this appearance (and in general). furthermore, if you can recommend sources that could strengthen my knowledge, I would be very pleased. Thanks everyone for the advice.
Damn, you don't have to flex your phone on us. :P Anyways, nice work so far. Your rhythm is pretty nice. I feel like that your lines are a bit too light. Once you get the gesture right, try to strengthen the most prominent lines. It will make the sketch much easier to understand. Also, some of your drawings seem like they are off-balance. To fix that, make a vertical line from the sternum. That line should also hit the heel of the leg, which you have the weight on. If it's not hitting the heel, the body is probably unbalanced. Hope I could help! Keep up the great work! :)
You've got a great start Valerio! I'm liking the line variety you've got going especially in the second one. Similar to what Arthur said, I'd say practice some head anatomy more. Andrew Loomis is a great place to start as he breaks down the head in a clear and simplified way. Also check out using the Reilly Method to help in construction and getting the face (this will work for the figure as well) to tie together from side to side. The little drawing I included is a trace over of your second drawing using a combination of the Loomis head and the Reilly Method. One thing when studying Fechin, is to be watchful of how he designs the face, and breaks the rules. What I mean by rule breaking is that you'll see him purposefully* distort certain features, or the thirds of the face, bend the center line etc.