While he was going through some drawings I went ahead and did a bit of value study from the designs he showed.
One of my recently discovered favorite artists, Paul Calle, states the importance of drawing from the human figure as much as possible (if I could find more figure sources). “Only through repeated practice will you be able to understand the basic structure of the human body.” I practiced some surface anatomy for artists so figure drawing can assist me in remembering the things I’ve learned. I keep forgetting the proportions. Ditto for human head.
I drew another portrait but it won’t be finished until tomorrow. I’m getting faster though. Not accurate but I’m relearning some value fundementals.
Also studying values for the head. No more color heads I guess? Just practicing different grade pencils.
Edit: also guess what I bought? Some carpenter pencils and metal pencil caps for my sharpened pencils. I finally got my hands on pencils darker than 5B.
But I am learning folds as I go.
I went to eBay again and found a good deal on old presidential figurines. I’m going to attempt to handpaint them after my paints come in.
He looks like the Gentoo guy, but I messed up on the eyes and nose lol
5 minute sketch, or maybe less. I didn’t keep up with the time. Tried to figure out facial fat.