wow, thanks guys for the comments!! :D
Umbravita - yeah looking at it now i can see the glasses don't even look straight! I got lazy on that part and it shows - thanks for pointing it out 8)
Fess1001 - thanks for stopping by! The figures are from ref/stock photos on the net :( I'm looking into a local life drawing class, its £100 for the course though so I'm having to save up at the moment before I can sign on. Thank you for your comment on colours! I really appreciate that, I'll try to incorporate some of what you said in my next studies. I hadn't heard of the 5-value system before (should I be ashamed? XD ) but I've looked it up and will try to practice that with pencils soon. :D thanks again!!
Nowio - thanks for your comment! yeah I agree about the proportions, so much to work on I should really just spend a few days doing nothing but hands. but I keep getting distracted argh! lol
AriyaLothiriell - hey you're welcome! and thanks for stopping by here :D thanks v much!
kevin_ - thanks! I feel like I'm not doing enough though lol
Joaru - thanks v much :) Its hard for me to tell if the studies are making any difference to be honest, but then thats why I'm keeping this sb thread, so I can look back and one day hopefully see the improvement myself!
wannabeanimator - you are welcome! keep it up & thanks!!
Lost Shock - thanks ! the sp looks a bit flat to me now. but I think I was trying too hard to get a good likeness instead of rendering form properly. I think I should have done it b&w, ah well next time! Thanks, I'll try to do some more from imagination 8)
So I've been a bit slack lately.. this is what I have to show for the last week or so.
Spent way too long on this stupid painting, I wanted to take a break from drawing and then got sucked into this, which I hate now anyway. Its boring and it still looks FLAT ARGH. I made myself finish it because I thought leaving it would have been worse after wasting all that time in the first place.
quick enviro study from a photo ref after finding some new brushes to play with. I tried to lay out the colours with the hard brush first.
mix of loomis, bridgeman, studies from refs/quickposes and some from imagination. I did some drawing on the bus but it was so bumpy it looks like horrendous scribblings so I didn't bother scanning those lol. On the loomis page I forgot to prop my sketchbook up, I think that might have contributed to the stretchy heads a bit xD
allen schezar wat lol
tried to do some actual legs with feet on the ends from my head!
New WIP.. trying to be a bit looser.