Falling behind on ~150 mannequins atm, gotta catch it up tomorrow. Putting up some older work.
Frustrated with Loomis mannequins, want to study some form. Sketching in the subway is tricky, since you feel like making omelet without breaking eggs while being launched to the geostationary orbit in a shuttle with no fastened seatbelts.
if you could apply your pencil technique to more accurate and complex drawings i think that would be amazing.
the anatomy in one of them isnt so great, but i can see that is an old drawing and youve improved since .....your new anatomy is MUCh better but the gradients in that one are oh so nice
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Hey man, great energy and nice start to your book.
I really liked the sense of light and volume in this one, great job.
I would say... hold off on doing those Loomis "templates" and do his other drawings, instead. There's more to learn from them,IMO... at least that's what I find. Drawing the template will make you better at drawing a stiff template; but drawing figures in real poses will lead your mind around in the same problem-solving ways that Loomis used to devise those drawings. You'll see how he foreshortened something, how he used a lighter line somewhere, where he dissolved a line into the background, feel the volumes of the body, etc.
But by all means, draw 100 mannequins from your mind, if you can do that, per day You'll be killing all of us in a short time with that
Been thinking a lot for last 2 weeks. Kind of disoriented at where to go (to which job) now and what to learn. Focusing on anatomy (skeleton), specifically — shoulders, arms, bum (-8, legs (knees!).
DeviantArt doesn't provide a whole great bunch of people to look at and get skilled, lots of beginners there (well, I'm just mega-idealistic). I want to understand illustration fully, but yet lack lots of conceptions. Although, refuse to follow non-explained points blindly.
your line work is quite stunning!, you still have a lot to work on, like some of your figures still look quite stiff and you still haven't quite caught the face structure though,keeo it coming, you're doing it right!
Great job on those gestures! I see the anatomy in your last posts improving like crazy Posemaniancs is great, tho sometimes the poses are stiff. I find it better to draw from pictures (or sites that host photos of models like quickposes.com), they have different body types and all natural poses.
ps: That helmet/gas mask in post 27 has awesome values, keep it up