Hey man, nice progress there. I think that your drawing skill art getting better and better. Loomis uber alles :-) Nice proportions and hands.
But I think that your painting, your portraits, need more contrast. I dunno, maybe you should work in black and white to study values. Btw, this is imo your best portrait.
haven't updated as much as i should and i have no excuse for that. Anyway i have a load of drawings on printer paper i cant be bothered to scan so i have a photo of some, and then a few scans. Will be working on digital stuff this afternoon.
Started using pen pressure to control opacity again after stopping for a while, finding it hard not to make everything muddy. Heres a skull from life which is muddy and a photo study of a lady where i messed the head up completely
I need to start aiming to update everyday. I have some drawings that i haven't uploaded but i think it would be easier just to post the things that i have done on the day that it do them, mostly because i am lazy and re-sizing images is tedious. Heres the stuff from today, sorry about the quality i'm drawing on a3 paper so i cant scan it. Also a digital wip that i really can't be bothered with.
Not my most productive day, but onwards and upwards. Some poor quality photos of poor quality drawings here, one of which is is a Sargent master study that was very humbling. Also been trying to draw from imagination more as it is a good way to pinpoint weaknesses.
That last thing's a nice experiment, just watch the shadows on his face. It gets particularly wonky around the nose. In general, you observe well, but you could put a bit more swing into your lines, like a bit more holistic approach if you know what i mean?
Looked through the SB and i can definetly see the improvement, the amount of life drawings is very good and essencial to understand anatomy, perspective, etc.
So all i can say is to keep on practicing and always correcting yourself.
I find that measured drawings paired with more gestural/free drawings of the same subject really help to understand what i am studying, they also train the eye very well!
Good work and Merry Christmas!