Hello there. I am a man in my 40s who has been drawing since I was little, no formal training other than the art programs at various elementary/high schools.
The finished work I've done, I tend to fuss over and rework until it looks OK, I've never really sketched just for the sake of sketching and practice without
an end project in mind and I am trying to get in the habit. So, I am starting with 100 female figures, there's at least one random guy in there but I thought
I'd keep it consistent to one subject. I may do another session with guys later.
been at it for about a week now. Just grabbing random images off the internet on my iPad and drawing them on paper. I have a sketch program on the iPad
and I have been drawing guidelines over the photos so I can get in the habit of NOT seeing details first but overall shapes. I've also experimented with drawing
thumbnail size images first for the same reason.
My biggest blocker is getting proportions right. I tend to skew and distort things, I get stuck drawing details or stuck on a body part and the overall image suffers.
Trying to get to the point where I can draw what I see and not what my brain thinks it should look like. Going forward I want to study anatomy (muscles and bones)
so I can understand what I am drawing. But that is down the line. I want to work on accurate proportions first.
Would love any advice, pointers or just critiques.
Last edited by pencil-pusher; December 31st, 2012 at 02:08 AM.