I believe I can fix that before finishing. Thanks for pointing it out.Quote:
Only thing that bothers me is his nose. Its a bit too geometrical/
This is a good idea and I should really adhere to it.Quote:
On a side note I would urge you to avoid shoving anatomy and characters together just because it can detract from the important observations you are making as you draw
I've seen you do this. The results look really cool, even while being helpful, so yeah. I'll do it too.Quote:
I also find that using wrapping lines to lay a "mesh" over the body really helps to understand the forms, perspectives and planes of the body (especially useful when rendering).
Improving the beanie guy:
1. Original sketch
2. Finding the planes
3. Meshing it out, Demonfyre-style
4. Bringing the face back into focus; making necessary changes
5. A better sketch, ready for color
It feels really good to draw this much. Much more fulfilling than sitting around browsing Reddit and playing Counter-Strike. All right, next:
Sketchbook page; the woman on the left was drawn from imagination before studying up on anything. Everything else save for the sitting girl was done after getting additional information of some sort. The "bean" guideline helps a bunch.
Full-size image: http://i.imgur.com/t7iW9ts.png (1495x2199)
Also, 45-minute sketches before class: