Monday, 31 January 2011

Loomis Study- Solid Forms

I realised that I left a page out of the Loomis book. So instead of doing more projections, I will focusing on doing solid forms, which is considered 'real character drawing'- it looks like I'm going to be on this page for a while.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Loomis Study- Projection

Now this is hard. There is this projection technique to enable you to draw something from several angles. But I'm already struggling to master the first step. Maybe I can do better tomorrow.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Loomis Study- Doing Further Loomis' Stunts

These were the last batch of faces featuring on Loomis' stunt page. I'm quite pleased with the result, although I felt I got lost in several details with the face on the left.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Loomis Study- Doing Loomis' Stunt

I'm now doing his 'stunt' involving drawing 3 circles to create a head. As I don't seem to recreate his heads accurately, as I am meant to use my imagination, I think I might get good at using this technique.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Loomis Study- Further Trick Stuff... Again

I think that this is a vast improvement with my attempt on that head from yesterday.

Loomis Study- Doing MoreTrick Stuff... Still

Yesterday,  I decided to progress onto the next set of faces in this Trick Stuff chapter. I was able to work out what was going on pretty quickly with the head on the left, but I think I will need to study harder to work out what was going on with the head on the right.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Loomis Study- Doing MoreTrick Stuff

It turns out the next page is more 'trick stuff'. This time it was another technique to draw faces. I hope Loomis has further guidance on drawing and positioning ears, because I think I'm starting to lose my grasp on applying ears to those these well constructed faces.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Loomis Study- Further Trick Stuff

This head study, based on Loomis' Trick Stuff technique, is much harder then it looks. I might give it another go before progressing onto the next page.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Loomis Study- MoreTrick Stuff

I didn't do much today, but just a quick sketch of one of the heads in the Trick Stuff chapter.

It's not bad, but I wouldn't mind tackling it again just to be on the safe side that it has sunken in.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Loomis Study- Trick Stuff

I'm now onto another section of the Loomis book, in which he gives insight into some 'trick stuff'. This includes another technique to draw faces. So here is my stab at the first head using this 'trick'. It went okay, but I prefer my first attempt, on the left, over my second attempt, on the right- that one seems more faithful to the original head then the one on the right.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Loomis Study- More Expressions on that Character

I've think I have sorted out that problem that I had with yesterday's study with that expression and I feel pretty confident with the other expression done today- the one on the left.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Loomis Study- More Expressions

I've just realised that I'm currently doing some studies on the same head, rather then a different. So yesterday's drawing is meant to be the same head as these drawings. I think I am squashing the forehead too much, in contrast to the actual heads in the book. So I might revisit the head on the right to sort that out.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Illustration- Hanging Man

I wanted to draw something off the top of my head. And this is what came out. I really need to do more drawing!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Loomis Study- Really Furious

Today wasn't a good drawing day. I struggled to get to grips with this 'really furious' expression. I might need to take another stab at it on another day.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Loomis Study- The Frown

Today's expression study is the frown. I found it awkward to achieve the actual finished head in the Loomis book.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Gerry Rafferty, 'Baker Street' Singer, Dies at 63 |

Gerry Rafferty, 'Baker Street' Singer, Dies at 63 |

Damn. 2011 is already turning out to be a grim year for entertainment already.

Loomis Study- The Laugh

Another day, another stab at a Loomis head. The theory seems to be there, but I suppose it's when I start applying this theory into my own drawing that this will really sink in.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Loomis Study- The Smile

It has been 3 months since I studied from that Loomis book. So have I improved since the last time I did an exercise?
Probably... but I'll let you be the judge of that.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Crowd Ilustration

I have decided for my New Year's resolution to do more creative stuff, like drawing, film-making, performing, and so on. So here is, hopefully, one of the many drawings I will do over the course of the year.

It's an illustration depicting the hustle and the bustle of people in a small market town. I just wanted to do something out of the blue, rather then from a brief, or contest/challenge/art-jam. So I guess the illustration is a rough cluster of characters in a scene.