Skull Studies

Chris Legaspi has a new instructional video up on New Masters Academy. Really enjoyable and informative! I think these were about 20 minutes a piece.

Skull 1
Skull 1
Skull 2
Skull 2

Bargue Plate 10.

This one took a while. Not only are these plates challenging to learn, working with graphite on newsprint was a bad idea. Eh, I try things, sometimes they don’t work out. It was good practice due to the struggle for shading, though! Here’s the completed drawing:

Bargue plate 10
Bargue plate 10

And the work in progress shots, if you’re interested in the process.

Bargue plate 10 WIP
Bargue plate 10 WIP
Bargue plate 10 WIP 2
Bargue plate 10 WIP 2
Bargue plate 10 WIP 3
Bargue plate 10 WIP 3

Gift card

For Mother’s Day, I drew a couple cards using sketchbook paper. Loved the idea, hated the flimsy “cards”. So I decided to try my hand at making a printed card from a drawing. I think it turned out pretty well!

Da Vinci copy card version
Da Vinci copy card version

Loomis Mannikins

Working on the 2nd stage mannikins from Loomis’ Figure Drawing. These are really helping my visualize proportions. Besides adding a bit more structure, it’s getting a feel for the gesture of the bones and simplifies the 8-head scale into quarters (mostly for the lower half).

Loomis Mannikins
Loomis Mannikins

Loomis Mannikins

Working on 1st stage Loomis mannikins. Some from the book, some from abstracting photos, some from imagination.

Good for whipping up quick poses and builds nicely off the proportion work I was doing earlier in this book.

Loomis Mannikins
Loomis Mannikins