I think I spent about an hour on it, I had a reference image but was also trying to stylize it some what. I’m so inexperienced with colour, and have generally stuck to working in grey scale, but I figure if I want to start drawing characters I just have to try more stuff, it came out OK considering it’s my second attempt as using colour, something’s off about it so I’m going to leave it I think and keep trying new things. Helpful crit is welcome.

Been a few months since I posted, though it’s not because I’m lazy this time, actually been quite busy which is always good. I have a few project maturing which I’ll be able to show you more of soon. Exciting new sites and business type things that seem to be moving in the right direction, happy days. I really want to get back to making creative things I’m really starting to miss my fanatical drawing practice that I was doing, but for now we wait and do sensible things. Not that these sensible things aren’t exciting, they’re just not exo armoured paratrooper tearing through the jungle being chased by shadow mutants. One day I’ll make my film…. See the laundry powder concept up there? That’s a real thing now, something I designed is being sold and everything, doesn’t look like that yet though, it’s in brown bags and zip locks because printing and mechanically filling professional bags is bloody expensive. Once we get through the first few tons there might be the budget to have them done professionally, but so far the reception has been pretty good considering the relative dullness of the subject matter. Pop over to the portfolio section to take a look at some more entries I’ve popped up, all terribly dull, with more to follow soon. I also finally managed to record a couple of tutorial videos for another website i’m working on. I must have started over at least 20 times it’s just not a fun thing at first, but I think I have the hang of it now. So maybe I’ll start doing some tutorials here soon too we’ll see. BYE!

 

Last nigh I broke into the 30’s I think 33 heads drawn so far, it a little hard being so anal about feature placement alone, I get a little disappointed that I’m not finishing any pictures, since I get so little time drawing, but I’m hitting feature reasonably consistently so even if I don’t have anything I’d show to any body I know it’s working. I realised last night that I’m struggling with the neck and shoulders without the body to draw comparison lines/angles and distances with, so I’m going to modify my get good at things schedule, to remove the 100 heads and shoulders and work it into the torso practice. Here’s my warm up page from today

daily-gesture

I thought I’d post the reference photo’s I used this time in case anyone’s interested. The faces come from a very useful deviant art account, and the figure drawing used the pixel lovely tool again.

heads

http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/art/Call-the-Fire-7-244262837

http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/art/May-Queen-S-11-117077616?q=gallery%3Amjranum-stock%2F1854033&qo=913

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/235/8/9/war_weary___j___7_by_mjranum_stock-d5c7ewl.jpg

 

Also give credit to proko once again for his youtube tutorials, which I use to construct the heads very much recommended.