quick sketches 6/10/21

by Geokelley, June 10th 2021 © 2021 Geokelley

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 10 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Improve at correctly capturing the overall proportions of the human form

Aunt Herbert

Judging from eyes, ears, head-proportions, (which you nailed, and found good lines to depict) you are already familiar with the concept of the Loomis-head. But you haven't fully internalized it yet. It would have saved you a lot of trouble with placing the chin correctly, if you just stuck to the routine. (1/3 forehead, 1/3 brows to nose, 1/3 nose to chin)

The hair looks like you wasted quite some time on achieving a flat dark tone. Picking out a few dominant strands and indicating their curvature, to represent the rest of the hair, would go much faster and lead to a more convincing result. One general tip with hairs: they pretty much always have some highlights. Drawing the shapes of those highlights will help the eye to understand the darkness and volume of the overall hair better than covering all of it with random graphite lines.

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