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.

Polyvios Animations

Well, geokelly, that's the best job on that face angle drawing I've ever seen. Very, very, very greater performance indeed, if at all.

So, if I would and could nitpick this at all, I could and should say that though the edges and spaces all read excellently, that I'm seeing some of the cowardliness and rigidity in the lines. Would you be able to loosen up the organic head and head shapes with 20 minutes of 5 minute expression studies? (4 faces from all angles, all flipped vertically)

The reason why you could and would do this suggestion to improve is because, it can be able to draw out your forces and forms using the right side of your brain. And furthermore, to help make your facial relationships the least stiffest, and the most fluidest and liveliest.

So, my hat's off to you.

Polyvios Animations


Thank you!

Diana M.

Cool angle to draw from! My only suggestion right now would be to work on your line quality. I see a lot of short, scratchy strokes, and this reads as unsure of where you're going. Try working more with long, fluid lines, and thicken your stroke on overlapping forms. Keep line thin with details such as the ear curves and neck muscle. Best of luck moving foward!


Thank you! You nailed it re scratchy strokes! I will work on mindfulness

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