Go to the mall or a populated area. Find 2 interesting faces. Do a simplified caricature of their dominant features. Then do different facial designs with the challenge of keeping the same dominant features. Its a fun exercise I like to do….
Older leg and knee studies…. I used my friends knee as a live reference and exaggerated some of the shapes and muscle groups to make the drawing more pronounced. I recently started up a new sketch book so I will be sharing more recent studies and illustrations as well looking forward to more you your questions…
Sketch of an old city … in the old sketchbook. This is a simple study/sketch of a much larger and more detailed illustration I’m working on. Its my interpretation of ancient Mu. Doing perspective can be tedious work, but when finished it can give you a more cinematic look.
Here is an older drawing I did as an example of exaggerated muscle structure. More of a comic book style illustration. These were meant to be torso studies with dramatic lighting. Done with mixed media. Also if you haven’t check out my facebook page at www.facebook.com/drawingwithpurpose I will be posting some different artwork there.
Its always a good idea to draw different things outside your normal routine. It helps keep the mind fresh. What I did was go to a place like the mall pick out two interesting faces and caricature them. Then I just tried keeping the prominent features, but with different facial proportions to come up with different face designs.
I have been trying to draw anatomical poses from unconventional angles… here is a page out of my sketchbook. Marker with white conte… I have also been challenging myself to draw these in under a 30 minute mark with little to no reference.
Life drawing pose of 45min. Before starting to draw the pose, I walked around the studio until I felt that the angle I was looking at had a great silhouette, this makes it easier to read the pose’s action for people observing your artwork. Standing from the right angle can have a huge effect on how well your drawing looks once completed, sometimes we artist neglect this simple fact.