And here’s tonight’s effort. Trying to get the proportions of the face down. I’m going off of Andrew Loomis’s book Drawing the Head and Hands, and this video simplifying it.
I’m … kinda getting there? More or less? I’m okay on the vertical axis; it’s the horizontal that’s giving me trouble.
Incidentally, 30 minutes is just the right length of time for me right now. Any longer and I start getting bored and frustrated, to say nothing of the pain in my hand from gripping the stylus. Gotta build up those … hand muscles, I guess (I see the joke you’re about to make; it’s okay. You don’t have to make it.).
Comic books are a medium I’m excited by, and would enjoy writing for. I don’t have the money to hire an artist, though. I could try and convince an artist to work with me gratis, with the understanding that we’d share ownership and any (hypothetical) profits down the line, but without a portfolio of completed comics, showcasing what a breathtakingly amazing writer I am, I’m not sure anyone would go for that.
Obviously, the solution is to draw them myself. And to do that, I’m gonna have to learn how to draw.
The goal is to start practicing drawing for 30 minutes each day (hopefully increasing that to 60 minutes after a little while). To keep myself accountable (and for your amusement), I’ll be posting some of my practice sessions on this blog.
So here’s my first session (from yesterday): Continue reading