Stock credits first, and a very large, very loud 'thank you' to these kind souls for providing such a wealth of reference material. Much appreciated here RobynRose
- 1 2 10 18 26 34 35 43 45ERIEYE-STOCK
- 3 14 9 16 19 20 30 36 38 39 40 48DanailyaReese-stock
- 5 11 13 46 47mjranum-stock
- 6 7 24 31 32 41 44 50ImperialStarletStock
- 8 17 25 29 37 42charligal-stock
- 15 23chamberstock
- 22 33ratravarman
john_logan - 21 The account at john_logan.deviantart.com is empty, and the source image name 'demure' does not find it when searching. It was a photo in my somewhat overfilled sources folder but appears to no longer be on dA
I've been trying to learn how to draw without a model or reference, but it's hard. Really hard. Working through Andrew Loomis' book, and skipped ahead to the 'good bit' where you start to add mass to your sketched skeleton. Skipping ahead without paying attention to the foundations doesn't work so well, so I've gone back a few pages and returned to drawing skeletons/figures from references. 100 of these ought to help a bit, so I've started with 50 women, and going to start the men today. These mostly avoid foreshortening and perspective, just aiming to keep things nice and simple for now, though I'll try for a bit more variety in the male selection.
Managed to accidentally use the same reference twice without realising until I was doing the stock credits. Very slightly annoyed at myself for this. Also wish that I'd had the resolve to stick with the grey/blue/black colour scheme, it would've made for a nice uniform composite image. Sadly I got bored of all the grey and started playing with digital watercolour (which is great fun, and now on my 'things to learn to use' list).
Couple of these caused me enormous trouble - 33 springs to mind, which is why it ended up with so much annotation over the skeleton. 8 was a bit of a nightmare too. Bending and twisting bodies make things suddenly much more tricky. Tried alternative representations of the pelvis a few times and settled on a half-baked semi-realistic approach - will continue to work on this while drawing the men. Better get started...