So, I’ve re-discovered this book I bought awhile back by Loomis on figure drawing. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, check him out. I’ve gone back to the page a day of basics. This is a great refresher on proportions, figure structure, facial structure, different angles. I think this is going to be extremely helpful. Although the Eisner one is fun, and I’ll use it especially for more movement inspired practice, the Loomis book really tackles all basics.
Of course, I’m anxious to be a super star artist. But, I keep thinking about the whole, “Wax on, Wax off.” One step at a time kind of thing. Seeing as how I don’t have an endless amount of time to dedicate to this. I figure, if I can just do one exercise a day – it will pay off.
It’s like brushing your teeth. You don’t remember all the moments you stole out of your day to brush your teeth, but if you hadn’t have done them, your teeth would be in serious trouble!
I’m going to start doing character sketches soon, environment layouts, try and think of everything I wish I would have figured out a head of time from the last comic – because I need to have another comic done before WonderCon this year – and some prints – I need prints.