Hey guys, so I took a break yesterday from my studies, and have returned today to finish the last portion of learning the anatomy of the human head, which are the lips!
When I first started this course, I honestly thought that I’d breeze right through the lips section, because that is one area that I feel fairly confident in… until I actually got into the depths of the study, that’s when I realized I don’t know squat. lol XD
It turns out that the lips are actually a lot more difficult than I remembered, mostly because I never focused on the various angles, and complex forms that lips can make when making expressions. I will definitely be doing a lot of studies to strengthen this area of my drawings, because the lips can convey so much emotion and expression to a piece, and it’s almost criminal that I never took advantage of the opportunity to make some expressions to my characters.
Now that this portion of my studies has been concluded for now, the next assignment I’m giving myself is a personal one, and not from the course itself. One thing that Aaron Blaise doesn’t cover, is drawing and painting hair. I personally suck when it comes to creating hair, and I really want to get better at drawing it. Since Aaron doesn’t cover it in his course, I’m going to be looking online for a good tutorial, plus, I’ll be assigning myself at least 6 different styles of hair to create at various angles. Once I’ve finished that, the next thing I want to do is to create at least six fully drawn out and painted heads that cover everything that I have learned thus far. Once I’ve finally finished working on the head, I will be continuing on with my course with Aaron on the next section in his anatomy course! :)
I hope that you guys have been enjoying these anatomy studies so far, and thank you kindly for checking out my work! ^^
I’m still working on continuing my anatomy study from my course with Aaron Blaise. The top portion of this image was all done through the course, while the bottom six ear paintings were all done as self assigned homework. I studied the bottom ears from images that I found on Google, and instead of doing them in color, I decided to just focus on a black and white study. The rendering isn’t that fantastic, simply because I’m not that great at shading ears just yet, due to the complex forms. I also didn’t focus a whole lot on rendering, because the main point I wanted to get out was the study of just figuring out how to draw ears.
So yeah, I hope that you guys like how these all turned out, and I look forward to starting the next course study on learning how to draw “Mouths”! 🙂
P.s. the head on the top right isn’t mine. I actually took a screen shot of it during the course to use for the study like Aaron Blaise was doing during the course. I wanted to be sure that I followed along each step of the way! ^^
Today’s lesson was learning how to draw/paint “Noses” by Aaron Blaise. The course was about 30 minutes long, which you can see the progress I did during the course on the top of the image below. After the lesson, I gave myself some homework to continue the study by grabbing references from Google to try and reinforce everything that I had learned. The bottom six images were all made after the course, and took me a couple of hours to complete, probably 3+ hours in length.
I can already see a major improvement in my work, and I’m very excited to continue my studies and hone my skills as an artist.
I hope that you guys like how this course study of noses turned out, and thank you very much for checking out my work!! 🙂
I’ve just finished working on my study on drawing/painting eyes from the anatomy course by Aaron Blaise. Granted, the lesson didn’t include how to paint skin, so, I sorta did my best on what I could with that.
The actual eye for the lesson is on the top left, all of the other eyes were done by grabbing reference images off of google and trying to implement what I learned through the course into drawing these eyes I found as my references. I believe that I learned quite a bit during this short course, and I believe that the more I practice working on this, the better I’ll get at it.
I hope that you guys like my progress that I did during my course study, and thank you very much for checking out my work! 🙂
By the way, during the course, the only real eye that I worked on was the one on the top left, the reason I decided to do more is simply that, I didn’t think that it was enough to just do the lesson, but that I should give myself homework exercises to help me better understand what I just learned by putting all the info I gained into practice. Honestly, I could do more, but I figured that these would suffice for now, and as I move on through the courses, I’ll be sure to touch up on more eyes as I go. ^^
I’ve decided that for right now I’ve learned all that I can on my own learning how to draw/paint the human figure. I’ve decided to go back to the basics of when I first started learning by going over my course that I purchased two years ago from one of my top favorite artist’s, Aaron Blaise.
I honestly can’t believe it’s been about two years since I last really studied drawing people and characters. I probably would be a lot better and proficient had I kept up the studies, but, sometimes I get to a point where I get seriously burnt out, and bored… not the best combo, and the way I tend to remedy that is by taking what I’ve learned thus far and try and set out on my own to try and learn some more by practicing drawing people from life, photos, and anything else I can find. Well, I’ll admit, I have learned a lot, some good, and some bad, and I believe that I’m at a point where I seriously need to go back and go through my studies again. Hopefully, now that I’ve gone through and done my own personal studies, I’ll be able to go back through the courses and be able to get even more out of them than I did the first time around.
To compare where I am at now currently, here is a previous skull study that I did with Aaron from two years ago. The studies are exactly the same one’s, but now I have two years of practice under my belt. And to be honest, I was able to go through the course this time around much easier than I did before, and I thought it was funny when I wrote how difficult it was before, and now, it’s not so much difficult, as it is trying to be more observant and think critically about the structure underneath the skin of the human figure.
New Skull Study:
Previous Skull Study (2016):
Been working on studying drawing/painting hands, which is definitely a weakness of mine. Hands are so expressive, and can convey a lot of emotion, and if you don’t draw them right, I notice that it can throw the whole scene off. So, instead of trying to “hide” the hands in my drawings, I really want to get good at practicing them so when I need to draw a hand or two in a painting I’m working on, I can convey them correctly.
Still have a lot of work to do, but I suppose we all need to start somewhere! ^^ I hope you like how this turned out, and thanks for checking out my work! 🙂