I really like learning new drawing techniques and theory and YouTube seems to be a good place to do this. Yesterday I watched a couple of good videos. One of them was by Sycra and was about looking at anatomy in a simplified way which I thought was great. His website is at http://www.sycra.net/.
And his simplified anatomy model is here.
This got me thinking about the planes of the face. Now I’m OK-ish drawing a front view and a side view of a face but I find the 3/4 view quite difficult. I often mess it up. SO I thought I’d work on that a bit.
I followed the technique in this pair of videos by “My Drawing Tutorials”.
And this one…
I watched them and then had a go. My first two tries were pretty awful but it was fun to mess around with it. I tried the first two times in ink which was a not a great choice because there’s no going back from a mistake.
Then I had a go in pencil which was much easier. It’s still not perfect – I’m going to have to work on this some more, but at least I have a good solid method to work with now. 🙂