I've been practicing this 'bean' method of helping sketching dynamic figures - and I've also been drawing loads of squares and cylinders from all angles since If I learn to draw those with ease, I can piece them together with the bean method to start drawing any mammal from all angles comfortably, or so I hear.
Not much of anything worth posting besides this, but even then it's the same old boring pose. I'm still glad I did it. I've sped up from taking 4 hours to apply all the steps in the art to around 1 hour.
*I want to add I've done some studying and learned to use the same value in my colors. I definitely noticed it making a difference in the aesthetics.
*Also want to note things I see that could be improved:
The highlights just don't look right to me. I should play around with a dozen or so finished eyes and see what I like and what I don't.
The neck looks a little chubby. It could stand using an inch shaved off the side facing the snout.
The hair at this angle I feel looks too 2D still, even with the shading. I feel like it might be something I'm missing when shaping the hair, but it could be because it's a straight side-shot of the pone. I'll have to keep that in mind when drawing front facing pones.(I see it now!
. It's that there's no spiky clumps in the hair. The lines I put in indicate thicker strands but no outer or inner placings of them, so they're stuck in 2D)
*Try to step away from heads now. Full pones are much better>>1766
Thanks. It usually takes me a dozen or two re-tries to get them the way I want it
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