So...My Computer is back up, but unfortunately all of my Adobe programs won't open. I'm working on getting it all sorted out, but it'll take a while. At least SAI still works xD
However, I have taken the opportunity to work on my traditional drawing skills, and recently I have been doodling in my near-ancient sketchbook (it only has a few blank pages left in it) during class and free periods. I've been really getting into doing
sketches of headshots of random anime characters.
I noticed that out of my doodles, I at least draw one headshot sketch a day, so I decided into a "30 days Challenge" and make sure I keep up this trend. A self-appointed drawing exercise, if you will, and see how far I can improve by the end of the 30 days. So be prepared for the slew of messy sketches to come (since I can't edit the lighting or fix up the pictures on photoshop before posting them).
Feel free to drop some requests or ideas of characters for me to draw down in the comments, and as always Feedback is love <3
Most ended up being Waist-up instead of Headshots but oh well ~~
EDIT: So I decided to greyscale all of the images from the "30 Days of Headshots" series. The yellowy images (result of bad lighting + bad phone camera) were starting to bother me, even though one or two of them look better with the yellow color than black and white.If you want to see the yellowy versions, I am willing to post them to my scraps.
Post-Challenge Conclusion: I feel like I've really come a long way in such a short time. The Main purpose of this exercise was to 1) Learn about facial structure and 2) Better familiarize myself with traditional sketching. While I definitely feel I have improved in both of these, I feel that I still need some work on balance, especially asymmetrical balance. Unintentionally, I have also gained better skills at drawing clothing, especially collars and folds in clothing. I still need work on the transition between the shoulders and arms; I didn't spend much focus and time on this area, since it was not my intention to improve those areas through this exercise, although it happened anyway. I feel this Challenge was very successful, and I'll definitely be working on headshots (or waist-ups, as the case may be for some of my sketches in this challenge!) to a digital medium, which I am more comfortable with anyway.
I would love feedback on any and all of my sketches. I've love to see what constructive criticism you can give me, based on my improvements & flaws over this 30-day period.