Alright...so here are some studies that I have been working on. The red sketches are most recently done from Burne Hogarth's "Dynamic Anatomy", and Ron Lemen's article in Imagine FX's special issue "How to Draw and Paint:Anatomy Volume 2." I had mentioned this issue a few posts back, but had not really had the time or energy to give it some proper study until recently. I labeled the drawings according to who I was studying from, and any drawings not labeled were a product of my own creation based off what I am trying to learn from their teachings. I think the greatest lesson I learned from these studies is that I still have a lot to learn. It's a good feeling to have.
Speaking of which, it feels great to not be working 10 hours a day 6 days a week for a bit. The break is nice, but it has also been a struggle for me. I always feel like I need to cleanse myself of "theme park drawing" and get back to exploring a larger range of possibilities in what I am interested in as an artist. I would say that the month just before the beginning of this work season was a great peak for myself. I hope to return there and beyond soon.
It is really tough to balance drawing for a job, and making art for pleasure. More often than not, it is all or nothing when it comes to being a freelance illustrator. I will complain about this in another post (wink).
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