Falling back on old habits
I was prepared  for it to happen, so I am less disappointed than I could be! I remembered a lot of the things from the past three weeks, but 3/4 views are continuing to frustrate me, with or without reference. I make them too narrow, and when I go to place the eyes (or sockets) there isn't enough room. 

I also slipped into my old method at certain points, but I kept catching myself and that is why these ended up so messy. I also didn't get the chance to do more than a handful of them, and the ones for today will be in the next post. I think I need to re-evaluate my approach a bit before doing any more! As an artist, we are going to experience a lot of ups and downs. This is just part of the learning process, and it's okay.  I'm reminding all of us, since I tend to forget that myself. 

I happened across something I found really interesting the other day! It doesn't seem like the actual article is there anymore, which is a shame, but there is an excerpt from tumblr here . It is by  Bartek Gawel, an art director, and he talks about some very useful measurements for drawing the head shape. I never knew about the forehead and the chin being somewhat in alignment! Give it a look, because it could prove to be very helpful for when your proportions feel off.  Anything to make drawing profiles less difficult! 

In addition to that, anatomy for sculptors  has a little graphic on how the socket sits beneath the skin, something you might find helpful if you are drawing more from the skull like I am. 

Take care everyone! Let me know if you have any questions.