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  • Reading: Les Misérables
  • Watching: Humans
Below is its final form. Will be making Plan 02 in the next day or so. :w00t:

  1. Figure Drawing
    • Figure Drawing: Design and Invention by Michael Hampton
    • CGMA Analytic Figure Drawing I
    • Try extended tripod grip: -> great for precision hatching
    • Drawing Magazine: Human Proportions => studies
    • Check out Reilly Method vids:…
    • Gestures x 30
    • Full figure x 3
  2. Values
  3. Perspective
    • Gnomon Basic Perspective Form Drawing
    • CtrlPaint Perspective Sketching 1 & 2
  4. Colour
    • Gnomon: Colour Theory (The Mechanics of Color)
    • Gnomon: Practical Light and Colour
      • studies: refraction, fuzzy surface, subsurface scattering, ambient occlusion
    • Dimensions of Colour:  –> excellent for fundamental understanding of light and colour (physical properties, mixing, etc); worth the 2wks it took to read through it all
      • study: Figure 10.1.3 (colour sphere from imagination using shading series–see strings in Figure 10.17)
    • Investigate new PS bristle brushes ( + mixer brush w/ textures
    • Black experiment:…
  5. Visual Library
    • CGMW - Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han (1-Day Workshop)
    • items from Visual Library Subjects x 3
    • Kalen Chock's Tips for Approaching Studies –> analyze ref with clear goal in mind and write down findings to better remember them (test findings in quick doodles if possible)
  6. Composition
    • Ian Roberts - Mastering Composition
      • thumbnail studies
    • Picture this by Molly Bang–try:
      • scale & rising placement to denote distance
      • diagonals for tension
      • upper part of image = happy, spiritual; lower part = grounded, sad, threatening
      • white bg = safe; dark bg = foreboding
    • Posing video -> meh
  7. Technique/General
  • Reading: If on a winter's night a traveler
  • Watching: Person of Interest
  • Playing: Cities: Skylines
  • Eating: Cherries
  • Drinking: Tea
I've always though that my lines lack sensitivity on the Intuos and Cintiq. Updating drivers and adjusting pen pressure curves didn't yield much improvement. In the end, I figured it was a lack of skill on my part (although I'm OK on paper) and hoped that things will improve with practice.

Today, I saw this:…

Turns out I've been using only half of the pressure levels available.

Needless to say, this made me feel simultaneously very dumb and very happy. :iconlazyrainbowplz:

So check it out if you've also been struggling with pressure sensitivity on the Intuos Pro or Cintiq.



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leejohnson1993 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
I also have the micheal hampton book on human anatomy............. I better get started or batman will find me lol
MunchyWearsTinyHats Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Do you recommend any anatomy video series? I learn better from seeing another person drawing along with me.
theThirdCartel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Glenn Vilppu's figure drawing vids were very helpful to me.
ZaknRaphAdventures Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015   Artist
LOLZ Batman

So this Hampton book is doing you wonders?
I'm finding myself convinced.
theThirdCartel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
I learned a lot from it. But different things work for different people, of course.

Batman kicks my ass. ;)
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