Monthly Archives: December 2010

More and More Faces

Faces

I’ve been plugging away at more Loomis exercises. Sometimes I’ll stray a little from the exact exercise, like this guy on the bottom left needed a cowboy hat badly, so I drew him one.

Face

One of the lessons I’ve learned from Loomis is that many times making a face more angular makes it more pleasant to look at.

Faces

The above two are my favorite so far!

Faces

More Loomis Faces

Head

I’ve been cranking out more Loomis heads and I feel it’s been helping a lot with my construction of faces.

Head

Head

For some reason Loomis really likes the Alfalfa look, with the hair sticking up.

Head

I love his nose!

Head

Head

He looks like Smeagol.

Head

Head

Head

Head

This last guy almost looks like a friendly Gargamel from The Smurfs!

Nanna

 

Nanna

I’ve been following Loomis’ exercises in his book Fun with a Pencil. He has an old timey cartoonish style that isn’t quite my thing, but I really enjoy his teaching style and his approach to construction of the figure has been a big help to me.

The above cartoon head was hand drawn following one of Loomis’ exercises and then I scanned it in and went a little Inkscape crazy with it.