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.
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.
The above two are my favorite so far!
I doodled this experimenting with using my brushes with ink.
I’ve been cranking out more Loomis heads and I feel it’s been helping a lot with my construction of faces.
For some reason Loomis really likes the Alfalfa look, with the hair sticking up.
I love his nose!
He looks like Smeagol.
This last guy almost looks like a friendly Gargamel from The Smurfs!
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.