Thank you, Candace. For you to hallucinate or remember your dreams, you have to sleep very long, longer than you need, so that you have fantastical dreams in your deep sleep one after the other. Those are the ones you recall most. If you have just enough sleep and wake up to an alarm, you probably would not remember.
I have bought many anatomy books but now that I think about it, I only needed one, and then the virtual pose or the live pose site to get the muscle tones. Practice, practice, practice. This is 3 years of practicing to be able to design more freely on my own.
This morning's quick practice. The dreaded Erengi oil pastels that keep dropping crumbs where I don't need it. Earthbound 7x10 inch kraft sketchbook.
A to Z - George Inness
This one is for Once Upon a Time/July-Rene Bull 1875-1942
The background is some spilled Dr. Ph Bombay India Ink teal color that I slathered over my Academie Heavyweight 80 lb sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch. This is 1/4 of the page.
Japanese bruah pen which is drying up - black and grey. I thought about it fading and will have to redo this if I want to put it on the wall.
Uniball white gel pen.
This brush pen is the felt tip one and I wished for the figure, I used the Calligraphy brush pen instead because I already have an outline. For sketching, brushpen is better because you could control the line, but for inking, Calligraphy brush pen is better.
I've redesigned Bull's work. I don't fancy women without arms.
The following is an illustration of what could go wrong with Derwent Inktense pencils. Everything.
The pencil drags so hard my fingers are tired even before I could finish the bountiful hair. Geez. The problem with this pencil is that it is really meant to be dissolved and so it's not a coloring pencil so to say. The stickiness drives me crazy.
So I took out my Lyra Polycolor, the exact opposite - soft!! and drew the top one here. The bottom one is done with Bruzyneel colored pencil.
In the end, I chose to use a red Shinhan Marker for the lips. Then a Shinhan Marker blender and blended all the hair. It's a solvent and it blends quite well.
And finally, a nice pose here off a Jay Sean video. I was just practicing her upper body but went ahead and filled up the page.
Derwent Inktense for darks and Cheap Michael's watercolor palette for red.