I'm going to make an effort to post more - I think having a goal of posting somewhere makes me want to do more to actually improve. Motivation is probably my worst obstacle.
This week's been weird - I took a break most of the week while I waited for my new tablet (XP-Pen 24 Artist Pro display tablet). I think the dual pairing of Asperger's and waiting for the delivery overwhelmed me..
Despite this, I have been doodling while I have a couple minutes at work (which isn't as bad as it seems), and have come up with a little character, which I don't have any images of yet. But for those with an internal imagination, its currently heavily inspired by Bellsprout (Pokemon) - I may have to alter it a bit more....
I have done some gesture drawings - I got down to 30 seconds!!! And they don't look terrible. I feel like this is a massive improvement and I aim to continue doing this - mainly as a warm up now I think.
The bottom right is from using my new tablet - being able to see where I'm drawing feels like it's helped. Though it's maybe not too visible in gesture drawings
Though i now wish i finished the page >.>
I've also done a couple more figure drawings:
Now I look at these on here, I feel like my lines are too thick - maybe. I don't know. I think improvement here is definitely just a case of practising and putting the time into this - anatomy included.
Due to the contrast of the reference in the bottom image I wanted to try and play with the shadows a little. It's also the first figure drawing with the display tablet, and I wanted to push myself a little. I definitely need to practise this - I haven't really experienced adding shadow/colour to my drawings - but that's something that will have to change.
The main thing I've noticed is that I'm going to struggle using my pen to measure - being so close to the drawing surface, i can't stick my arm out. But I used the ruler in PS once I'd identified my distances. That may be the tradeoff possibly.
I feel confident in my abilities so far, and think I might move onto one of the other videos in term 1. So there'll be a bit more variety in my next posts (hopefully).
I am very grateful to all the kind words and advice given here. I want to be able to spread my experiences and maybe help some other people out too - but I'm not feeling that confident yet.