I discovered something today that made me feel VERY stupid, in the sense of "why the hell wasn't I doing this before all along?!"
It's related to my set-up here.
I have a laptop that sits on a desk close to an external monitor and I use a graphic tablet to draw (trace on the tablet while looking at the screen).
For these latest gesture drawings, I was placing the pictures on the monitor and then drawing on the laptop. Crazy eye movement from one screen to another (only 30 secs to draw is DEFINITELY not a lot).
I had a problem with the tablet where the pressure sensitivity was flickering, which I was able to solve by changing the mapping just to the external monitor. Which made me place the reference images right next to Photoshop.........
GOOD! LORD! How things because SO MUCH EASIER (for this particular exercise).
30 seconds drawings:
60 seconds drawings:
Don't get me wrong, things are not "super better", but it was easier to just trace stuff right next to it, because then I didn't have to worry much about the "sizes" and pay more attention to angles and relationships between the shapes.
(I told you how stupid it was).
But I was making things a bit harder than they needed to be.
Anyway, that's it! Soon posting some perspective exercises!