Its been way too long since I've updated this post. That being said, here's some of sketches I've done since. From now on I'm going follow a chronological order to keep tabs on my progress and will probably re upload these on the art blog section, once I figure out a study plan.
drawn 9th Feb 2019
Overall I don't have issues with this sketch, however looking at the reference, the torso isn't leaning to the side as much as it should. This I feel is a mistake made from not being as observant in the early gesture stage and moving onto the anatomical volumes.
drawn 15th Feb 2019
Drawing female figures does have it's unique challenges compared to the male figure. With the male figure the challenge for me is to try to make the pose as organic as possible all the while trying to avoid making the gesture too stiff, as evident from the above sketch. With the female figure, its more about the rhythm of the natural curves and sometimes that I find that to more challenging on skinnier figures [this particular model was more on the curvier side, which does make it a bit easier]. However there are obvious issues of proportion with the head and arms in contrast to the body [definitely a reoccurring error in the following drawings].
drawn 16th Feb 2019
There was some serious flaws with this sketch. A lot of it falls on the fact I may have not spent a lot of time in the early stages. The head is way out of proportion from the body, so is the arm. The forearm is longer than it should be and the point at which the arm bends, is slightly lower in the reference picture. The head is slightly tilted back in the reference picture and that isn't visually defined enough in the sketch. Hopefully I learned to avoid those mistakes and be patient with the early stages [Sike! I didn't].
drawn 23th Feb 2019
Many of the same issues that were present in the previous sketch are present here with the head being slightly bigger than it should, and the arm as a whole being way out of proportion. This might be due to the fact in most of the sketches I've done prior, the arms are not in raised positions and it allows me to use landmark points on the torso [usually the Loomis method] to draw the arms. The lack of proper scaling has caused the feet to go off the page [which infuriates me!]
drawn 24th Feb 2019
I picked this reference to draw next specifically for the fact it is similar to the sketches I did before. There's definitely improvement on the proportions, that said I've noticed the forearm on the left side is slightly longer than it should be given the slight foreshortening.
drawn 3rd March 2019
Again back to the female reference. With this one the most difficult part was the hands lying on top of the other. It took me a while to wrap my head around it to get it to seem visually and anatomically correct. Everything else turned out surprisingly well except for the shoulder which is closer to the face should be drawn a little bit higher to show the shoulder girdle coming closer to the body.
I think for now, six pictures will be enough. I have a couple more that I have drawn in the past few days that I will upload in a couple of days once I figure out my study plan. I'm still not sure if updating an existing post is better for engagement as opposed to creating a new post. Whoever reads this, do clarify that for me. I do plan on doing individual anatomy parts in more detail, as I think that would be learn the functions and limitations a lot faster. Hope I get some good feedback!