My better half gave me advice to take a week away from painting. However, took me a while to get convinced that I need a break. Mainly because I was too obsessed with my progress as an artist.
Eventually I took his advice and boy, I'm glad I did.
My pause gave me clarity on understanding of my abilities and limits, I decided on improving my skills that I have been much afraid to face till this very moment.
I decided to give myself the challenge of drawing anatomy , particularly the skull. What I admire about it is of its irregular lines and organic shapes. Starting out with a few references which gave a slight demotivating outcome. But overall with good practice, I think it's not that bad for a start.
Now onto the sketches!
The pencil sketch is the first one. I wasn't confident with the shapes yet hence the guidelines.
A few references from pinterest and some drew in their own expression.
My personal fav would be the side view. It just looked so badass.
Putting bright colours in it and a funny caption.
Here's the sketch of me trying to combine two elements : floral + skull
When you're stuck in a rut, always believe it shall pass - even if it feels like there's no end. Try to sketch out the things you're not familiar with and who knows you might begin to like it.
Random fact : Grey brush pens are awesome to sketch with. This is the brush pen I used to sketch out the silhouettes.
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