I stopped drawing for a while because of an art block and a fear of making mistakes, no matter how hard I try to correct them. That wasn’t helping me, so I fought through the art block with a “SCREW MISTAKES—MAKE ‘EM SO YOU LEARN FROM ‘EM” + “DRAWING IS SUPPOSED TO DESTRESS YOU; WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT?! kind of attitude.
Going off my personal proportion notes (elbows meet the end of your ribcage, b00bz are between those two points, and our arms are long enough to finger ourselves—SORRY FOR THAT IMAGE)… Yeah, the proportions are WAY off. UUUGGGHHHH the arms are too long, the chest/torso/midsection lacks structure, and the head feels weeeiiirrrddd…!
But yay for putting effort into giving his noggin more structure!? …Needs to be better. But seriously, I’ve NEVER drawn a head look down PROPERLY before. While the rest of it needs work, I’m proud that I drew something different, AGAINST my bad head-drawing habit, and it worked! Actually, these last 3 drawings feature head positions I’ve never drawn before (properly, I mean), so while I’m not improving everything, I’m happy to have tried at least 1 thing new!
I’ve NEVER drawn Nathan’s human form before. EVER. So this is DEFINITELY a “design-finding” doodle, like my many design-finding doodles of his “flying serpent form” (latest one here: http://hnilmik.tumblr.com/post/23688610603). I always wanted him to be a pilot, in part because I <3 bomber jackets (like the one I threw onto Kirbopher’s character once: http://hnilmik.tumblr.com/post/8587396828), though I’m learning that I need to understand structure, or it’d just come off as baggy than appealing. The chains motif is growing on me. I want him to be attractive. I’m not feeling it here, and he’s slowly looking too similar to another character in a not-plot-helpful way, so I’ll keep design-finding. I also need to figure out a way to make him a different kind of attractive compared to my other villains-meant-to-be-attractive…
I don’t think I’ve drawn too many pictures of my male villains… But there’re at LEAST 2-3 more villains (all male) from this story and they aren’t quite as “outwardly” menacing as the last 3 villains I drew. Yet.