Knowledge is nothing without practice
This surely wasn’t planned but turns out to be a lesson I have to learn over and over. I had already completed various tutorials and exercises about the head, but I’m still struggling with it. Without a reference, I am lost. So I’m challenging myself with the task „ten faces a day“ and combine drawing with and without references until I get better.
Sycra has a great lesson about what he calls „iterative drawing“. What he basically describes is that instead of copying something that you see, draw from memory and compare afterwards and then draw again from memory, to get better. It’s a process of repetition, comparison and memorising in a continuous loop.
Like I concluded almost a year ago: In my opinion, mastering drawing & painting is based on three components – knowledge, practice and loosening. Don’t just save tutorials ;) Go for it! Persistence!