Hey, Alex! :) I don't think I got to the limit of photo studying per se, but I noticed I started to be less patient and too comfortable doing it and began to use studying as an excuse to avoid personal work -- an endless source of frustration, but I guess more rewarding in the end. Of course there's yet alot to learn from masters and the basics, but that can be done wiser than how I approached things :)
Maybe the reason why the head stands out as rocky is that I drew more heads than other stuff ^_^ But indeed, I have problems with it, I find it extremely difficult to position the heads on the figures if they're tilted and I'm looking for a way to understand them better. Too bad Loomis didn't think to put more attention on explaining how to attach the head, for silly persons like me
I'm sure there are people working in Art with little imagination, but to pull that off I suppose they have to be very good technicians. It's easier to find work at an entry level if you have imagination and build your skills while you also gain a penny or two ;-D I do love doing this, so I guess it's worth fighting against set-backs.
Thanks for the links, urban rockwell! It's nice to see the different steps and it's also good to be reminded that getting skilled takes indeed all the things you mentioned; it's like a reality check :) I'm not very good at baby-steps and having a bit more free time now than I'll probably have a few months from now I want to use it efficiently.
Thank you, jskotte! :) The pictures were gathered from various stock accounts on deviantart and from a wonderful pack Ales uploaded for the Crimson Daggers. I think I can find the link if you're interested.
Kazky! What I wanted to say with that crying thing was that while encouragements are awesome, I want them if they're based on true facts. Some people sugar-coat their critiques with things like "you're good, buuuut" where good is just a nicety. It's upsetting when I make mistakes, but in the end I think it's better to know than live in a but-it's-not-so-bad state ^_^
Eyes are on my top list of things I love about human anatomy, so it's indeed a shame not to get them right. I'll try to change the way I look at them and be more objective. What would you say it's the recurrent problem in all the pictures, if there is one?
Nickybeats, thank you! I'll do my best to push things forward.
Now, some not so polished heads, tried to understand a few things:
Spent too long on this head; not to mention the nonexistent background
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home
Your house is on fire and your children are gone!!