PHOTO REFERENCES

 

In life drawing, there are really only a few options for drawing the human form as it is, live. 

1.  A life drawing / figure drawing class

2.  A large mirror

3.  A public place (cafe, park, museum, transit, etc.) 

4. Your family or friends, if they can stand it

So sometimes you have to cheat. You have to snap pictures where you can. I recently took like a million reference images of my face and hands, with many different expressions, since we largely communicate complex emotions through facial expressions and hand gestures combined. Here below, I've taken two hours to practice drawing my own hand and face. 

A little bit of squarism pops up in my inking method here too, in the hands and face.

A little bit of squarism pops up in my inking method here too, in the hands and face.

Source: http://www.salinamariegomez.com/

welcome to illustrious inklings

Here I am, world. I'm doing a thing. I'm making comics in my free time. Posts on here, prior to this one, have been populated over from my Tumblr account which I used a little before putting this website together. You can find more of my madness on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

I've still got to add my long list of links to artists and writers in the comics world that inspire me, as well as some friends I've made along the way by showing up to Comic Cons. Thanks to everyone that's been supporting me in my quest to self study this cool genre of storytelling.

Much gratitude,

Salina