Hey new friends! I'm a long-time podcast listener and finally signed up for the courses. I'm struggling a lot with character poses and I think I need to step back to some basics. I'm really enamored with wonky mid-century style shapes with sorta caricatured faces. I feel like I can eventually get some of my characters to a place I like but it takes me forever and the I have to lean too heavily on reference photos. So I think I need to step back to some basics and rethink my approach. And put in that pencil mileage!
I'm also having a hard time reconciling my more vector/collage editorial style with character work, so that's more of a technique/style approach that I'm working through as well.
Here's some of my recent character work and something a bit more collaged:
If anyone has any tips or exercises from the courses that you found particularly helpful, I'm all ears. Thanks so much!