I want to tell you something that will motivate you, because I remember being at the point you're currently at.
I would recommend doing your best of thinking in terms of quboids and cylinders.
In my opinion it would greatly benefit you to read up on different perspective concepts. Because it's fun to learn new things. No matter hoe useless geometry or the math behind perspective might seem to you, it will all inform your art and make it more believable.
How can you precisely construct such an image in perspective?
I'd recommen doing a big drawing, where you map out all the relative vanishing points of every form.
You will quickly figure out where you are not certain of how to construct a body part.
That's why I personally love Scott Robertson - How to Draw.
He goes very in depth.
David Chelseas - Perspective for comic book artists is also nice.
You acn find both books here:
When you focus on constructing clean shapes, eventually your lines will become clean without the need of actively practicing clean lines.
That's how it was for me.
I just studied so much anatomy and construction until I was able to do that stuff cleanly and easily. (You can always go cleaner though.)
Obviously not being afraid of mistakes plays a big part in that.
One reason people are afraid of mistakes, is because they fear the consequences of peoples judgement.
The other reason is laziness.
People don't want to redraw the thing they spend 1,2 or 20 hours drawing or painting.
But as I see it, what is the worth in a line if it hasn't been drawn confidently?
What's the worth in an image that does not contain a sense of adventure and risk?
For me one of the biggest pleasures is to be bold when I've already invested a lot of time in to a painting. The risk and thrill of failure is exhilarating.
But don't be stupid. If there is a risk associated with a stroke, think/feel it through.
Visualize the stroke. Be aware of the intent behind the strok and be confident.
Now you've just fucked your whole painting.
You will never forget the lesson you've just learned.
Time to do it over and over again, until it's easy.
Do it as often as necessary, until that tiny motherfucker in your ear, who tries to make you scared, disappears.
I love rambling.
I'll be rambling all day all night until I die.
Try to keep the perspective of forms always in mind.
A top and bottom plane of a quboid, which encompasses the rib cage, will be parallel.
Also make sure to not loose body parts in the process of capturing the figure.
The mannequins in >>1242
are missing their necks. R.I.P.
Uhm... fuck the Draconians and Archons who are trying to hold us down.
Fight along side the aliens and angels to defeat the evil reptiles.