Lots of sketches. It’s weird but I feel like I enjoy drawing anatomy more without references or at least only using references very loosely. The closer I follow references for figures the more stiff the drawings seem to get.
I’m a rabid Milton Caniff fan and finally got up the gumption to dive into this enormous biography. This has the thoroughness and physical weight of John Calvin’s Institutes. The best parts are when it gets into his drawing technique, especially how he developed his gorgeous Chiaroscuro style via Noel Sickles. You can see me trying to figure out some of that technique in the sketchbook above.