Yeah... Well, I've been puttsing on revisions for Feral Twilight the past couple days...just partway into the dream sequence of chapter one. Also, I've for whatever reason been idling on another one of those butterfly abstracts I showed you a while ago (this one sort of being a mix between scaled upper wings and rainbow-echo lower ones). :x I think I've just gotten unfocused and lazy in general between both art and writing. I need something to reinvigorate my enthusiasm, especially since I still want to get around to doing actual commissions at some point or another (I've got a Paypal setup, but I haven't really used it just yet...).
I know the feeling with the motivation. I have a drawing to finish and a novel to start writing again, but I've gotten out of my schedules for those, so I'm kind of leaving them on the backburner, haha.
Yeah. My uncle and his girlfriend (not sure if I can call her my aunt because they never actually wed) moved into my late-grandma's place, and my family's been helping them get situated. I haven't been working much, but I've been keeping up in my art practices... Actually, I'm behind in reading on those books I got (still not done with the first... >.<). I've been trying to get back into writing too, but haven't gotten in the momentum of doing that again (I restarted revisions on both Feral Twilight and Biohazard, but I've made minimal progress thus far). It's a similar case with my gaming activities lately (I've been wanting to get back into things, but can't seem to find the motivation to).
That second book would be pretty useful for D&D, actually. I'm building my own campaign, and I plan to draw a lot of characters the players will meet. Which, by the nature of D&D, covers a lot of mythological species.
The book I got described how to better buildup the geometric forms that comprise body constructs. A lot of use of ovals and stuff, in particular. Coincidentally, I hadn't finished it yet and I also got the next book in that series, which covers scalies like your lizard character and mythological anthros too. :x
Dang, that's WAY better than I remember you doing! XD Line of action is basically the follow-through of your character's movements in correlation with their spine or center of gravity, whichever applies to the given situation. At least that's what the one book defines it as.
Yeah, the poses are looking more relaxed, so that's really good! I've been playing a lot of D&D again, and we got bonus experience points if we drew our characters, so I've been getting back into drawing lately, and should probably draw my new character next week.
It's an amazing reference! Regrettably, I've gotten just a little preoccupied with work and a few new games I got from my belated Christmas (Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold and The Legend of Legacy, both from Atlus and really intricate D&D/early-FF style RPGs). I'm only just starting the chapter on equines. By rights, I should've been further along, but from all the tips and guides it covers in the first few chapters, I've already improved drastically on how I draw: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/18764292/http://www.furaffinity.net/view/18712263/ Forgive the blurriness of that latter pic...I just got a new smartphone and it's a pain keeping my hands still... :x