Thursday, February 26, 2015
So with very little coaxing, my sweet little girl was kind enough to model for a bit before she got tired and wanted to be done. They were very quick and rough, but drawing from life is much more helpful than drawing from photographs.
With the drawings tonight, I apologize for the ripples. It is an old drawing pad that I forgot I had empty pages in, and have decided to start using again. No sense in letting it go to waste. I still get practice all the same, and none of this needs to be framed or anything.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I liked the way this sheep character turned out, although in many ways it kind of looks bear-like. This was another drawing from doodle lines as I was looking for new ideas.
Monday, February 23, 2015
I like to do this on occasion when I feel stumped. This is another tool in addition to just doing life drawing when I have no direction. Through this exercise, I explore shapes I wouldn't normally try. It also helps prevent me from just staring at a blank sheet of paper.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The basic premise would be three witches living in a cabin in the woods with their mentor and learning their craft. I really like slice of life stories. So, this would have explored their interpersonal relationships, and just been fun.
As you can see, I am also trying to explore different styles between the drawings. Even after 17 years of drawing, I still haven't found my style. I hear that it is something that just comes eventually. Instead, I am trying to explore other styles to find something that works for me on a particular project.
Friday, February 20, 2015
When I went to capture it, by taking a photo with my cell phone like I do to capture all of my images lately, it turned out horribly. No matter what lighting, or quality I chose, it just didn't capture well.
Has anyone else had this experience where you just can't get the reproduction to work? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Last night was a bad night for drawing. I notice that some days I seem to be "on". Everything I draw feels good. Images are clear in my head, and things just work. Some days, I can't draw well no matter what I do. Last night was one of those. As I was just about ready to give up for the night, I decided to get just one more in. This is what came out.
After adding a couple more markers, I have decided to take the plunge. My new set of 72 chisel tip markers should be arriving tomorrow. I am excited to get them. For the first time, it feels like I will actually be able to make good use of them. I am hoping to see a lot of improvement as I keep using them.
I am also back to playing with prismacolor pencils on drafting vellum. It has been a few years, but so far, it is feeling very good. I will post more when I can.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
As this isn't the idea I want to run with, I thought that I would post them here. I will likely post many of the others that didn't make the cut as well.
My drawing has been greatly improving since September when I decided to really focus in on it. It has been wonderful to have breakthroughs with my art again. Even though I still have many other areas I have to keep up on professionally (modeling, texturing, design, music, programming, and etc.) I want to keep honing in on this particular skill and giving it extra attention.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Not sure why I like this, but it seems to work. I have been told recently that my drawings (especially of characters) need to not be in lifeless static poses. This is kind of a static pose, but it comes across as a very melancholy robot. I will be attempting to infuse my drawings with more personality as I continue.
That's it for today. I will keep trying to post and have new stuff to show.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
I still have a long way to go on my journey as an artist. These are some of the steps along the way. I hope you will continue to follow me on it, and I wish you luck on your own artistic journeys.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
This drawing to the left was a daily mark. SketchClub does these a lot. You pick someone and then try to remember and draw them later. This was from last week some time.
That's it for this post. I am really trying to work on my drawing ability and develop. Part of the reason I don't post more is that I keep waiting for the great drawing so that I can post that. However, there will never be a final great drawing. Instead, I need to just post my process drawings and show where I am rather than feeling bad about my current skill level. My drawings will continue to have faults and flaws that I notice that drive me nuts. But, that is no longer an excuse for me not to post.
Once again, if you see ways for me to improve, I would very much appreciate the feedback so that I can develop further.