i'm somewhere i don't want to be right now.
angry about lost time and and anxious about the future.
please help me grow into the artist i want to be.
Last edited by deputyballer; March 26th, 2013 at 04:55 AM.
a couple of 30 second posemanics gestures. Im really trying to analyze the model instead of copying it. Like Villpu says. But I find myself slipping on that. The same goes for drawing the contours of the figure when I should work on volume
Some head construction. This isn’t enough. And I got to review my reading material.
Some objects around the house
A digital still life. Some stacked erasers and a GameCube memory card. I gave up around 20 minutes. I’m having a hard time interpreting colors.
A self portrait. Likeness just flops, and basic construction overall leaves a lot to be desired.
wasnt motivated to do really anything today
doodles i did at work
did some of the exercise from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgDND...feature=g-like hoping to get a chance to take Peter Han's next available class when slots open up.
regrettably that's all. nights still young though, gonna try to find the motivation to do stuff later
had the day off. still didnt get much done. finding the drive to just draw for hours on end still eludes me. maybe its being a beginner and being impatient.
did more of these to day
friend was over. tried to keep myself occupied
looked at a little head construction. i need to keep it up a notch. an do a 100.
i looked at an old sketch book and just got angry. covered the page with a thick black marker and drew some self portraits in a white gel pen. destroying old art work seems to only hurt my self. casue i have no idea how far i have come from.
what i really need to learn is time management.
some stuff for today.
was gonna do another still life. but im just too tired. these are the type of things that require critical analyzing so probably recommended to do sleep deprived.
my output is so thin. i gotta do something about that
i know whats been missing now. why i had so much problems forcing myself to work.
i had to set heads and hands down. and pick up fun with a pencil to realize it.
a couple pages in i realized that before i can do tons of studies and work 8-12 hours a day. i have to find pleasure in the process. its been in the back of my mind, but it didnt click till now. i think im ready now. to grow a little as a person.
i might not do serious work for a bit. i cant say. when. my number one goal right now is to find the same fun drawing as i had as a kid
had twenty minutes till work started so i sat around drawing things around the taqueria. i think im starting to enjoy coming in early now.
some boxing gloves, unfinished. not in the mood for it. probably cause one of the managers kind of got me to agree to do it
some more fun with a pencil stuff. second was from head at work
at break i was watching Martha speaks, a women asked if i could draw those characters. i took it as a challenge
ah jeez, i just slept the day away
Fun with a Pencil! That is the challenge... to find the groove or force yourself to press forward. I think exercises like these are great for that. I put together a list of exercises and warm-up routines to remind myself to press on and draw something whether I'm in the mood or not. These are cool, and you're getting some fun results. Do you try other mediums like markers or digital?
Keep the pencil moving man!
EricElwell ,thanks for stopping by and the encouragement. devolving a exercises routine would diffidently help. i'll be working something out when i develop a little more confidence. i think if i impose something just yet i might flake out. i have worked in charcoal, charcoal/gesso, pastel and digital in the past, i would like jump back in soon. with digital painting, im still figuring out Photoshop but i that's what ctrlpaint is for.
todays stuff. update on one. drawing eldritch abominations is pretty forgiving, but i gotta work on my understanding of how light reacts to form. i think that would help my rendering
Keep up those studies. I definitely see improvements inching forward. I always approach my work as studies knowing some things i draw will turn out weak. Just have fun and express yourself, it all adds up in the end.
"Observing the world around me"
Colour Coded, thanks, its easy for me to get impatient and think if i don't grasp something in one sitting then its a failure. but i guess its all about the long haul.
whoa where did the time go. i didnt get anything done
what i thought the back looked like before
then i did a study.but not enough
i got no business sleeping 14 hours. seems like i get more done when i don't have the day off.
another back study. i think it would help to familiarize myself with muscle groups before i do another anatomy study. so i can identify them
my friends brother wanted a buff heart eating an apple.
messing about in Photoshop. there is alot i don't like right now and don't know every much,
a head i just couldn't work, 2nd isn't any better
Last edited by deputyballer; February 18th, 2013 at 10:17 PM.
ChristopheVH thanks alot
30 second gestures.
everything eles. too messy gotta work on that.
its easy to get bummed out about the day to day stuff. impatience is pretty crippling.
gonna turn in early. i got the day off tomorrow so i hope to get in some studying time.
snap, i wanted to post every day. but i guess i missed it just a bit.
here are today's stuff.
trying to get familiar with Photoshop. ran some though b&w filter horrible values gotta work on that
an arm study from yesterday
some pages i did at work. more arms and some faces
was gonna do a still life on my desk. but i got mad. i need to train my brain to read color. i ended up just messing with the program
couldn't stand to look at this. so i re touched it
scrap paper pieces
The skeletal king piece is very sick. You're definitely improving and you're definitely motivated to get good. I think my personal suggestion would be to take a figure drawing lesson or something at a community college and start drawing from life more. I personally HATE still life drawings... idk, just puts me to sleep— but sketching people on the bus / subway... man, does time fly by! I missed my stop a couple of times just sketching people I thought looked cool or interesting. It's like they're begging to be drawn. Also, I've noticed staying inside and just drawing from books / imagination (ESPECIALLY for beginners who don't have a good visual library) can get depressing REAL fast.
Also, the Peter Han thing is a good idea too. Try and buy the Matt Kohr dvds on perspective, 1 and 2, before the class though as perspective is kind of a requirement. You could just do Loomis's Successful Drawing, but idk why, the Matt Kohr stuff really clarified ellipses for my little pleb mind.
Oh yeah, check this book out too for drawing from life; it's totally free thanks to the awesome author! The best way I could sum it up would be 'an Atelier crash course manual': http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...wing-From-Life
Good luck and keep up the hard work!
I like how you kind of "feel" around the drawing. I think thats pretty good. Make sure to draw from reference more. About 50/50 of reference and imagination should help you improve a lot faster. And make sure you take your time on things. Its more important that you learn rather than simply draw a lot. But keep up the good work! I think you have potential! God bless you!
sknawt, Thanks for the suggestions and that book im starting to look through it and just glancing it has a lot to offer. i've been looking to buy Matt Kohr's perspective videos. perspective is one of those things i've avoided cause i always thought it was hard but drawing shapes with out knowing how they relate to dimensions in space, thats hella hard. i really need to draw from life more. if i show up early for work i try to squeeze 20-40 minutes to draw.
Fernando Mendoza, doing wrapping lines helps me feel around the forms. i find that imagination drawings help me point out where i need work on,and references references for study. after study a drawing from memory helps determine if im analyzing or just copying.
nothing much, i gotta get my act together.starting to get up early would be a start.
figure from head that helped point what i dont know, ie hips knees, armpit. must study those.
i slept for an hour then worked a 8 hour shift.so im really tired.
the one thing i just have to say is that even though i suck a reading color and doing still lives. i gotta push forward cause being afraid of failure is understandable, but counter productive. we suck at things we are new at (in comparison) or at least are not good. not attempting something might give a moment of relief but its devastating in the long run.
slept all night, and didn't much feel like drawing at work. frustrating day. some times i feel like quitting, but i have to i have to calmly assess that that's not that best thing to do right now. originally got the job so i can hold it for a year so that look good on a resume. but im realizing that's not what i wanna do with my life.
any how the stuff i did get.
crap doodle. while talking to friend.
messing about with brushes. i messed up and lost the basic matt khor ones. i gotta re download them
a still life,just a thick cork like thing from a coin jar.
i can rage about nth number of things. but reading color ie light, understanding perspective.ect will come with practice and study. i just gotta keep doing it.
i couldn't sleep untill 5 in the morning and i slept all day.
all i got done was dumb doodles. i really should sit down and study bodies
didn't get much done. work dragged on and since its the end of the month i couldn't take "extended" breaks.
a still life. just an eraser, i wanted to do something eles when i got home. but my tablet is on its last leg. drivers keep failing stylus still reads like its on contact an inch above the tablet. cant really do much right now. but i guess i have that back up mono price
Last edited by deputyballer; March 1st, 2013 at 04:12 AM.
man, i had to close for my section of the store and there was no time to do anything else.
mess around with this thing again.
i cant figure out my scanner
some gestures, faces. doodles, and a still life. im having problems with this monoprice tablet. sometimes it work and other times the pressure sensitivity doesn't read