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December 16th, 2014
SketchBook: ART DUMP. So, year's almost over, not sure if...
So, year's almost over, not sure if I'll post again before the end of the year. Maybe. Hopefully.
Overall -- not pleased with this year. I sat down and drew more than any other year,...
Ha, I'm 22 and only just started my art education! People our age who've gotten jobs by now are the exception, not the rule. Seems to me most full time artists aren't settled in until around 30 or so.
Oh god, same.
Believe it or not, I've been drawing for ten years, and my art is terrible. Because I've only been using reference for about... four years now, and by the time I got there I was so...
SketchBook: I think this looks brilliant. I was going to...
I think this looks brilliant. I was going to comment that I think your work tends to look over rendered or "perfect", but what you did here adds a lot more raw personality to the piece.
Thanks to everyone who's responded, you've given me a lot to think about. :)
So we know chickenscratch and super-sketchy lines are a no-no.
The question is, are these types of lines considered acceptable when doing studies, when you're exploring an unfamiliar subject...
Skoops -- Yikes, doing FZD with depression? After you're done (or during, if you ever have the time), I'd really appreciate it if you could check in and tell us what it does to your mental health to...
I'd also like to hear the answer to this.
I remember reading the dA journal entries of someone who studied at FZD, but I don't remember where they were, and I do remember him mentioning you get...
November 2nd, 2014
SketchBook: Drawing is not nearly as fun as painting, but...
Drawing is not nearly as fun as painting, but maybe that's because I'm pretty bad at it.
Either way. Easing myself into it with more gestures -- 30 min Pixelovely class.
I then spent several...
November 1st, 2014
@Kami -- Thanks so much for your guidance! I've been wondering if I should focus more on drawing because my drawing skills just seem... really behind my painting skills.
It's a lot easier to restrain yourself from going overboard when you're doing well, than it is to make yourself work when you've crashed. So learn your warning signs, and slow down a bit when things...
SketchBook: Love love LOVE the left. The composition is...
Love love LOVE the left. The composition is "fuller" and the space is better utilised.
Aha, thanks for this. :)
I don't know exactly what FZD covers and what areas of drawing they do focus on, but it really, really cannot hurt to buff up your perspective as much as possible since the majority of work I've seen...
October 18th, 2014
Stuff done at school throughout the year that I brought home last week.
@ConnectedMind I get the impression FZD is more a school where you go to polish your skills rather than develop it -- from what I've heard they concentrate a lot on design, but barely on drawing. You...
I think you may want to watch the compositions -- it detracts from the piece if the blades are going out of the frame. So IMO, either increase the canvas proportions to keep them in or choose one of...
SketchBook: 3 hours a day, six days a week?? Now THAT is...
3 hours a day, six days a week?? Now THAT is dedication. I didn't even know a place existed that did figure drawing that often. XD
And wow it's certainly paying off, your figures look incredible....
October 18th, 2014
SketchBook: 2050076 The end is in sight, and that bloody...
The end is in sight, and that bloody ferret is going to be the death of me.
October 17th, 2014
SketchBook: More Windy. 2049415
Maybe it would help to set it aside for a while if it's still bothering you?
... Oh wow, I never realised values could be so complicated to determine.
October 15th, 2014
Hmm, touché. Now that you mention it, what artist hasn't thought someone's work was brilliant, only to look back later and realise they were kind of crap?
Thanks for pointing that out.
Yeah, the values of the dragon piece look rather washed out. I prefer to work straight from colour, and keep a layer filled with black set to "colour" -- you can turn that on to turn your image black...
Plus, if you work from life your colours will be more vivid and realistic -- cameras don't pick up as many colours as the human eye does, so photos are much duller. Paint a still life then take a...
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