12 / 04 / 09 - a change in mentalitys, time to update the 'mission plan'
So, 4 months / 18 weeks/ 126 days or 3024 hours have passed since i
commited to developing my artistic skill set. Daaaayyyuuuum! what a
fucking journey. Theres definately been some development
...Only i kinda missed the target... instead i've been on a crazy journey of
its like, in the past 4 months i've finished laying the foundations of me, i've
filled in all the craters that growing up creates and reached the point were
i'll to go back a little and put this in context
i start making art, i enjoy making art, i work to get better at making art, i
take pride from making art - i label myself as a artist.
i feel bad - i take comfort from the fact i'm a artist (validating myself and
whatever situation ive gotten into) - i create art to re-affirm this belief - it
dosnt work (i fuck up for whatever reason, dumb hands that day) - i freak
then i become 'scared' of making art, because i need to protect my precious
label! if i keep being bad at making art, im not a artist and then what am i?
you see this is probably the main cause for all the art-block/need-
inspiratin/lost my drive threads that appear every other day
but now, ive got to a point were i'm completely self-amusing, i do what i do
because it amuses me and thats it!
and then on-top of that i've learnt that my brain only cares about survival,
its like "fuuuck dan you dont need to move, were alive right here, why
waste energy doing whatever, were perfectly fine right now" and i see that
bad emotions arnt a valid excuse to not take action
so to cut my diary entry short, i came, i saw and now its time to start
ok.. time to get this show on the road, i'll start off by ditching some old stuff and move up to the new stuff.
only got digitial camera at the moment, gonna get a scanner asap.
if you can spot any errors no matter how obvious please point them out, even if you cant offer a solution. part of fixing a problem is recognizing it..
fucked my back, scanner installed, de scummified (anything in my brothers posession seems to attract general crap, i found a bottle of old spice in the back of the printer... he's fucking 12 weres he gettin old spice?! )
so scanner installed, scanned through all the stuff in this sketchbook and done my best to get it visiable and clear but its not gone all that great, anyone got any tips on how to improve scan quality?
Keep practicing man, because of this scanner issue it's dificult to know if values were right! The best way to improve is to draw a lot from life, but i think you allready know that! Wanna see more colors in your sketchbook !! Keep it up
Thanks walid, i agree a healthy dose of practice is what i need right now i think, i'll try get the scanner issue worked out tomorow.
Also i got tomorow off from college so i hopefully can do some gouache stuff...
well i think its gouache.. its watercolour.. from a tube? is that the same as gouache.. who knows.. yea...
well todays been busy, college, hurt my back. battled with scanner to update all work, then gym, i manged to get in some thumbnails for the dsg, dinosaur mounted wrangler one, but there not worth showing and main thing spent about 30 / 40 mins on this still life. I learnt something important, when your exhausted, dont pick something because its super complex... your eyes will try to exit your body for it
so basically i didnt get past adding core shadows n highlights.. hah, well more tomorow! here you have it, winter pine cones... tadaaaa Attachment 537333
Agree with bigfootrooper, start with simple shape, it helps you to be more focus on colors and light! For the colors, I think there is not enough contrast, your shadows aren't enough dark. Try to take your time to pick colors. So keep practicing colors studies, and if you are working from photos, you could upload them , it will be useful to make better criticisms !
improved process on portraits
hone rendering a bit more, i want to get a style like i got in this (the small head at the top, only took a few minutes using a graphite holder) more consistently.
improved process on portraits
more gestures beer
hone rendering a bit more, i want to get a style like i got in
yeah! I´ll join for the beer, haha!!
no serious, It´s good that you put goals so you can work for them! helps a lot!
and you´ll be happy if you reach em!
so keep on drawing!
(cannot really comment on your stuff of today, looking good so far =)
Hey! Nice SB Only crit would be describe form with line direction more. Also, In photoshop do you have opacity and flow set to pen pressure from the tablet? If not, click F5, and selected Other Dynamics. Click the drop downs and select Pen Pressure for the both of them, it will make a big difference. If you do, I'd suggest not pressing so hard (do you?) and maybe not such saturated colours. Hope I could help. Keep rocking