I semi agree. Better then shutting yourself in a basement and drawing yourself into a crazy hermit I recommend taking your drawing with you.
Draw your friends at the beach, at the bowling alley, the park, the pub. Be that guy that is always drawing. Draw on the bus, when your in the bank line, sketch whatever's around you.
Having a sketch partner is even better. Me and a friend hang out at the park or at a coffee shop once a week to sketch and compare notes- it's very motivating.
and when did I say that this means shutting oneself in a basement ? ^^
Thank you guys for the advice, I have taken it on board and am particularly working from reference and photos now, however laziness is still an issue XD
So it's been a while, and I'm starting to work on things for my art foundation portfolio, due in January. I've been trying to come up with ideas but seem to be failing to actually make final pieces. Anyway, here's the stuff:
Been a while. I've started a new sketchbook focusing on figures and concepts, starting out with gestures and timed sketches mostly at the moment. I've been using Vilppu's method to construct my figures, it's so awesome. Am I headed in the right direction?
These are some of the things I did in my older sketchbook in January/February. The abstract red lady seems to have a huge head, but that's down to the camera angle, and my laziness to take another photo. You can also see that some of the graphite pencil stuff is smudged a little, anyone have any tips for that?
I should probably also mention that it's in order, from beginning of the sketchbook to the last few pages. The famine and war horses were at the beginning of the same book.
Right, I'm now doing my art foundation course, focusing on animation since they don't have actual Illustration courses. I've been going to life drawing and trying to get back into the swing of drawing every day, and actually updating this thread to keep motivation going.
Not been too productive lately, finding it quite difficult to do anything, always comes out like poop. Started out at first with a simple study without a time limit, which I wasn't happy with, then tried to focus purely on line. Went back to doing gestures to try and loosen up, and cause I wasn't happy with my stuff.
Proper update. Figures from life, and I've started a 500 gestures challenge, trying to use an ink pen instead of pencils. Also going to be practising blind contour drawings to try and improve line quality.