I agree with smuli, I think it would be a good practice to set yourself an illustration brief and deadline, develop your idea, and then do studies that supplement the illustration as you paint it, it might help in your absorbing of the information. Just a thought, keep up the good work
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Smuli: Yeah, no denying it. I should definately do more my own things.Too often (Especially when I don't have any clear idea in my head for a painting) I go the study route.
Sometimes, especially when you have limited time, it's just easier.
Thomas M.: Agreed. In that sence I find COW, EOW, etc. challenges really useful. Really should do more of those.
And after aknowledging how I should do more my own thing I give you more studies.
Nice. Keep it up! I know exactly about feeling like not going anywhere for a long time. I was there. But you have to get over it! I can relate to much studying with little finished results. I like it that way, but I know it's gonna benefit in the end. If a finished piece doesn't mean anything, I must keep studying. Something will change. Just believe. [If it's all still relevant what I'm saying that is]
Poetry Man:Thanks for the encouraging words man! Really apreciate it!
Now this is just a small sketch. A sketch of a cow. But to me it sort of represents revolution. You see, one thing I have been batling with is a) trying to figure out how to make that plain planar look and b) trying to figure out the fine art way of drawing aka. blocking-in technique. Both aims relate to same goal which is trying to figure out how to simplify the form and how to keep structure clear.
For some reasons both a and b have been problematic for me. There are things that I can't quite wrap my head around. But today...today something clicked.
I think I finally figured out how to do the blocking-in as it should be done.
And this small sketch is first indication of that...I think.
Now all I need is more time to test it out...
beautiful sketches and studies!!!
You're sketchbook has been a really big inspiration and eye opener to me.
You were a lot better drawer than I am now! I gotta start doing those pencil studies!!!!
Thanks for the reminder
*You're sketchbook has been a really big inspiration and eye opener to me.
Thankyou! Big words. I hope I can live up to them.
Grabbed a kraft paper sketchbook today. Loving it! Have some rhinos!
Maybe you should try some exercises that you haven't done before? Get some of the exercises from related fields like design and try and find a way to apply it to your work.
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I don't think you are in too much trouble though. Your skill is exceptional
Obstfelder: yeah, could be a good idea.Thanks! I'll look into it.
Some kraft paper sketchbook sketches and few test sketches done with Samsung Galaxy Note.
Experimenting with various strokes and marks you can do with pencil.
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Loosey goosey morning sketches.
Really need to spend more time on the construction stage
last experiments from today. Gotta wake up earlier tommorrow so I can get more done.
wasted today trying to get something done with charcoal. Only thing I really achieved was royally pissing myself off. Seriously, How in the hell do people control this stuff!?!
Love the marks and matte black you can achieve with it but holy flying #¤"¤¤#"¤"# it lifts off easily. I seriously can't wrap my head around how people can work with it .
sigh....and the mess. Maybe I should just stick with graphite.
The painful thing is that I know I won't. As long as there's amazing charcoal art out there I will keep wanting to make something like that and I'll grab a set of charcoals and start bashing my head against the brickwall again...and again...and again.
Amazing environments and god I love that painting with the dragon. The light of the fire and the blue just about the dragon, it all just works. Great sketchbook!
Derpy Sargent study.
Sargent a day, that's the official plan for this week.
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