I am just going to place this here NSFW just in case.
June 1, 2014
I have been participating in 100 day challenges and it has been a great time! I finally have some goals.
I want to better my imagination, I feel like I have no imagination at all.
I want to draw characters and creatures.
That's what I am doing. I have participated and finished the 100day Anatomy Challenge, now we are continuing on as a last man standing challenge. It's been great and I have seen a ton of improvement.
Today starts the 100 Day Personal Project Art challenge where we finish 10 personal pieces within the 100 days. My first 3 projects I would like to do is:
Create myself, husband, and dog as characters. I think it will be really fun.
I am not sure what I am going to do after that, but, this will be taking up the first month.
Well friends, it's been a while since I've been around here. But I want to be back, again. I want to study some more, self propelled, of course, and I want to learn more. While I was gone I did a lot of traditional medium stuff (check out this post this shows a brief update of what I did over the time I was gone): watercolor, ink, pen, and colored pencil.
I feel like I should have some goals, but I don't have anything specific. I know I just want to get better. I also have a lot of free time on my hands. I love participating in the Spartan Camp, so there will be lots of gestures. I would like to get better at drawing animals, so I should practice that. I really like doing studies from books (love Andrew Loomis' books), and I would like to do some anatomy studies.
In November of 2013 I did NaNoWriMo --- but for drawing! And I only drew portraits for the whole month. Attached is one of my favorite portraits I drew during that month!
My husband is letting me set up the spare bedroom as an art studio! I am excited to share it with you all when it happens.
Kind of sounds like a horror flick, right? Haha. "The Sketchbook of AdrienneRose"!
I am now editing this to add a little bit of an about me to here.
Looking back, I am no newbie to drawing. In high school I took as many art classes as humanly possible (drawing, painting, photography, pottery), followed that into college. I've taken all basic drawing classes in college as well, and even an architecture class. Not that I am bragging, nor saying that I am actually "good". I think I do have a talent though that can be continuously built upon.
I haven't drawn really since 2010, my architecture class in university. With that being said, I've recently purchased myself a Wacom Bamboo Tablet because I really wanted to create some hand drawn elements for blogs and posters to share with the world. I have a zazzle store that I put some of my stuff I do for fun in, to hopefully make just a couple of bucks, nothing really to write home about. But that's what really made me want to delve into digital drawing. I found a love of using this medium and have been using it every day since I bought it Dec. 27th 2012, this is a big accomplishment for me.
I have worked with pencil, pen, colored pencil, and even dabbled in some acrylics in the past. But I am loving the freedom of digital drawing. I will probably use my physical sketchbook pencil/pen at some point, but I can't guarantee when... Maybe when the shimmer fades from my tablet.
Right now, with this new medium, I am working "back to the basics". Having quite a lot of fun with it. I am even excited to learn some anatomy and stuff like that, and now see the benefits of learning it. When in the past, I was like, MEH whatevers, I am awesome. .
At this moment I am reading Andrew Loomis' book: Figure Drawing for all it's Worth (started Jan 6th, 2013). And am hoping to get through the whole thing, something I haven't done before is read an art book cover to cover... So that's a goal of mine. I hope to edit this first post with each art book that I finish.
Thank you for stopping by! I may add more 'about me' in the future.
I am not 100% sure where I want to go with my drawings. But I definitely want to go more digital. I need to learn my Bamboo, and line drawing, and illustrating.