Long time admirer of this site and the amazing artists who come here. Thought it was time to start a sketchbook and document my journey.
Like most people who are learning, it is my dream to one day do this as a profession.
Background- I liked to draw as a kid, but was never encouraged infact I was told to forget about art and focus on getting a real job. Worst advice ever, can't believe I actually listened to these people who knew nothing about art.... So after many years I quit my engineering job which I hated with a passion and went back to my first love. Decided to go to college for 2 years and learn about art history and fundamental/fine arty stuff, that was 5/6 years ago and I've been scribbling on and off ever since. This is the best move I've ever made. Art makes the heart happy
Have explored a range of traditonal media and feel it is now time to try and transition into digital. My aim is to keep improving and see what happens.
Help and crits will be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Bri in the sky; October 18th, 2014 at 01:37 AM.
Guess I'll start with most recent stuff.
Little figure sketch
Sclpture- My sister got me supersulpey clay for xmas and this was my first attempt. Was great fun.
Figure drawing- I'm fascinated by sacred geometry, used myself as a model.
Some old work on my wall which I really need to take down, Got loads of pics lying all over the place. Actually running out of space The drawing on the top left is a head nod to William Blake's Urizen. I love William Blake.
There is a Hiremy Hirschl print buried under there.
Last edited by Bri in the sky; December 30th, 2013 at 07:02 PM.
Oil painting of my cousins son. - I'm pretty new to oil painting so still trying to get the hang of it.
Little figure- Testing out new pencils
A drapery study from DA stock photo reference, think the artist was called 'lockstock'. Anyhow didn't like where it was going so I scrubbed the paint off. Then tried to add to the drawing underneath just so it at least looked decent.
Oil on top of acrylic painting of my Aunts dogs, sadly two of them had died.
Stylised hands- My hands from life, this one is actually an old drawing I did at college.
These are some of my scribbles from the last few months. Most of these are from imagination, the aim was to break my fear of making mistakes so I bought lots of cheap paper and spent no more than a few minutes on each scribble. The majority of them are little figures and heads. No eraser was used so some of them really suck, lots of them are out of proportion and totally wonky but that's ok. Just wanted to draw and let my hand flow without thinking, sort of 'Zen' style. Most of the pages are A2 paper folded over giving me 4 sides. All of them are filled in.
Last edited by Bri in the sky; December 31st, 2013 at 02:33 AM.
The first 3 of the girl were warm-up drawings in a classroom setting, my first since leaving college about 3 years ago. I gave her the final drawing and unfortunately forgot to take a photo of it.... Doesn't matter as It's all practice . I felt that, although it had been a long time since drawing from a model (other than myself), I had improved a great deal, the drawing seemed to flow more easily without too much thought.
The other 3 are quick life drawings of myself. Trying to draw my head from different angles using 2-3 mirrors. They are not that good but they were fun. Find the less I worry about details the more fun it becomes. Some of my favourite drawings consist of only a few lines.
Some random old work then will start posting fresh stuff. Should probably have started with the old stuff
The one in the top right was an idea board about cultural issues.
The painting at the bottom was abandoned, don't know what I was trying.
More oldies, get them out the way.
The pic of Jim Morrisson was for my sis. Was trying out charcoal and acetone.
The Gorilla in the bottom left corner I copied from another artist who never had a name or I would give them credit. Most uncool to copy another artists drawing I know, but I really loved the perspective. To the unknown artist-I salute you!