"why do I draw what I read in books and what I see in other peoples art and NOT what I see myself IN MY OWN LIFE?"
Yes. I had similar epiphany, cool reading about someone else experiencing a similar thing at nearly the same time. We need to describe our own experiences rather than quoting pictures in a book. At they're best the books are maps, at worst they're a way of copying second hand knowledge, rather than first hand experience.
Pigeonkill- Thank you man! Just draw from life and from photos and the figures you draw outta your head will become better and better over time, but don't actually forget to draw from your imagination. a lot of people seem to get lost in working from reference and wonder why their "imaginative" work doesnt improve.
Blue Severin- Thanks!!
grenappels- Thanks a lot man, that statement means a lot to me!
armando- yeah man, I am still so happy that I realized that and that I can apply that in my drawings/paintings.
Sooooooooo well haven't been doing too much over thes Easterdays. My family is katholic and at Easter katholics don't do much appart from eating and drinking all day long ( I am not religious at all but I still love it ).
yesterday I went with a good friend of mine into town to do a little landscape/city painting. It was a total torture where I realized that I totally and ABSOLUTELY SUCK at painting from life. I haven't done any lifepainting for quite a long time and I completely forgot how extremely different it is from working from photographs.
Gonna push that muchmuchmuch more in the next days/weeks/months/years .
So heres a tinyass over-easter update, some sketches from mind(obviously) and a lifepainting try. Gonna go with some value studies to warm up a bit. Huge fun, but still sucking ass