This is a new head start for my third daily sketchbook. Previously, I have posted my DS in the following link:
(It was a stupid clumsy thread, which I have made a mistake and posted it in the WIP section. Sorry.) The objective my DS is to be able to draw out of my head without reference and be a better artist. In addition, it is going to be my life long process.
It is been a harsh start for me in the past for striving to learn to draw. And, I believe it would be even tougher in the future, as I do not have formal traditional media training before. Now, I just get kicked start to know-how what is the basic idea of pencil drawing after a long year sketching in the dark. All thanks to a colleague of mine, Mr. Raymond, who is the only one among many others whom kind enough gave me an insight and exposure for open up my mind. He demonstrated a life portrait of me right in front of my eyes. He showed me "strokes"; its direction and overlapping would make the subject looks more solid and visually engaging. It is a shame to say that I do not know what is stroke all about until the live demo which really bang my head and open up my eyes. And, he suggested me to learn and practice the stroke in a singular direction as a starter. I practice that 3-4 times a week. I know it is insufficient but I am trying hard to keep up the practice.
Now, all my subjects of drawing are photo from magazines. I know I am not talented in art but it does not matter. It is the passion, which keeps me on going. Sometimes it is frustrated after some long time of self-dedicated practice; I still cannot draw like a photostat machine! I still have the same old problems of proportion and photographic memory. I had a very poor psychomotor, which my eyes and hand does not go along. Right now, my only resort is to draw more and built up more confidence before starting an outdoor life sketching.
Below are some sketches and thumbnails, which I doodle from time to time for my personal 3D animated short film project. I think I am going to put this idea into a shoebox for very long time. I felt my ideas is hollow and lack of the fun factor. Anyways, I decided to post it up here because it is part of my DS too.
Lastly, thanks to CA who hosts such a wonderful portal for showcase so many aspiring superb artists, which really motivate everyone to draw.