Sorry for not posting any photos lately, I’ve been caught up in school work. Photo of the horse stable in my yard. Nothing special, I just like the Polaroid-y effect. Yup.
A digitally drawn eye I did a while back. Done in photoshop with a wacom tablet.
So I went in town and there was a project where there were…seven? hand painted pianos scattered around town encouraging people to play them! I thought they were really cool so I took some photos of people playing them.
(Sadly, I don’t have access to a scanner, so I had to take photos of the instant pics with my cell phone)
It’s hard to sleep at night. It seems that’s the time when my brain won’t stop thinking of new things to create and new stories to write. I was just about to go to sleep, when I thought of something new to write about and I can’t help but write about it at this exact moment. Now. Not in the morning.
The question is-
Art or sleep? Decisions. decisions.
Anyone else ever feel this way?
This is a digital drawing that I drew of Zach Galifianakis. I’ve always loved to draw portraits. And Last year, I was drawing digital portraits a lot! A lot a lot! And lets just say, I’ve gotten a lot better at drawing digital portraits then when I first started last year. I recently looked at the first digital portrait I drew, and I didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry… Because it was SO terrible! And at the time, I actually thought it was a good drawing! But, hey, that’s what happens. What do you think of it?
Wow.. I didn’t realize how rusty I was at figure drawing. I hadn’t done figure drawings for a couple months since I completed my figure drawing class. I’ve lost the ability to see what I’m looking at. “Don’t try to make things pretty.” My professor would always tell us this. “Don’t make the drawings pretty, make the drawings accurate.” And I will always keep that in my mind. Because marvelous figure drawings are born because of those words.
She always told us that we should be looking at the model more than our paper. We know what an arm looks like, or a foot, but when you’re drawing a live model, don’t imagine what a foot looks like from what you already know, look at the model’s foot and draw what’s there. Don’t imagine it. That’s the difference between a pretty drawing, and a marvelous drawing.
I’ll probably be able to post some of my figure drawings from that class in about a week, since I don’t have access to them right now. That figure drawing class was tough, and we got yelled at a bit. And pushed to our limits. There were a few points in that class where I was on the verge of tears… but,man, I really did love that class.