Ugh None of your stuff is ugly.
Your pencil studies are extraordinarily nice. Keep up the good work
@Kate - Thanks! Will do, also accelerating to a higher velocity as I go forward
@Sushy - Dah, Birdy is mine!
@Jephyr - Yep, I can feel that I'm improving. Although too slowly, but indeed improving. If I wasn't lazy during my free time and actually took all of it and used it to drawing only I'd get to where I want to be much much sooner!
It was indeed a splendid week, I was battling procrastination with sword and tooth and I'm winning three days in a row now! But it's not enough, I need to do MORE.
Been doing many quick (30 and 60 seconds) gesture studies. Countless studies. Really, I don't know or care how many.
It's marvelous to see how these studies affect you. First they are a good warm up before longer stuff, second of all they insert occult knowledge into your brain. Although very slowly, like a drip-drip of water that occurs once in an hour into a metal bucket. One day that bucket will overflow!
It will be a happy happy day.
Some stuff :
Examples of studies (uploading it all is TOO tedious)-
Infected Mushroom FUN
Love the quick gestures.
@Cider - Thank you! They are also very enjoyable
@Black Spot - Implementation is on the way, the slow and sure way . Thank you for the support!
Some of the Bridgman stuff I've been doing and one of the tree studies that I've been doing on breaks from work (there is a nice park nearby)-
I guess more Bridgman is in order and some Pixelovely, I need some time to play with photoshop too (to do some environments).
Really love your tree, very well observed.
Glad yer having some good days artin around! And that you're feeling that improvement too!
Yeah it takes time. Malcom Gladwell and Geoff Colvin talk about it in their books...both basically write about how it takes 10,000 hours for EVERYONE to master something. But so many of us just want to skip the work and be good over night
So just keep putting in that time...and yer bucket will OVER-FLOW doood!.
BTW Your figures from yer head in #338 are showing that visual memory is accumulating!!
Keep 'em coming!
@Jessibelle - Thank you! It's a good thing indeed to drill figure studies, it always feel like improvement
@maninmoon1 - Thank you!
@Sushy - Well, not very good. But there are many trees left in the world for me to practice on
@Jephyr - Thanks Jephyr I have never heard of Gladwell or Colvin, but I've heard of the 10k hours idea. I wish I had clocked every drawing session. Oh well, too much to wish for! Back to drawing stuff
A small update. I had reserve duty this week, exhausting and very boring week - drew as much as I could but the military required so much freaking attention...
Got disappointed deeply by a girl I dated twice, but then I was only forcing myself to keep trying and alas, some people aren't meant to be together. For next time - trust my gut feelings, never to force myself for an ideal.
I need to do tons of gesture studies.
So the small update -
@Suz - She's not hot enough, that's my reason!
Absolutely right Suz, he needs me to work on him some more. But I moved on ! Thanks for the visit
@BlighterArt - Thanks for the visit! Yeah, them drilling studies are the equations in my proof that I get better as I go. p.s- Love your art style!
Need to visit some SBs!
A quick monochromatic sketch of an Israeli rock singer, Aviv Guedj-
That's it, good night!
And I second what Black Spot said
@Mat Kaminski - It's a pleasure to hear that you're following my stuff
@Black Spot - I took yours and others' advice and applied it to a different drawing. Rendering is a very tedious job - I'm not used to this, so I don't know the shortcuts yet. But will keep trying!
@Izene - Thank you! Hopefully you'll like this next drawing
So, this was a hard job rendering and rendering - tedious and tiresome. My neck hurts from the prolonged sit and the other day I barely slept for no reason at all, so it piled up and created this unruly exhaustion.
So a small update of a work that took much time from me - hopefully next time I'll update with studies and other stuff.
p.s- I ate too many waffles the other day. Maybe it's a reason for some of the weird stuff.
that last one has some real nice colour variations in the skin tones, real well blended there and nice understanding of how the light would hit. However, the whole thing could benifit from an increase in contrast - this seems to be a recurring problem actually, your digitals have a tendancy of looking very washed out because you dont have a wide enough tonal range. try making some studies in black and white, from observation or photos, and see if that helps at all
Yes, I keep getting papercuts at work. Anyway, some replies to the cool people-
@Jessibelle - I already thanked you on your SB for your help and time, but I'll do it again. Thanks a bunch!
I'll take some time to do grayscale studies, perhaps they'll help me with increasing the tonal range in my works, we'll see! It does look a little out of focus.
@hu-ha - Thanks for the visit sis, I'll keep up with grind as much as possible. Drawing outdoors is an incredibly fun experience, I'll do it more often with more time in my hands.
@Kungfoowiz - Thank you!
Some pixelovely things I liked and one page from my sketchbook (scanning the sketchbook is very problematic, mind you)-
There's definitely some nice stuff in here -- I especially love the gesture drawings. (I always have a hard time with those so I love to see other people doing them - very inspiring!)
Keep up the great work! ^_^
Oh, your newer gestures are getting loosier, thus being more dynamic. Do like!
@Liberty - Thanks!
@Riley Stark - I need to put more "meat" in this SB, studies are fine and dandy but what creates an interesting sketchbook for me to look back upon is works and especially WIPs and ideas for works or just doodles
@Black Spot - All right, I think I got it. I'll squeeze some bark the next day!
A WIP for the CHOW thing, don't expect to win but participation is always fun-
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