Well, Today I am both happy and disappointed with myself. I did a fair amount today however it revealed some glaring flaws in my artwork that is going to take a while to work out. To be more specific, I grinded about 3 hours worth of gesture drawing practice, which I highly recommend doing *cough cough* www.quickposes.com/en/gestures…
And in doing so, I laid bare that I am in fact; not good at drawing. At least in the traditional sense. I know I am pretty alright with drawing digitally however being good at drawing digital is far from being any sort of decent at drawing. I learned today that it is a tad bit of cheating using a tablet to do most of my drawing. Why? mostly because CTRL+Z
. I should preface this by the way. This revelation is strictly from my perspective. I'm not trying to throw shade at people who just primarily draw digital.
However it did reveal something that has been illusive to me for the last 5 years or so of drawing. And that is how to improve my base and increase my consistency and speed of drawing
. Doing the 30 second body gesture drawing helped me out with very specific things and showed me what I need to do in order to at least lay the lines down so the drawing looks at least somewhat like the gesture.
Face Gesture @ 30 seconds didn't feel right at all and a lot of the faces that I drew looked like poop. So I bumped it up to 120 Seconds...They still looked like poop, but at least I could start to register some of the issues I had to work on. Mostly that had to do with unfamiliar lines and shapes which I am confident will improve once I start practicing more.
I had little difficulty in drawing hands. I know that seems weird but a lot of the hand shapes didn't feel to far off from I am used to just doodling in my free time. However, perspective when it comes to hands is a absolutely terrifying concept to me and it is something I found my self struggling with.
Feet, were...Gross. Sorry feet people. There was some things that were interesting to draw but I found my self not too concerned with the feet shape. Its those dangly bits that the feet latch on to that can drive me insane (proportions). However the toes being stretched out/flexed were interesting to draw.
I plan on doing some more tomorrow like environments and objects and start working some side projects while I practice (got to be careful though, Don't want to burn myself out on the first week
) So I plan to go take a walk or go to the gym between drawing sessions depending on what I am feeling after hashing out another 3 hours of work.
Little side note I am not going to post pictures unless they are directly requested. Sorry. I am a tad shy of how awful and honestly looking at a bunch of jumbled doodles wont be that fun for you either. But I do plan to make one of those crazy progress things later on for shits and giggles.
That's it for now. Wish y'all the best and I see you next journal! :^)