Heeey... okay, it's been a while since I last touched the journals, ha ha. Just recently my good DA friend Juhupainting gave me some great encouragement to get back on Permanoobs. So I've created this new sketchbook. Thanks, brother!! Oh, and I REFUSE to let this one get bumped off the front page of the sketchbook forum.
It's great, keeps me drawing. XD
I'm really getting into the community there; everyone seems nice and offers great advice and encouragement. If any of you guys are on Permanoobs or decide to join and make a sketchbook, give me a link and I promise I'll go check out your stuff!
Recently I came across a Noah Bradley video (yeah, a two hour video- I watched it while I was doing something else, ha ha) that talked about some different forms of drawing study for accurate seeing. One of the things was making studies of these cool master drawings called Bargue drawings- basically, they are a series of plates of drawings of casts and statues, with both simplified block-ins and the fully rendered drawings shown. I found high-quality scans of some of these plates, and started studying from them.
I've never done any kind of master study before. It seems to help for working on accuracy, and also for seeing how the artist simplified the subject matter before him so that you can learn to simplify complex subjects yourself. These will be posted on my sketchbook as I complete them. I don't know how many I will do or if I am going to do the whole course eventually- we'll see.
If anyone reading this has done Bargue drawings or has any thoughts on this I'd love to hear them. How have you guys studied to learn to draw more accurately?
That's it for now. Hope you all are well! Stay frosty.