Ok, so I’m entering a cocoon. Yeah I know, it looks more like a peanut, that’s why I’m going in for a while. Not sure when I’m coming out, but I need to master my craft. At least get a little better by concentrating on the basics.
I’ve been busting my butt these past two weeks but instead of worrying about posting two or three complete ok, sub par or so-so drawings a week I plan to come out producing at least one great work a week.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity and I am on preparing for future opportunities. Lord I give this to you and ask for your blessing, thank you.
Monday’s late night sketch.
Sketch of Willow Tree Together.
one month after
I worked through “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards this June. Above is a before and after comparison.
I found the book at the York Emporium. There were many useful lessons and exercises. I believe anyone can use this resource and learn more about the art of seeing.
I needed to draw something different last night. Something with color. Something describing what I needed. I have a reason to continue illustrating as well as a reason to keep on living. I was encouraged at a Bible study earlier in the evening and by a post by Noah Bradley. Thank you!
Original scanned imaged next to Photoshop edited image. Not sure what this drawing says about me. I made this just after I got new gray Copic pens. I messed around experimenting with blending and how the pens actually worked. Then I blurred some portions of the image to create depth as well as trying some filters in Photoshop. A fun yet kind of scary piece for me.
JLo. Gouache illustration circa February 2001 from InStyle cover. One of my favorite pieces from art school.