I thought I might make my own thread for art, since everyone else here seems to be doing that. I'm only uploading one thing today cause it's all I had time to scan, saturate, and resize, and because most of the sketches I made today were just duplications of characters I found in books or on the internet, and nobody needs to see those a hundred thousand times over.
There was a picture of a butterfly on my desktop this morning. So I drew it a couple times. Many times when I draw an object or creature, I first try to make a silhouette of it without looking down at the paper... I don't know where I got that from, but I seem to think that it helps for hand-eye coordination and for being able to measure by eye. Well, I haven't gotten that quite down >.>
My biggest problem with any life drawing is that I'm always so hurried to finish. I get impatient really quick. And it really compromises the quality of the art, I think. I'll hurry the line art or the tone and it'll look rough and scribbly... I'm trying to spend more time when I'm doing more precise studies. I start to squirm at about 5 minutes though T.T
Very nice! I like your butterfly studies. Squirming at 5 minutes just means you enjoy gestures and I think all animators can relate with that feeling.
Cool.....i am so interested about insects and bugs now...seems like thousands of variety in nature.....we can easily pick any of them......
thanks for sharing and do more,........we will wait to see more of your update..
Nice drawings of the butterfly. I too usually only spend 5 minutes tops on a single drawing. Unless it is a painting I really do not spend that long on one piece of artwork.
PS Look forward to seeing some more of your work.
Some Park Sketches
Today I went to Laguna Lake, a park of several dozen acres containing a gorgeous lake and huge fields of wildflowers that the people of San Luis Obispo often hike around. I drew a couple sketches but I'm not really happy with how any of them came out... everything seems to point at how far I have to go. But I'll get there.
The top sketch is of a lone tree, some sort of pine, but instead of trying to draw the texture of needles I just tried to block out major patterns of tone. The mountain on the left in the background is Bishop's Peak, which is a very iconic and beautiful mountain I really want to draw, when I'm able to do landscapes.
The trash can is probably the most realistic sketch here, but that's because it's man-made and is a very simple object. I simplified the hanging trash bag quite a bit. I had a lot of trouble getting the bag to be dark enough (I was working entirely with a 2B pencil), and i had to make some parts of it very black so that it would stand out from the can.
The tree without leaves was just... I guess I was just bored.
At the bottom of the page I took two attempts at drawing little creeks. The second one is the better rendering of water, I think, but neither would look like it if I hadn't told you what it was supposed to be. Water is very, very hard to do T.T