Ahhh, there we go. I did some gesture sketches before hand, which are lightening fast sketches focused on capturing the “flow” of the subject. The intent is not to create a finalized piece of art (though some may grow into that), but, at least for me, to throw your brain into the mode of recognizing the contours of motion and action. After even just a few minutes of gesture drawings, you’ll notice later pieces feel less artificial. I know tonight I didn’t feel so much like I was starting a car in second gear after I’d warmed up.
I’m by no means back in the artistic saddle, but if you compare this sketch of my room-mate playing xbox to the previous sketch done yesterday, you can see how fast the brain adapts to a creative regimen.
Fairly soon I want to move out of sketching and into mediums that I’ve been too intimidated to even attempt in the past. I’d like to start mixing colors with acrylics, and hopefully even move into oils.
I also hope to start throwing some “painting parties” for Brave Newbies, complete with models- in SoCal and interested in creating some art with me? Drop a comment on The Brave New’s Facebook page!
I haven’t drawn in a long time. And, looking at these sketches, that’s pretty obvious. Note that this weekend, I wasn’t warming up before drawing… hopefully some quick gesture drawings before I sink into an art piece will help in the future.
Interesting note, while I was sketching my friend Cassie, a 5-6 year old boy approached me and commented that I was a “good drawrer… for using just one hand!” At first I was like, “Yeah, I’m totally an art ninja.” But then I got to thinking about it- do many people dual wield whilst drawing? Am I retarding my abilities by using just my right hand like a sucker? Is this 5-6 year old some sort of mystic teacher, serendipitously emerging just when I need advise the most? Only time will tell!
Brave Newbie Writers
- No Weekend Left Behind An adventure group dedicated to ensuring that when the work week is done, the weekend lives up to it’s potential.
- The Eskhaton The life and times of Cub, an adventurer I respect blossoming with energy who sucks the marrow out of life.
- This Tumblr Will Change Your Life Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, this is a day-to-day quest very similar to “This Book Will Change Your Life”