Goals for 2018 are to focus on value, process and composition. We'll pay attention how much time I need to get a blocking in. Can be anywhere from 5-20 mins. A goal floating in the back of my head is to get a solid showing of where I'll be going with the image in 20 mins or so. Long term goal to have said 20 mins be a frameable stand-alone image if executed with proper materials. I should stick with one size, one paper, and
one drawing medium if I aim to practice as effectively for mastery as I
can. We'll see what happens. Below are 5 min value studies on newsprint with carb-othello pastel pencils. 9x12 size. Images from lin-of-action and sketch-reference-daily.
Last drawing of the new Christmas break. Trying to focus on value, process an composition. Tried to follow a process of light lay in and focusing on the most important statements first. Drawn from New Master's Academy reference, conte crayon and cheap, cheap newsprint.
Christmas vacation. Finally had some time together with my wife, so I was not drawing all day long. When I was drawing, I'm not sure what I'm working on, or towards, so I was once again floundering again a little. Was trying drawing larger again, with conte crayon, a medium I not used to. Starting to think about what I want to focus on for the next year. All drawn from photos from the "line-of-action," drawing resource website.
Some updated composition experiments attempts on the field day picture. Previous thumbnails on this link. Lluis would like to see some sort of story being told. Good idea. I will think about it. Would like to keep working on this in different styles, mediums and mediums once we get the composition/story nailed down.