Sunday, January 21, 2018

Conte B from Photo

Trying to focus on values.  Over complicated the shapes with the grey that should have been his shoulders/hoodie.  Not clear that he's biting his hoodie.  Fun practice the the crayon though.

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 arting goals

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.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Christmas Break pt. 2

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.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Christmas break pt. 1

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.