Just one in progress. This one has been exhausting so far. But as soon as I sit down to paint it is enthralling. I tried to be as accurate to my reference as possible without becoming a slave to it. Oftentimes I find it hard to maintain the truth of my work; being too busy exaggerating anatomical rhythms to be accurate.
Unfortunately it's in one of those pensive moods. I know it isn't finished but it doesn't seem to want me to work on it at the moment. All I would be doing at the moment would be refining unfinished areas (like the hands, face and feet) rather than adding anything to the overall image. It needs something... I know it. But I simply don't know what that something is. Maybe I can sleep on it.
It was honestly a ton of fun, and once I jumped the only problem I had was the fact that I really was mixing "colors" without a system. Once I learn how to mix the color I want efficiently I think things will be a million times easier and ten million times more efficient and a quadjillion times more fun.
Oh. And I really should have worked the drawing out further. The easiest part was the face because it was the most worked out... the rest was a lot harder due to the fact that I hadn't worked out all of the problems I needed to.
I was at York lanes today and got bored of just drawing floating heads. I know they don't all sit on the same groundplane... but I thought it was a better idea than randomly placed on 8.5 x 11. It was a lot of fun. I might go back tomorrow and do the same thing... or maybe I'll head back to Yorkdale and do it there.
I've finally managed to get a fairly accurate representation of my paintings online. Both my scanner and my camera seem to color my images away from red and yellow and towards a bright blue, my camera very much so but I also have to compensate for the lights that I use.
But here it is; A painting I did of a drawing I did earlier yesterday. It was a lot of fun to just "treat the paint like paint" and explore that venue while still maintaining a sort of visual vocabulary in order to create a structure within the colors. After a certain point I got all confuddled by the new language I was creating and started, by virtue of a confuddled brain, ruining things, but that's okay because although the final isn't as structurally sound visually as it should have been, I learned a lot and it was a fantastic experience.
Thanks Andrea, I'll try to keep letting paint be paint.
I went to Yorkdale again today, having missed Bobby Chiu's Sunday Subway Sketchgroup. I had a lot of fun as I went with my drawing buddy Andrea... and I find it always helps to draw with a buddy, as you can work off each others energy a little bit. Maybe that's just caricature's talking, but I like it. I promise I'll start posting more finished looking stuff rather than just sketches sometime in the future.
A skull from memory from last night. I drew a whole page of them but I like this the best... I promise I'll start editing the good ones out soon, but for now I just love the fact that I'm drawing a ton.
Went to the mall today and sketched for a bit. I need to draw faster. Someday soon I'll post more finished stuff, but I'm kind of in a frenzy to get as much drawing done as possible at the moment and it is fantastic.
I didn't really get a chance to get out of the house and draw today. So I decided to try my hand at digital caricature. Unfortunately I find I end up copying the shapes too much rather than truly analyzing the way forms interact and the uniqueness of the individual. But here is my second foray into digital caricature. Woo.
Oh. And I almost forgot I drew a little bit yesterday too. I should have drawn more, but I was out with one of my super adorable best friends eating fancy food at a fancy restaurent. But I managed to squeeze some drawing in beforehand so it was all okay.
The ISCA convention was amazing. I don't think that I can say that enough. I wasn't there to win any awards, or try to impress anybody. I was just there to have a brilliant time hanging out with my friends, partying and drawing non-stop. It was an absolute blast, and I really can't wait til the next time I see them. If I can survive and manage to save up for Cripplecon I am totally going, if I can't then I'll see them again at the next ISCA con in Vegas, baby. But without further ado; here are some of the drawings I did while I was at the con. My apologies for the distracting flash.