Tonight I worked exclusively on accuracy. More and more I’m becoming convinced that the most important part of drawing and painting well, at least for representational art, is accuracy. After reading this post and looking back at my past history of work, I can see that regular practice in estimation and measuring estimations has resulted in considerable improvement in my work. (more…)
I was feeling a bit burnt out today so I only did an hour of drawing, all gestures. I did one set with a pen which I liked more than I thought I would.
My drawings didn’t go so well tonight, until I slowed down and began to focus on getting distances correct.
Just a quick figure drawing, it was late but I wanted to get a bit of drawing in today. (more…)
I’m annoyed at the canvas I used for this painting. It would have been a very nice painting if the canvas wasn’t crap. I will have to paint it over soon on a more smooth gesso board. (more…)
Tonight my focus was all about putting down accurate lines. I was going very slow and repeating the same pose many times. The purpose is to try and get myself into the habit of putting lines down correctly all of the time. I find this is one of the biggest struggles for me and most artists. If I could put down a line or a shape with correct placement, angle, width and height all the time then most of the difficulties of representational art would be behind me. (more…)