December 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm #4494
Hi folks. Creating a visual journal. This should help me stay accountable and drawing often.
I took a pause because my father died, but I think that was a mistake. I find that I need to draw.
It is helping me through this rough time.December 4, 2016 at 10:31 am #4513Marjan Van der DonkParticipant
Sorry about your father. I think you are right, doing what you love will help you as you have experienced already. Love the fist, you really captured the tension/strength. Hope you will be well …December 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm #4516Linn HanssonParticipant
Sorry to hear about your father, I hope that the drawing will help you through it. Looking forward to see your progress here.December 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm #4874
Hi guys. I doodled this eye while at lunch. All from memory.December 14, 2016 at 8:45 am #4876Marjan Van der DonkParticipant
Nice doodle!July 30, 2017 at 1:52 am #10215
Hi guys. It has been a while since I posted. However I have not stopped drawing.
I grab what little time I have on mornings before work and sometime during lunch time to sketch.
As a result most of my recent stuff has just been line work and ink.
so I will post and few of my drawing now.July 30, 2017 at 1:55 am #10217
This one was also from my imagination. I went walking a Sunday morning and saw a small flower, then later pass a butterfly, and that was enough for me to imagine an thumb size person carefully watching an preditorial butterfly pass him heading towards a flower.
Silly huh?July 30, 2017 at 1:57 am #10219
Felt like drawing a fort of some kind. Came up with this.
Then placed it on a mountain high up in the clouds.
Straight from my imagination.
Why would anyone have a fort that high up? No clue.July 30, 2017 at 1:58 am #10221July 30, 2017 at 1:59 am #10223
This is totally abstract. That particular night, I just picked up the pen and drew.
Lines. Circles. Cones. hatching. Cross hatching. Stippling.
Ended up with this.
Felt finished so I stopped.
Have no idea what it is.July 30, 2017 at 2:01 am #10225
This one I drew from reference. Saw a pic of this online and just had to draw it.
Not finished yet, but it seems to be coming along.July 30, 2017 at 11:03 am #10239AnonymousInactive
Thanks for posting your ink drawings, very nice to see.August 28, 2017 at 10:45 am #10815Lucille KrepsParticipant
wow! I love your ink drawings – I wish I were that free with my expression. Can I ask – did you do a lot of drawing from life or photo before you were able to come up with cool stuff like this?September 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm #10960
I did do daily drawings for over a year. A lot of basic fundamental stuff, like cubes, spheres, cylinders, etc. In between I would draw a lot from pictures. Trees, landscapes, animals, faces, still life ( pencils, cups , etc ), all using these shapes.
These many 15 min – 40 min drawings allowed me to practice multiple techniques, until I figured out what worked for certain things.
Like combining cross hatching with following the contour of the shape, in ink.
When to best use stippling vs hatching vs blocking in.
That kind of thing.
In repeatedly drawing certain basic shapes to flesh out objects I started seeing objects that way.
These drawings all just happened in the space of a couple of days. most of them straight out of my imagination. It felt like with no effort and completely out of the blue. But looking back, it is a result of over a years worth of work.
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