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  • #4494
    Louis Lynch
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    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.

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    #4513
    Marjan Van der Donk
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    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 …

    #4516
    Linn Hansson
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    Sorry to hear about your father, I hope that the drawing will help you through it. Looking forward to see your progress here.

    #4874
    Louis Lynch
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    Hi guys. I doodled this eye while at lunch. All from memory.

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    #4876
    Marjan Van der Donk
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    Nice doodle!

    #10215
    Louis Lynch
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    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.

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    #10217
    Louis Lynch
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    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?

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    #10219
    Louis Lynch
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    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.

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    #10221
    Louis Lynch
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    Just a blob.

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    #10223
    Louis Lynch
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    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.

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    #10225
    Louis Lynch
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    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.

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    #10239
    Anonymous
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    Thanks for posting your ink drawings, very nice to see.

    #10815
    Lucille Kreps
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    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?

    #10960
    Louis Lynch
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    Thanks Lucille.

    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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