Monday, September 28, 2009

Is this where you saw yourself 5 years ago?

...that's what my fortune cookie said tonight. And the answer But I'm quite alright with where I am. and where am I? Well, I've been constructing muscles on a mannequin, and it's been anything but easy. Once again I am reminded of just how complex the human structure is. It's definitely a learning experience and my only regret is not learning it sooner. Seems like one of those things I should have learned back with the ABC's...a ....b....c....thoracis.
Muscle building is tough, tedious work. It really makes you study the photo in the book and then apply that to your skeleton. It's definitely another skill I need to further develop...the skill of seeing. Studying and really seeing...

Monday, September 21, 2009

What If You

Can I just say, I may have had a slightly skeptical attitude coming into this as I haven't had a drawing class for a couple of years, but dang, this is fun. I've missed you.

I feel I've learned so many things in this past week alone. The figure is an amazing subject to draw. It's so real, and unforgiving, and perfect. It's complex, but simple all the same. To look at the lines and curves of the body...I'm just amazed by the natural design of it all.

I'm learning to really see. To draw what is infront of me, and ignore my thoughts of what I think I want to see. I think that is the difficult part. Everybody knows what the human body looks like, but to really portray it accurately, well, that's the tricky part. And that's the part I hope to get down in the coming weeks.

Monday, September 14, 2009

That Moon Song

More of an extreme doodler, but nevertheless, I like a drawing utensil in my hand. I draw from my mind's eye...using sharpie's and tech pens to create pattern and shape. Always black and white. Life Drawing, for me, I hope will expand on this. Doodling is one thing. The figure is another story. I wish to draw more realistically and have deep rooted knowledge to back it up.