It's been a while since the last post, haven't been drawing much. I shall refrain from explaining as to why that is via mile-long rant about life's hardships and my struggle not to get distracted by every Shiny that appears at the side of the road.
Anyways, last weekend I remembered that I like drawing, too, so I put on some music and movies and did some somethings.
My usual way of drawing is doing a 'sketch' that's nothing more than a mess of ... I don't even wanna call it lines, to roughly determine where what is gonna be and then I paint over everything. This lead to me never really developing any feel for lines, so I decided to scribble a bit on real paper zomg just to observe what happens.
References: Movies/my grandpa/Pattie Boyd/photographs from the 50s60s70s
More practice, trying to find a convenient way to position cameras and characters and whatnot in a scene, fast & simple.
At first I tried to do this digitally, also to test some brushes and sort them, because I have about ten million and that's not helpful.
Five to ten minutes each:
That went rather not amazing at all. I guess the problem is that the computer allows me to change dimensions and values subsequently, which is distracting and makes me slow.
Then I remembered that I had once bought a few sketchbooks, and one of them is only as big as the palm of my hand and has a convenient widescreen-format.
That went a lot faster and twenty times as comfortable as scribbling digitally.
Two to five minutes each:
Reference of choice were random dvds I picked from my shelf ( Documentaries, and a bit of Leon the Professional )
Now I only need to do about 800 more of those and look into some actual theory on this stuff, and I'll have either learned a ton of things by then, or died of a solvent poisoning.
And a few things I did for perspective practice and to test some brushes.
References: places in my hometown(or somewhere near, cities are like on top of eachother close'n cuddly around here) and pl_waste, a very nice custom Team Fortress 2 map
-Y'know you're doing something wrong when you klick 'save as' and type sdfhsdjfhdjfh.psd and it tells you the file already exists.
-Don't listen to the Unbirthday song for an hour straight.
-Don't use a hair dryer on a wig. Ever.