It has been over a month since I have last posted. Well January was a really nice month to learn about how much I have learned from 2006. I can grasp things so much better without the pressures of school on my back.
This image [left] is one of the many speedpainting I will be on a daily bases. I can do the greyscale ones in under 30 minutes, though the color take from 45 to an 60 minutes. I am learning much through each one I do!
I had a grand time sketching it with many different pencils [HB, 6B, etc] and plan on using them more often than my plain mechanical pencil.
Also, I would have rather sketched her live than from a photograph. Maybe in the May [when she comes to visit] I will be able to. We'll see.
In the mean time, at work I dream of drawing and actually read up on many of the forums on techniques to draw. Actually, what it all comes down to is that I get so pumped up on inspiration at work [looking at amazing artist's work] that I get home and draw purely from this excitement.
The other day I spent 5-6 hours with friends doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I felt I was cheating my art, though I did need a little relaxation. Still, I hate it when I do things like that and waste perfect hours that I could be sketching or learning how to paint.
What I like to induce on everyone I meet [artist or not] is that you should find a hobby like drawing or something to spend your time in. Otherwise you are a lifeless nobody that does nothing in your 80+ years on earth. At least do something, encourage someone, or do something worth wild with your life. Draw, draw, draw! ;]
interpreted by Matt Berger @ 11:23 AM