So I actually have an art class this semester, which is pretty great. I am already learning a ton. I tend to work mostly from my imagination when making my art, so drawing realistic still lives is a big stretch for me. Here is an exercise he had us do in class to practice proportion and basic value (only using one level of shadow, like cartoon shading.). It's nothing special, but I was pretty happy with the results considering my experience with realism and still lives
Monday, February 15, 2010
I was browsing art blogs a few days ago and I came across Jason Bradshaw's (http://boredompays.blogspot.com/). Upon looking at his stuff, I saw this really cool style where he would basically make comics about things he was thinking about or whatever; Like things to ponder and such. And I liked them a lot, so I decided I would start doing my own form of journal comics. Here is my first attempt. I am ok with how it turned out, but doing comics like this really makes me realize my weaknesses in drawings. Its good though, how else am I gonna get better? :)
Monday, February 8, 2010
Yeah, I know this one is more realistic than I usually work, but I realized that if I am gonna get better, I have to draw realistically to improve my skills. Cartooning is really what is fun for me, but lots of the principles you learn from drawing realistically transfer to cartooning. So here is my first stab in a while at realism. Also trying to learn how to use photoshop better to paint as well...