My friend Wendy has been liveblogging her viewing of The Untamed. Wendy has already won the internet so many times that we don't even bother to give it to her anymore, but her booty report inspired me to do some art (with her enthusiastic permission). I got a lot of practice drawing butts. Enjoy!
A little less than a year ago (August 11, 2020), I decided I wanted to learn how to draw. I was unemployed, stuck in quarantine, and not doing all that great mental health wise. A few days later, my spanking new Wacom tablet was delivered, and for once I actually used the shiny new tech… Continue reading State of the Art: One Year Check-in
It's started to feel like every piece has four stages. There's the first stage where I dither forever about what to draw because everything seems blah and I have no inspiration. After I get over myself, there's the stage where I'm mapping out the piece and drawing wireframes and boxes. Then there's the rough and… Continue reading Art Progress – Fan Boys, Pt. 2 – The Shadening
I really like thematic groupings -- they give me the inspiration and structure I need to push past executive dysfunction. I've found this is especially true of my drawing practice. Deciding what to draw next has been challenging for me unless I have an outside impetus (like Yuletide or a fanworks challenge week) or some… Continue reading Art Progress – Fan Boys, Pt. I
I had a few goals this month for learning to draw. I wanted to practice figures in movement, and I wanted to get more comfortably free with my shading and highlights -- sort of deliberately messy? There's probably an art term for it. I don't know. I just know that my shading and highlighting lines… Continue reading Shut-up and Draw Dancing
Back in mid-August 2020, I decided I wanted to learn to draw. I got myself a Wacom pad and a subscription to Clip Studio Paint, downloaded a few courses on Udemy and watched a bunch of youtube tutorials, and just... started to draw. I've learned a lot. Mostly I've learned how much I don't know,… Continue reading Six Month Art Progress Check-in
I've been doing a bit of writing -- finishing my Moshang Week story, dragging out Chiaroscuro and dusting it off so I can finally get it out the door, things like that. But the main thing that has been helping me keep calm and carry on is the daily drawing practice. Lots of funnels, ellipses,… Continue reading Arting Progress Report