Here is some pictures that inspire me and keep me focused.
Judi asked a great question:
Am I being dense but I am not getting Robo Bean demo/theory…..I understand the motive is to ensure depth and mass but does that not come with drawing, why bother? Did I miss a concept here, as I am just not getting it… I always love every session but this is missing me. Help!
This is an exercise to develop your ability to see the complex forms as simple 3d forms. It helps to construct the figure in the early stages of a drawing. By repeating this you create a habit of identifying the major planes of the forms and keeping those apparent through the finished drawing. Good design involves a balance between simple forms and details. Yes, you could develop the same thing through simply copying what you see, but it will take much longer than by practicing a focused exercise.
It is similar to a basketball player doing sprints and lifting weights. Yes, they could get better at basketball only by playing basketball, but specific things like stamina and strength could be improved much quicker with focused exercises. Sprints improve stamina, lifting weight improves strength, robo bean improves your ability to visualize the torso as simple 3d forms.
My friend Marshall Vandruff adds:
Without this skill, it’s impossible to invent figures from imagination. That’s something many artists from concept art to comic books to animation to fine-art painting want to do. But you may be an artist who wants to work like Mary Blair or Eric Carle or someone who doesn’t need this.
Regarding “you could develop the same thing through simply copying what you see”, I copied what I saw for a decade, and I was left without control (except in copying), and without the ability to invent.
She asked “the motive is to ensure depth and mass but does that not come with drawing?” Depth and mass come with understanding, through left-brain disciplines, how to track X, Y & Z lines. Otherwise it’s guessing, which is fine for some pictures, not for a master of figure drawing. It’s easier to go primitive when we need it than to dredge up skill when we don’t have it.
what if you were in bed tonight and you were really lonely and sad and you were lying with your arm hanging out over the edge of the bed into the darkness and just as you were going to sleep, the darkness reached out and held your hand
i made a thing
This is beautiful.
I love this. The darkness is usually portrayed as something sinister but I think it’s beautiful.
Yoh Yoshinari has a Deviantart now
Edit: Who this guy is
just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.
Day #9: Hanging out with Friends
awww y eah„, Friday Music Nights woowoo
mostly they would just play some Django Reinhardt pieces together :3