Monday, November 22, 2010

Thought I'd update a little...

I got Sculpey the other day, courtesy of Errol (hi dear!) and made some fun shapes with it. I'm going to use it to do a bunch of value studies and stuff and to get used to objects and their respective form/shapes.

Also, I decided to include a few more gesture/figure drawings. I really gotta practice not letting my drawings get cut off. Remember: composition planning is important!

Note to self: Practice midtones!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two Self Portraits

Two self portraits for fun... I did the first one as a face study of sorts, to see how much or how little I need to add to the canvas to get my point across. The next was just something fun and cartoony. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spock and Facial Gestures

Gesture drawings of my face, done looking in my small mirror. Also... Spock! I drew him for fun. I was trying to think of a famous person with a unique facial structure and this is what I came up with. Haha.

A few things to note... one of the Spock images was drawn upside down (can you tell which one?). Truthfully, it turned out rather bad. I'll keep practicing though. Can only get better, yeah? Also, I only used one reference image really. I should've grabbed a bunch of them. Bad me. I'll remedy this the next time around. And a final note: After I drew the photo a few times, I tried my luck at turning him into a cartoon caricature. I think it was... mildly successful. Once again, something to work on for the future.

That's all for now!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Contour Drawings & A Doodle

Did some contour drawings today of my hand (you'll notice some quick gesture drawings in the corner that were used for warmups). I'm more than a little impatient so it's something that I need to practice. These were drawn much quicker than they were intended to be. I gotta learn to turn it down a notch and slow down. Overall, however, I'm happy with how they turned out. Lots more practice needed in the future.

Oh, and the doodle is something extra I threw in there for fun. :) I drew that on a note-card some weeks ago, but I was never able to share it til now. I thought the expression was cute.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fun with Pastels

I had fun with oil pastels... ^^ I just bought a small set earlier today from the bookstore on a whim (go go impulse buys!). They seem like they will be fun to work with, especially as I can add a bit more color to my stuff.

And, about this piece: I'm noticing now just how short her thighs are, but I'm happy with the torso at least. I'll keep practicing these figure sketches as they're quite fun.