Started 3 years ago (2015-07-23T23:00:00Z).
Ended 2 years ago (2016-07-23T23:00:00Z).
To become the kindergartener I aspire to be, I need to learn how to draw.
Going to conventions with a sketchbook is kind of cool. I just spend all downtime drawing and the place is swarming with other artists to get feedback and talk about techniques. Dino really helped me out today.
I should conserve some space in my small sketchbook, what I did today with one-character-per-page was kind of awful.
Today I learned about a technique for drawing gesture called "The Bean" at a youtube channel called Proko. I used it in conjunction with a neat little life drawing service featuring lots of cool poses by nude or dressed female and male models.
I've also been experimenting with hands since Chloe referred me to Milt Kahl.
Besides that I've been looking in to life drawing events in London. Turns out there is one pretty close to where I live which is run in a strip club. What I find a little funny, is that because of the life-drawing events, they've got student discount on entering the club.
I had a stab at drawing the skeletal structure above the torso. Some googling around and I now know the name of a few bones.
Since my colleague Duncan is a recreational dancer, he usually strike pretty good poses in the office. Tried to capture some of his gestures at lunch today.
Other than that I managed to capture a few interesting ones on the tube.
Attempts were made at drawing humans without all that meaty stuff. Did you know that the human body has 206 bones? That is some spooky shit.
I brought my sketchbook to work as well and managed to do some gesture drawings secretly using two of my colleagues as models.
After work I wandered through Shoreditch to Liverpool Station to see if I could find some people doing some natural poses. As it turns out, train stations are absolute goldmines.
By teaching myself how to draw I'm starting to look at the world in a different light, it's rather exciting.
First day of drawing I've only been doing facial sketches. I think this might be fun if I keep at it and actually upload all my progress. I decided to squeeze another submission in at the end of the day while on the train to Manchester. I feel like I've made a lot of progress after only one day, I've got a good feeling about this endeavour.