June 17th, 2014
*Disclaimer! I do apologize for my horrid writing, I'm sure it's filled with whimsicle errors. (what does that even mean?) I have no idea. But I do know when I took a writing test on a 0-5 scale I got a .2. Yes, a point two! Sorry? I'll do my best.
So I'm not gonna have an actual drawing finished this week. I went retarded and made it much more complicated than need be. So I have this above card I did to kind of show my blatant inhability to capture perspective and hopefully later on we'll see a vast improvement. I did just start an !AWESOME! painting class which will help in this regard and I'll learn to paint, IN OILS!!! Hurrah! I'll post updates as they come. So there's that little drawing, but I do want to give an update on the piece on working on and how I made it much more complicated.
Well, that's the doodle the piece is based on. Yes! I did hide a poem in the squiggles, but it's not what's written on there. Also, you'll never be able to actually read it. . . most likely. So below I have a before/after I colored the background, the 1st one you can maybe see the word, but after it's colored, no way. Can ya see it? Do you see some s's? Anyways. . .
Guess how long it took to color the inside there. . . go ahead, I'll wait.
Yup, a joyus 2 hours. This piece is 28"x42". . . this will take me quite some time. But! My eyes have improved after that Redwood drawing, and there's no going back! So that is pretty exciting. . . for me anyways. :)
June 10th, 2014
New drawing, BAM! Took a lot of work to get this done in a week. My goal is to complete a drawing a week, not neccessarily of any theme, just a drawing I want to do. This is heavily based on Russian folk art (WHICH I LOVE), the flowers are direct replicas, the pattern/colors are more my style, but if you look at a Russian shawl you'd see they combine flowers with geometric design. Which is what I'm . . .eventually . . . going for. Realism with geomety and pattern. I clearly have a long way to go.
Below are a couple close ups and in progress. The one on the right is more color accurate, as I took it in natural light.
In my attempt to finish this in a week, the power went out last night (yay! The building is silent! Boo it's shit hard to see), so had to work a while in candlelight and silence. (Not actual silence as I live in literally the loudest part of Seattle.) And I burned my head a few times and burnt a few hairs, getting my face too close, ha.
But I digress. . . I like to listen to lectures while I draw, so I'm actually learning and hearing new ideas. It's one of the reasons why I love drawing so much. I can put my hands to work in creation while the mind explores new thoughts and ideas. The cumulation of these thoughts are then represnted in a visual form. Movement of thinking. But a drawing is of an instant, it doesn't move but captures of moment of the thought.
I think that can be said for most art but, for me, colored geometry/pattern is how I understand and represent it. . . I really like this piece. . . Whelp, I gotta go get more pencils tomorrow and a larger board. I already have a drawing in mind. :) See ya soon!
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.