Boxes and Cylinders and Spheres, Oh My!

It’s definitely been a bit since I last posted, mainly because work is becoming more and more execrable by the day – but also because I was having a colossal fit trying to figure out how to draw TORSOS by themselves. It rapidly became the bane of my existence – until I have a minor…

Once More, With FEELING!

By no means have I mastered proportion, but the construction I’ve worked to implement over the past few days has allowed me to see the body for what it can be – a simplified series of organic solids that can be translated into a 2D space through knowledge of 3D contours. But it was in…

Pick Up the Pace!

As one merchandisable blue hedgehog once said, “Must achieve haste!” Or maybe it was simply, “SPEED.” Either way, I wanted to take a break from feeling out anatomy and start referencing poses in a more ornamental fashion through what’s known as the armature stick figure. The armature, for the uninitiated (myself included, until about three…

With a Flick of the Wrist

Today is a bit of a milestone, even if it doesn’t feel like one. I’ve gone from not really understanding anything about the human figure to at least having a strong enough grasp that I can pencil down some quick sketches and call it good, despite work driving me up and down a wall. And…

Models are Everywhere

Oh, don’t get me started on those sites that are all like, “Pay $50/mo and you’ll get access to all of our 1000 models!” HA. Not only do I not have that sort of money, but.it neglects something very fundamental to the ‘learning from life’ advice you hear from channels like Love Life Drawing and…

Getting the Motor Running

I’m sure you’ve seen artists talk about warm up exercise and I’m here to be the obnoxious nerd to reiterate their point! Before every piece, even if it’s just me doing splines or skeletons or what not, I do at least a few dozen circles in a row with very low or no stabilization to…

Not Your Mama’s Art Blog

There’s an alarming tendency for art blogs to get a bit preachy when it comes to chronicling art process. They came feel a touch disconnected from reality and start talking about the values of positive thinking and wherewithal and how simple everything is and some of them even break into this whole sanctimony about how…