In my previous post A change of pace or taking a step back, I stated that one of the things I hoped to gain from taking a step back from Drawabox was more time to sketch. Well, that hasn't really happened. I spend some time looking through the art books I have, and this threw … Continue reading I can’t stick to a plan!
In taking a step back and slowing down with my Drawabox lessons, I took the time to reread the lesson about the 250 box challenge. I don’t know why I missed this the first time, maybe because I just wanted to get on with the exercises, but this time I read very slowly and took … Continue reading I’m excited to learn what the 250 box exercise is really about.
What is going on? Today I was working on the 250 Box Challenge for my Drawabox class. I was getting very frustrated because no matter what I did the boxes I drew where not coming out correctly. As I took a break, I remembered that I had worked on some very similar exercises in one … Continue reading A change of pace or taking a step back
I got the feedback from my lesson 1 exercises. There was some good feedback, but one thing I wish I would have been told was how to correct some of the issues. For example, one of our exercises was to do a page of ellipses. Some of the feedback was “Aim for smooth consistent … Continue reading Drawabox Lesson 1 Feedback.
At the beginning of 2019 I began taking Dynamic Sketching 1 with Patrick Ballesteros at the online school CG Master Academy. The class was interesting, but by week 5 I was getting frustrated. They were asking me to draw things I really didn’t have the skills to do. I really felt like I had missed … Continue reading Drawabox.com Lesson 1
My current sketchbook has 240 pages, less than half of which I've used. When I started this particular sketchbook I was rather excited and looked forward to using it. Now, not so much. I've fallen out of the habit of sketching and I'm to the point where I just want this one done. I'm not one … Continue reading Time to give up on a sketchbook?
We've all been there, it's time to replace some of your supplies or you've seen a new technique you want to try. So you go to your local art supply store to stock up and find three or four different brands and grades of the item. Should you always go with the most expensive, professional … Continue reading Low-grade vs high-grade materials.
Earlier in the year I decided that I wanted to try digital sketching so I bought an iPad. I had been debating for sometime on whether to go digital or not, there is just something I love about putting a pencil to paper, so I wasn't sure, but I mainly want use it for urban … Continue reading Digital sketching
When I was sketching daily, I always had something or could easily find something to sketch. Everything was interesting and anything could be a potential sketch. As I get back into sketching I'm finding that have "sketching block." I will open my sketchbook but not find anything I really find interesting or that I want … Continue reading Sketching block
As I said in my previous post, the last six months have had a lot of changes for me and during that time I didn't really sketch much. So how do you get back into the habit of sketching? So how am I getting back into this habit? Well first I am taking my sketchbook … Continue reading Getting back into the habit of sketching.