One thing that really inspires me is actually "bad" art, or art I don't like. When I see ugly or bad art I think "Well, if they can call THAT art, and have the audacity to call themselves artists, then....why not me?!" And then I go and create my own art. And even though I am quite critical of my own art, I still think it's better than that bad art that just inspired me. It's weird, but...anyone understand? x)
Right now my inspiration is coming from the other artists here on Proko who are putting in the time to get better. Seeing other artists work hard to develop their craft keeps me motivated and helps me feel less alone in my own creative journey.
Michael Hussar ( https://www.instagram.com/michael_hussar/ ) Christopher Lovell ( https://www.instagram.com/lovellart/ ) Tehani Farr ( https://www.instagram.com/tehanifarr/ ) Jono Dry ( https://www.instagram.com/jonodry/ ) Karl Kopinski ( https://www.instagram.com/karlkopinski/ ) Derek Hess ( https://www.instagram.com/derekhess/ ) Allen Williams ( https://www.instagram.com/i_justdraw/ ) ...I'm sure there's more female artists in the mix, but these were the ones on top of my head. ^.^ I'm inspired by dark, scary, fantasy-themed art, and there just seems to be more men doing that. Or am I completely wrong?
Ok, this one was really hard and you can probably see that too. So, here's pictures of before and after I watched Stan's demonstration, and even though it was hard I was happily surprised that I got a few things right. I'm not sure if the sketch shows it, but I could see it in my head. x)
First try. I drew most of it before I watched Stan, and made a couple of small corrections as I followed along since I was quite unsure about a couple of things. It's no way near perfect, and a bit messy, but I am pretty pleased with the result.
Just started this course, last time I did figure drawing was years ago and dropped the class because it was frustrating. I had a really hard time slowing down and just constantly moving the pencil causing scribble look. I didn't analyze the model enough I think. Also drawing on computer paper sitting at my desk in front of the screen was really hard. It felt constricting. Should I just start in the middle of the page for each figure? and maybe only fit one per page? Any pointers a appreciated.