Hey everyone, hope you are okay. I have a question that got basically nothing to do with the vídeo. Contextualizing, I'm a level 1, I know we didn't reach Values yet, but I'm thinking in buying one of Proko's color course, to do along with Drawing Basics. And I wanted your opinion, you guys think its too early for that or its fine to do so? If its fine, which course is the most reccommended for a beginner?
God damn... I guess I will be setting up goals for myself, like Jeff said. I will try to draw more often. Especially with still life drawings, since they are much easier to do, and I can apply fundamentals that I learned here. That was a great video, I will do more thinking when drawing, and not just doing it by the feeling.
My entry. I did Master Study of Patrick Jones' Hephaestus. I really like his charcoal and oil artwork. I definetely will take his course once I'm done with fundamentals. I would really like to take the same as approach as he did and focus not only on graphite/drawing, but oil painting as well. I only focused on lines, although I do realize my proportions are off and gesture is different.
I know I'm late, I completely forgot about deadline. Oh well. I learned a lot from this lecture. Mostly to use my HB pencil for searching lines, as in, due to it's ability to draw light lines I am more confident in drawing, even making mistakes. Then I just try out with 4B over those lines to draw confidently.
I think there is still a great value in pursuing art, with a caveat - traditional art using physical medium will still be greatly valued. Also when there is some massive automation going on, like factories making shoes, a traditional shoemaker is considered a luxury and greatly valued both in prestige of owning such a piece and in monetary sense. I am not sure what will happen to the digital artists, I think they will have to adapt to using AI - and that's coming from a person who thinks that current AI dataset has been procured unethically. Unfortunately the digital art was always a little undervalued due to the aspect that you can undo a stroke, draw different pieces on layers, rotate them, etc. The AI will probably create a new step of inspirations for artists, next to seeking references. But I am not sure what the future holds. We never had a situation like this, I think. We still need laws that can handle ethics of AI before we destroy ourselves with deepfakes. But I think the future will similar as to is with music. You do have synthesizers, libraries of sounds, DAWs, and yet there are still lots of musicians who play traditional instruments. Hell, most of them learned how to play an instrument before going on to use software, or they incorporate traditional instruments within their pieces. Because "human touch" to anything creative will always be of a great value.
I had lots of fun with those. I started drawing some light lines and that was very comfortable for me. The issues started happening when I was trying to make those solid lines. My hand still hurts, I guess I am not used to it. But using the overhand grip definitely helps me out with shaking hand. I'm happy how those went, even though I see there are some not-so-straight lines and shoe laces could use a lot more work.
Day 2 for me. I'm keeping it at basics before I do all the shading stuff, since I suck at fundamentals. I learned today how to get the pencil to draw lightly which was a great milestone for me. After second drawing I got hand cramps, so I guess there is some progress as well in the muscles I suppose! I also wanted to let you all know that Drawing Board is a great tool that really helped me to get a right posture and fix my shaking hands. If you are like me, buy one of these, they are great.
Maybe you are too hard on yourself? I had a similar issue and I stopped drawing at all. My SO told me that I am too hard on myself, and maybe just enjoy drawing without expecting the outcome? I am one of those people who are looking too far into the future, like to overthink. And that more often than not, paralyzes me. Then like my SO told me, I just started drawing 30 - 60 minutes every day, just for the fun of it. And most important - I go with expectation that my drawings will suck. I am expecting that they will look bad, and believe me, that makes it super helpful. There is no fear, that screeching voice in my head telling me "what if my drawing will suck?". Now I expect it, and I am no longer afraid. Try it out, don't be hard on yourself, just enjoy the texture, the pencils. Treat it as your time to cool off. Like you were a small child and just had fun!
I have a question please - does a core shadow always appear between darks And light? Would it always be darkest dark? How do you decide which type of shadow is darkest if they 'look' different intensity in different parts of the object?
My attempt, Older means before watching Stan's demo, newer means after demo. After scanning the image I noticed that I could have made that additional outer shadow maybe tad bit darker. I think I improved a little. I enjoyed it, and I think I will try drawing simplified things more, just for the practice.