"...part what you see, part what you know, part what you wish you saw." That's brilliant.
I liked this a lot. My weaknesses are legion. Line stroke quality is an issue, though I keep practicing. The overhand grip seems years ahead of me, though I am learning to use the arm and not just the wrist. In a way it’s analogous to learning a new alphabet, or to write kanji with a brush. But my biggest block is to focus on the objective of an exercise , specially when the image is so compelling that my mind can’t give up on the right proportions or making it “look right”. I seem to lack a switch to turn in or off (I’ve recently discovered I have ADHD-TI..) I wonder if this will change once I’m more comfortable making proportions. Ok, this is starting to sound like a journal post.
Wow! This guy is so wise and clever. It's like a tougher version of Marshall lol! He is a bit intimidating, because he knows so much and communicates so well and confidently. He threw such complex bombs of wisdom in such a casual yet very articulate manner, I had to stop many times to take notes. Very intelligent and talented artist! You can feel all his years of study, knowledge and hard work. An inspiration indeed! Thanks so much for this!
Jeff says to set specific goals to keep moving forward. At this stage, what are my goals besides learn to draw or improve? I'm floundering here, i cant find the forrest OR the trees, specific daily/ weekly goals might help. The obvious goal is to draw everyday, but Jeff is talking about something more specific & meaningful. I'd like to know what please.
Something fun i heard today in my watch though was how Jeff mentioned something about 10 tones. And it made me laugh because our only lesson was with half of that to warm us up.
i've been watching this every day sense it came out and i feel like i keep hearing new things i didnt quite get the first time through. Trying my best to soak up everything Jeff Watts has to say. I keep hearing things that i heard before, but on each consecutive watch though i understand a new thing he said that didnt come across on the previous viewings.
"Show you a picture that is closer to where your at" Proceeds to show something i'm years away from drawing anything close to that.
What does Jeff mean when he says his drawing has a tonal feel? Sorry, I'm a novice to artistic terms.
Jeff said that his drawing exemplifies a heavy calligraphic style of drawing. What does he mean by calligraphic? Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting. Is he saying that his drawing has a handwriting style? And if so, what is that?
That was awesome, really loved the nuanced discussion especially around choosing what kind of edges to use.
I'm glad you brought on Jeff to talk about this stuff. I feel like the more exciting things reveal themselves as you move further into art and get deeper into more advanced topics. And I'm not someone who generally looks at other people's art that much and forget why I got into this in the first place, so seeing a master's work and his explanation of some of the more advanced things in a simplified way for beginners is definitely an inspirational boost! :D Thank you Jeff and Stan! I hope to see more guests in future lessions as well to stoke my inner art fire. Thank you!
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.
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