Quick question. I'm planning on mostly working with pencils, one large sketchbook for home and one smaller one for work/other places. However, I would also like to try using inking mediums as I have some microbon pens laying around my room. Should I get another book specifically for inking or is it okay to alternate mediums in one sketchbook?
I've been hoarding art supplies for years! Little did I know that I was preparing for this course 🤣 I feel that if you have the stuffs it should be used. I want to pass on my attempts at putting joy on paper rather than a bunch of unused supplies.
Some tool scribbles and swatches. If there's one thing I wish I had known when I first picked up some pencils, it would be to swatch out your materials in the most efficient yet fun way possible. These references are invaluable to me. It's virtually impossible to get the outside color to directly match the medium's output.
Seeing how good everyone beginner here is makes me want to rage quit my life. I am literally the worst hand eye coordination in this course. I literally cannot draw a line and circle or anything. I hope I can muster a pear that doesn't give you all eye cancer. Fingers crossed.
I hope everyone has joined the class discord server created by Mark Karcz. I'll post instructions here again for anyone who missed his post: If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
I decided to settle in with some gesture practice. I added to some more than others but hoped to capture the gesture properly. These are multi-attempt projects. So, I did each one like the exercises suggest and have touched them and tweaked them daily to see if I can capture their core.
Here are some very rough figure drawings 😕 they each took me an embarrassing 2 minutes to do. I'm in a huge taste gap at the moment. Existential crisis over. Time to put in the actual work. I've been drawing more complicated subjects and the like 🤷♀️ What do I expect 🤦♀️ It's gonna look wonky at first. Open to some tips even though there’s not much to work with yet.