Tuesday
Sep272016

Sketch of the day: Mantra

My mantra at work. Solve more problems than I create.

 

Tuesday
Sep272016

Sketch of the day: Human body as story structure

Some writers find story structure restricting. Whether it's a three act structure, the Hero’s Journey, or any number of narrative frameworks. One could argue that it produces repetitive unoriginal works.

But look at the human body. Generally, we all have two arms, two legs, a torso, head. Yet, look at the diversity among all of humanity. Would you say we're all the same? A frame work is just that. A frame. It give your story structure, or rather, it prevents it from being an amorphous blob. If you can't find a way to tell your story within a framework, maybe you don't have a story.

 

Sunday
Sep252016

Catwoman Commission Timelaspe

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Sunday
Sep252016

Video: Horse Master Studies from Hultgren

Horse Master Studies from THE ART OF ANIMAL DRAWING by Ken Hultgren

One of the best ways to learn is to draw from someone who has mastered drawing it already.

Observation is THE best way to learn, but master studies support your observational drawings, because someone has decided for you, what to leave out, what to accentuate or downplay.

These are decisions that you will HAVE to make as an artist. The hard part for beginners is that you're still developing the artistic knowledge to know what is a good or bad decision.

Thursday
Sep222016

Sketch of the day. Carbon

As a general rule, I only do drawing/painting studies of artists who are 1. Dead or 2. Art instructors, who produce work for students to study from. 
But I was flipping through Mark Schultz’s CARBON art book and damn that shit is beautiful! I really want to do some studies from him. I always try to be conscious of aping another artist’s style. 
I might do a handful for personal gratification and never share them with anybody.