I failed really quickly at sketching daily but oh well! Here’s my mouse! It’s frayed, which is why the wire is all jacked up.
Armed with https://chains.cc/ I am going to attempt to try this “sketch daily” thing where you do a drawing every day.
Today was a perspective study with three highlighters laid out on my desk. They’re supposed to be the same size.
I haven’t drawn in forever, but here’s some random ones I did between the last time I updated and now. I’m going to try to get better at sketching crap this year (:
Modified contour drawing of my hand. There were a few blind contour drawings in between that I might put up at some point if I can find them. I think it’s an improvement over the first time I drew my hand!
One of the themes on sketchdaily was “imaginary sports”, so I went for the lightcycle racing in Tron.
I can’t believe it’s been three months since I’ve uploaded anything! Talk about being lazy and/or busy >_>
I did a few blind contour drawings, but they’re up in Berkeley, so I’ve been trying out reddit’s SketchDaily (http://www.reddit.com/r/sketchdaily), where they have a topic for you to draw every day.
The first theme was “carnival”.
The second theme wasn’t “ponies”, but instead it’s Alainah’s gift for having driven me to Startup School at 8 AM or some other ungodly hour. I might ink it or something since that’s what real artists do, but I’m pretty sure they have real inking pens or something. I might mess it up with my cheap ballpoint pen…
The last of the preinstruction exercises was drawing a chair, so I drew the chair I’m currently sitting on. It’s pretty comfortable!
Then were some exercises about trying to access the right side of your brain. It’s pretty interesting—all the stuff about your left, logical half getting in the way of your spatially-oriented right half whenever you draw.
The last thing for now is the beginning of the set of 3 of upside-down drawings. Apparently it’s easier to draw upside down since your left brain can’t mess up the image for you by projecting its own ideas and symbols for what it sees and thus lets your right brain do all of the work, allowing you to draw what is actually there as opposed to what you think is there.
The portrait up there is Picasso’s Portrait of Igor Stravinsky. Here is a (properly oriented) reference: