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Showing posts from May, 2013

Day 281

Continuation from yesterday. I didn't really complete it the way I wanted but I'm happy with it. I just didn't have the precision tools to produce those hard lines that I initially wanted. 

Day 280

Just a work in progress…

Day 278

Here's a sketch I drew without any reference. I initially drew the figure as a nude and then added the clothing which made the dress take on a translucent appearance.

Day 274

If it wasn't for that right eye being offset just ever so slightly this would actually look like the real Kurt!

Day 273

This was a simpler wave to draw and did not challenge me as much as yesterday's. I was able to merge the tones well enough to form the drawing. I was hoping to gain more detail but when I brought in the darker tones I abandoned that endeavor. In the end I just wanted it to look uniform and I think I accomplished that.

Day 272

This wave was pretty tricky and I saw my artistic skills get sucked under. I'll rephrase that without trying to be witty: the limitations of my artistic ability were made clear to me. I think I may have tackled something that I wasn't ready for. And for that it's a great day here at the 24 Hour Sketch! I love when I can't even figure out how to simplify the drawing through some technique. For lack of education I don't know exactly what the techniques are called that I use but I might have tried them all. I even rolled up my very own tortillon thinking that might solve some of the issues I was having. I tried stippling at one point! (No pun intended) and with that bear with me! I'm gonna be witty again. As with all waves, proceeding one and preceded by another, there will be more to come. Waves that is. Seriously, I picked two pictures out the other day. I literally have another one right up my sleeve that I'm pretty sure I can't draw. Hold the laughter …

Day 270.1

Now this is a first, not the subject matter, but the double post! I was liking this when I started but didn't quite plan it out correctly. The perspective seems to be a bit off. 

Day 270

What an accomplishment this blog would be if I had actually drawn for 270 consecutive days! I just want to take this moment for myself and feel proud in that thought. WOW! What an accomplishment!… it would have been. Let the consoling begin!Anyway, this, I believe, is the first post to make it to the 24 hour sketch, and if not the first then one of the very few, to show just how small most of these drawings are. The lower right corner is stapled. So scale it in your mind accordingly.
Now would as good a time as any to express my dislike of this drawing. I do not like it. There, that's all. 

Day 268

Here's another negative drawing. Nothing truly spectacular. I wanted it to be grander than what it is but just got impatient and rushed the sketch.

Day 265

Once again it's been too long since I posted a drawing. This one was going to be part of my fabric study series back in January. So, it's been sitting in my phone since then and I decided to draw it today, actually I started it yesterday. If I could go back and work out one thing in this drawing it would be the hand.

Update: apparently I did draw this, check out Day 160. It's kind of cool comparing the two. The first was more focused on the dress.

Day 257

I saw this picture and just had to draw it. That's all, oh and blogger mobile finally added bold italics! yay

Day 256

Unfinished piece that I'm neither happy with nor unhappy with. Above all the unfinished aspects of this drawing it's the tones and blending that had I spent more time on would have produced something I'd like. So here it is.

Day 253

I'm thinking if this were drawn at a bigger scale I could have pulled in more detail. When I say detail I mean the gradient of tones as dice don't really have much detail in the first place. The die in the background is meant to be slightly blurred and again if it were bigger that endeavor may have been better accomplished.

Day 252

So this one is pretty obvious where I got my reference from (even though the two look nothing like the actors). But then again who the eff knows exactly what Romeo and Juliet looked like in the first place? To save face, I wasn't trying to make this photorealistic. I like the soft strokes and hard lines that I was able to extract and the stippling of "detail" turned out not so bad. The real focus I wanted to make clear are the hands.