Sunday, 26 August 2012

Back From The Dead

Haven't seen one of these in a while have we? Well yes, my bad, lately it seems that getting time for art has been impossible, I've either been shattered from work, parenting or a combination of the two. I've also felt the strain of being pulled in several different directions, on one hand I want to develop my ZBrush and 3D (lack of) skills and on the other there's drawing and the traditional art. There isn't time for all of it unfortunately.

Drawing has it at the moment and I'm glad because I missed it a lot. I'm going to try and get back to regular blog posts. Two things are apparent: I need to get to a life drawing class each week or I won't progress and I need to get out and do some plein air sketching. I've been reading James Gurney's book on colour and also picked up a book of Charles Dana Gibson's ink drawings which has got the creative juices flowing again.

So here we have some more thumbnail tonal sketches, using charcoal and about 5x3 in size- so pretty small.I figure that in a tight week I should at least be able to so a few of these and they're useful to do. I should probably make some colour thumbnails as well to help develop my colour sense.