Above: some 60 sec poses. New year, new sessions of Malmö sketch jam! Yay! My favorite time of the week is back! I can’t understand it’s 2014 already. Time truly just flies by as you grow older, hehe.
First day at work today, after nearly two weeks of Christmas vacation. Feels good to be back, but today was also a lot of work to catch up and getting back on track again. I’ve missed my team at Tarsier, they are fun to be around <3 It’s now four months since I started working there. With work occupation a lot my my time and mind I won’t have time to draw as much as I have the past two weeks, but I will try to create something small at least every day.
Anyways, right now I’m focusing my studies and practice on two things; hands and perspective. These are two things I suck at, and the only way to improve is to crack down on your weaknesses. Hands are also perfect to draw since I carry my own reference material with me wherever I go, which makes it so much easier! Perspective on the other hand (pun intended) is another beast. I used to see that my images looked very flat and lifeless. The thing that’s missing from a lot of them is foreshortening and a good grasp of perspective. I’ve always dreaded drawing stiff straight lines and therefore I’ve become a bit afraid of buildings, vehicles and other non-organic shapes. Invested 10 dollars in the CTRL Paint video “Perspective 1”, and so far I’ve had more revelations than I can list here. And that is just from one video! Time to start grinding the assignments from the video. If you want to learn how to draw I really, really recommend you to check out the amazing site CTRL Paint. I can honestly say I would not have made it this far and learned this much without the site. I’ve spent 30 dollars on videos from the site by now, and they’ve all been a real investment and worth every cent!