A 45 minute portrait combined with a photo study at the top. Got a bit carried away, playing with my abstract brush, hehe! I find “ordinary” people so interesting and rewarding to paint. Beautiful people are of course also nice to paint, but they just don’t feel as lifelike as “real” humans with flaws, wrinkles and pores. The same goes for drawing bodies. The more distinct the body, the more fun it is to paint. To capture what makes it unique, alive.
Some drawings and studies of the human skull. I don’t know how to paint the back of the head. It turns out to be so tricky, not sure why. I’ve noticed that there should be room for another “face” at the back of an average human skull (woah that was a creepy sentence!). But I still don’t get it right : / Gonna ask a friend to pose for me. Life studies usually solve most of my drawing related issues.
Tonight was Malmö Sketch Jam, as usual on Tuesdays. The theme was “arches” and so I painted an arched bridge and some kind of evil forest spirit lurking to snatch a hobo or perhaps a child walking past. First time ever I at least tried to stick with the theme. I stayed until the cafe closed, talking about human existence and how tiny our lives are compared to the Universe. A great night in other words. Every time I go there I have a blast, and I wouldn’t wanna miss it for anything in the world. Right now this is kinda my only place to talk to other artists and hang out with them. Just sketching for fun, together, raises my motivation so much < 3 CTRL Paint talks about this in his blog post; the importance of having a social context when learning art. If you are like me, learning art all by yourself, I suggest you head over and read it.
Hi there! I’ve attended the weekly Malmö sketch jam tonight, and it was awesome! When I got home I decided to close down my thread (or at least abandon it and make one last post) on CA. I don’t feel like that place is where I wanna be, or that it’s affecting me in a good way whatsoever. It just feels hollow and elitistic. I don’t wanna spend any time there when I have the opportunity to hang out at sketch jams IRL or attend the croquis class every week. So FUCK THAT SHIT, yeah!
Also, work is nice atm. I’ve been on this game studio for almost three months now, and I’ve finally starting to feel like things are not as chaotic as when you start a new job. I really like my team and our project, and I can’t wait until I can tell you about it ^_^/
I may not have painted and drawn in front of the computer like I used to, the past two months, but I’ve attended a night class of croquis, ha! I’ve spent ten hours drawing naked models now, and it finally seems like I’m making some well deserved progress. It’s great fun and time just flies when I’m there. The models don’t hold a pose for more than five minutes at a time, and it’s nice they have such different body types. I just wish there would be a male model to paint every now and then.
Feels awesome to have some IRL drawing going on. I don’t feel like I’m trapped like when I’m in front of the computer, painting in Photoshop. Next week I’m also gonna start attend a weekly sketch jam here in Malmö! Apparently the concept artists from Massive (a game studio) and some art students get together at Starbucks and draw a couple of hours every Tuesday. Everyone’s welcome. Asked the artists on my game studio this week, and they said they felt like joining me for the sketch jams. Looking forward to next week!