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Learning To Draw: Post #15

I’m back with a batch of new stuff! This week I’ve been suffering some serious neck and back pains, so to get away from the computer, I have been drawing the old school way, with a pen in a sketchbook (also going to the gym for 1 hour/day doing weight lifting)! I aim to use more media when practicing. Right now I paint digitally with my Wacom, with regular pend and paper and with colored pencils. It’s always good to learn how to use different mediums, it speeds up the process and makes your brain develop in more than one way. I don’t want to depend on just one tool for creating.

I got some real life people to pose for me so I could practice drawing faces, which is awesome. I’ve noticed I always learn so much more when drawing from real life instead of photos.  Feels a bit strange what I’m doing, picking apart the human body piece by piece. Sometimes it’s all eyes, then lips, then hands etc. Well, here’s what I’ve been up to anyways!


20/1-13 Drawing lips from life, then drawing the same thing over again from memory to test myself. Note to self: I need to shorten the distance between the eyes and the corners of the lips (common fail for beginners).


19/1-13 Doodling while watching TV and hanging out with people. Did I say I love robot designs? Now I just need to get better at poses so I can draw the rest of the robot’s body!


18/1-13 Spending my time drawing on the train this weekend. It takes something like 5 hours to get to Göteborg from Stockholm. I try to draw only the important stuff of the human face, experimenting and trying out new things. Trying to hold the pen in a really loose way, which gives interesting results.


17/1-13 1 hour. Listening to a wildlife documentary about the French wildlife while painting this : )


17/1-13 Had some fun and painted random stuff in different layers, then combining them and do something creative with the mess!


17/1-13 I like never, ever draw this kind of stuff. This was juts a doodle, experimenting with using polygon lasso tool and putting different stuff in different layers. I heard it’s good when drawing metallic things. Gonna do some more experimenting on this and share it with you, plix have patience!


17/1-13 A study of a tortoise and some imaginative coloring on top, as a warm-up doodle!    I love reptiles <3


15/1-13 1 hour. On of the games I work with is called “Magicka”. Their new Facebook photos of Magicka wizards in real life makes perfect objects for practicing drapery and clothes!


14/1-13 1 hour. Drawing a kitchen spoon from real life, practicing light, color and shadow. I’ve noticed I actually improved my hand-eye-coordination since I started this project! Sounds silly, but I could never ever have managed to draw a spoon this way (only line art), just a year ago.


Stuff I’ve been drawing when riding the metro to work this week. I usually work on these for more than a day, and only while on the train. When I feel like I can get away with it, I try to draw strangers…I prefer them sleeping, so they won’t notice, hehe…


Tried to sleep when I had some fever on Sunday to Monday night 14/13-1. Eventually I fell asleep, but only managed to get something like 4 hours of sleep before the alarm clock forced me back to reality. Stayed at home the rest of the day to get rid of the fever.

I joined the site conceptart.org this week to get a little bit more feedback on my images. I now got my own sketchbook over there, documenting my creations. Probably gonna post something about my feelings about that forum when I got the time to put together a post. I got mixed feelings about it. So, here’s some inspiration I found this week:


Image by Andreas Zafiratos (Albino Z). His amazing art is so frikkin cool! I love the style and the colors! Slightly scary but beautiful. Click [here] to watch his art!


Image by Albino Z and Alexandr Pascenko. Click [here] to view Alexandr’s epic images.


Previous posts about my “Learning To Draw” project:  14131211,10987654321

DeviantArt gallery featuring most of the stuff I made so far: [click here]

Learning To Draw: Post #9

Hi guys, it’s time for a new post about my personal project “Learning To Draw”. I started taking drawing seriously during the last days of August this year (yay, 2 months later and still going!). I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pen, but for some reason I’ve always pushed drawing and painting to the back of my mind, thinking I don’t have time or I need to concentrate on more important things.

A collection of all the things I’ve posted on this project so far. I’m not posting it all since I think it would be very boring to look at…

I finally decided to do something about my drawing this summer. I started taking it seriously and have been drawing at least 1-4 hours (some days even 8-10 hours) almost every day since. I want to find out how far I can go. I want to find a way to express my feelings. So here’s the latest batch! Newest things at the top of the post, older at the bottom. To see all the posts, chose the tag “Learning To Draw” or click my links below the last picture.

This might not look like much, but I finally learned to get all the settings of my digital brush to work like they are supposed to (pressure sensitivity). They each took 30 min to make, and the design of the blue robot is from Guild Wars 2. I finally feel like I’m ready to start painting by “sculpting in color”, which has been one of my ambitions for so long! 8th Nov.

A bug. 1 hour. 6th Nov. I’ve always loved insects!

Generic outer space guy. A lot of my friends asked me if this picture features a giant penis, and no, it doesn’t. It’s just the way it looks…Sorry. 2 hours. 5th Nov.

A snowy deer. 35 minutes. 2nd Nov.

Fantasy creature. Calling this one “I’m Your Best Friend”. About 1 hour. 1st Nov.

Face study of manly man to learn the basics of human faces. 1,5 hours. 1st November.

First attempt to drawing more realistic looking anatomy in Photoshop, digitally. Need more practice, but since I don’t mind looking at half naked guys/girls I’m up for it! 1 hour. 31st October

Things I want to do this week is to: order my favorite book of Loomis on figure drawing, start drawing a daily self-portrait, learn more about color, and do some quick 60 sec anatomy sketches. Previous post on my “Learning To Draw” project here: 87654321