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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 2

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 2

I began January with a goal to draw/paint/sketch 100 humans, and week two of 2019 was a big leap in that direction. I am up to 84 now. As you can see, there are a few styles explored this week: Sharpie ladies with gobs of hair and very stylized features that remind me of the doodles my mother used to draw while she was on the phone, gesture studies of bodies in motion, anatomy studies, and loose charcoal sketches of beautiful people in more formal poses.  I'm doing this because I don't have much practice rendering the human form or features,...

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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 1

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 1

This week I worked on gouache quick-paint portraits, and so begins 2019's Sketchbook Roundup!  Before I began, I laid down a couple simple rules for myself, the first being that the portrait itself could not take more than three minutes, but the second being that I could re-do the portrait as many times as I wanted. I based this exercise on an Andre Thomas lecture I heard (and loved) recently about the "fail until you succeed" model employed in games, and I suppose it's also based on the method I used to learn musical instruments when I was younger. It's focused repetition that awakens...

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