I mean, if it worked for Van Gogh…
I’m amazed how a few curved and diagonal lines can render such an intricate part of the human face.
HB pencil, contour lines.
These exercises are perfect if you’re not sure how to improve your drawing skills.
Peter also provides a practical regimen to follow.
Remember – make mistakes and rack up the mileage.
Who doesn’t love a glimpse into an artist’s sketchbook?
It’s like reading a diary.
It’s like reading a journal.
It’s like reading a MIND.
Noah Van Sciver was open enough to let Frank Santoro and us take a peek.
Have a watch:
And the full interview:
Every now and then you finish something.
2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage
Slavia Prague: 0
Borussia Dortmund: 2
Achraf Hakimi (35′, 89′)
VENUE: Sinobo Stadium
2019-20 German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund: 2
Mario Götze (9′) Marco Reus (41′)
Werder Bremen: 2
Milot Rashica (7′) Marco Friedl (55′)
VENUE: SIGNAL IDUNA PARK
The Wright Bros were geniuses.
Flying is a miracle!
875,000 pounds careening through the air.
Dallas to Orlando in two hours.
Free Biscoff cookies and Sprite.
But flying still gives me the anxieties.
The recipe for peace?
Works every time.
Bored. I waited for my ancient Toyota’s oil change to finish. The iPhone’s gravitational pull is relentless. But I punched it in the face and escaped.
I pulled out my sketchbook and began to draw the sofa in front of me.
There’s many benefits to drawing from life.
Strengthening your observational skills. Learning to concentrate. Developing a new appreciation for everyday objects.
All excellent things.
But the best part?
You’re creating your own unique work. Your own original piece.
It’s your eyes. Your way of interpreting light and shadows. Your way of seeing shapes.
The lines that you scratch across the paper are all inherently you.
It can’t be copied. It can’t be replicated. It’s how you discover this elusive thing called style.
Drawing from life will reveal your style.
Spend 10 minutes getting some lines down on the toaster/lawyer/spacecraft infront of you.
Even if the proportions are wonky. Even if your lines look like they’re suffering from a bout of vertigo.
When 10 minutes are up you’ll feel excited. Nourished even.
You may be disappointed with what lays on the page before you, but it will be all yours.
Amateur tip: A great tool for scanning your drawings quickly is Scannable.