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Art Drawings

Drawing Assignment, Cours de dessin: Eyelids

Inspired by a Van Gogh Museum tweet, I picked up this Cours de dessin book and took off.

I mean, if it worked for Van Gogh…


Me

I’m amazed how a few curved and diagonal lines can render such an intricate part of the human face.

Cours
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Poems

Sketchbook


Graphite memories.

HB pencil, contour lines.

Loyal companion.

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Art Drawings Uncategorized

Drawing Exercises with Peter Han


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.

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Art comics Drawings Uncategorized

Sketchbook Peek with Master Cartoonist Noah Van Sciver


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:

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Art comics Drawings

Hellboy for Monday


Every now and then you finish something.

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Art Football/Soccer

Diary of a Season: Slavia Prague vs. Borussia Dortmund


Jaden steams past…

2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage

Date: 10.02.19

Slavia Prague: 0

Borussia Dortmund: 2

Achraf Hakimi (35′, 89′)

VENUE: Sinobo Stadium

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Art Football/Soccer

Diary of a Season: Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen


The Captain, Marco Reus

2019-20 German Bundesliga

Date: 9.28.19

Borussia Dortmund: 2

Mario Götze (9′) Marco Reus (41′)

Werder Bremen: 2

Milot Rashica (7′) Marco Friedl (55′)

VENUE: SIGNAL IDUNA PARK

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Art Drawings

The Miracle of Flight

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.

A miracle!

But flying still gives me the anxieties.

The recipe for peace?

Works every time.

Tray tables up
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Art Drawings

Drawing for life

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.

Relief.

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.

Only 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.

Try it.

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.

Do it.

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.

Cherish it.

Amateur tip: A great tool for scanning your drawings quickly is Scannable.

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Drawings

Views From the Train

 

How quick can I get these lines down before I’m caught?