I had to rest a lot this month, It seems when I use a tablet I use a repetitive unnatural movemtent to draw (Short inwards wrist movements). Over the hundreds of drawings that began causing a tendon wear out. Before it develops any further (even to a tendinitis) I rested. Between rests I tried several ways of working but I kept going back to the short movements. In the end the only thing that seems to be working is tilting the tablet and draw more in paper.
Here is the sketchdump of all drawings made with the tablet. I focused on finding my creativity and learning a bit of technical stuff. The drawings offer little technique variety, they are low on composition values and overall few men were amongst the drawing subjects. Overall this month was not very productive.
Some are referenced from other artists artwork, a lot are build from reference, and only few are completely invented.
Every month I try to keep a routine of drawing exercises and art studies, all with the intention to get better at fundamentals and general understanding. This month I focused a lot on perspective and I started to study about everything I find (Encyclopedia selected subjects), specially the things I find the least enjoyable. However I haven’t worked as much as i wanted to. They where distractions. [ Como cada mes procuro seguir una rutina de ejercicios de dibujo y estudio, todo con el fin de mejorar mis fundamentos y conocimiento en general. Me enfoqué mucho a perspectiva y comencé a estudiar sobre todo lo que encuentre (temas selectos de enciclopedia), especialmente de las cosas que menos me gustan. Sin embargo no he trabajado tanto como quisiera. Hubo distracciones.]
I set times for my sketching/coloring/anything sessions. Each full session is worth 1hr of continuous work. The following drawings were done in half a session today and, as you can see, there are not a lot of them.
Not much to upload as lately I’ve been working on my physical sketchbook but, working with the tablet has given me a lot of control with my pencils. :]
Today’s session focused on getting things done trough a concept/project using the perspective and sketch skills I’ve been developing. The material done on paper and pencils cannot be displayed as I have no proper way to capture the data. but I’ll share some of the digital sketches, these focused on the place where the project took place. [La sesión de hoy se centró en aprender a través de un proyecto/concepto, usando lo aprendido al bocetar y al hacer perspectivas y análisis de composiciónes. El material que se realizó en papel y lápiz no es posible capturarlo de forma apropiada, por lo tanto no lo podré mostrar.]
(Most sketches where done in paper this time, not shown)
Sketches using reference. There is a little of everything, gesture quick driven drawings, Structural drawings aimed to find the geometry of the form. Color studies, get as close as the picture without sampling from the image. As always in life there are some good results and lots of bad ones.
Second, no reference
In a proper work piece, I believe there should always be some reference, be it form inspiration purposes or for understanding. Reference it’s not only about copying. In this case I leave out any reference and try to draw following a set of ideas. The results are very poor in content, I’m afraid.
The main challenge I face while drawing this martial artist is the garment, if done wrong it doesn’t look powerful [ El principal reto que enfrento al dibujar el artista marcial es el traje, si los pliegues están mal pierde mucha fuerza y se ve menos poderosa]
I’m getting a bit homogenous in the posts with so much sketches and small tests, but there is a reason:
I feel I’m going trough a little figure construct transformation, while before I only followed the flow of the thing I had in front of me, since the start of June I started to actually see some volumes and shapes in the forms in the image. This led to a massive drop in quality while i was in the process of switching. It’s not perfect yet, but I see a little more volume on the forms and shapes and also I’m able to add some more detail (or so I think) to the sketches in the same amount of time, that is around 5 minutes each.