Learnng Art 1 - 4 of 28 posts

Solidity

Posted Aug 2008

I'm at it again. Before going to Yoga, I revisited the picture from 08/06/08. After Yoga, I drew it yet again:

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



Relax

Posted Aug 2008

Now I'm trying to relax more while drawing. Beautiful approach for beautiful drawings. Relax - now, that doesn't mean to sleep!

I'm fluctuating between two approaches. I guess I'll work on both of them, and use whichever one is appropriate at the time when I'm drawing.

The first approach - 3-d shapes. Like wedge, egg, pyramid, book, dish-detergent-bottle. That sort of stuff. Definite decisions in the predraw instead of wild scribbling. Here are 2 pictures (just the line-art) using that approach. I was able to sit back and relax. I like the results. Even before putting in any shading, it looks real solid:

Until I do maaaaannyyy of those though, I think the second approach will work better at parties. It's much faster. NO predraw at all this time. Just basic knowledge and simple shapes

  • drawing from the inside out. As you can see in the following sample, though, this approach usually grows too big for the page.

But when I try things like limited predraw of outsides before doing insides with marker it gets stiff and boring to me. So now I'm thinking of trying athird approach - no predraw - outside-in. Stay tuned - I hope to post those studies soon.

Meanwhile, here's the picture drawn from the inside out - with no predraw:

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



The Quest

Posted Aug 2008

Studying continues.

Today I decided to simplify. To make my job EEEEasy. At first, I thought this was perfect. Here's a simple picture drawn with basic answers:

'This will make my job easy', I thought. So I drew another man. Ick - what a crummy picture. I had to draw him again. The 2nd one came out easily, but I can't very well draw everybody 2ce at a party:

Maybe that was just a difficult Caricature. I tried the simple approach with another photo. Counfounded again. I was only satisfied with the 2nd picture:

Sooooo, it might look easy, it might be fun, but I still have to focus and work at it when I'm creating Artwork. There's no easy way out of working. Keeping it real.

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



Watching TV

Posted Jul 2008

So there I was. Just watching tv, paper beside me. What to draw?

First I drew a picture loosely based on some innocuous character I saw on the screen.

Then I wondered if I could turn him into a 3/4 view just based on what I drew in the front view.

Then I wanted to pump-up the 3-dimensionality, but the supplies I had there were limited. Still, it passed the time pleasantly:

BTW, if You (Dear Reader) know who said that quote that popped into my mind when I saw this picture's eyes, "If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants", please let me know. I couldn't think of it just now, and I'd want to give credit to the originator.

optidust@gmail.com

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com