Dec 30, 2014

A continuation

So it´s the end of the year. I haven´t got any new finished pieces and I still don´t have much time on my hands. As for the pieces that I have in progress, they are far from done, I realized I need to do around a thousand more varied studies just to get them where I want.
The sad fact is, school and work are taking the most of my time anda little to none of that time has to do with studies or painting. So after a few months of not having time for it, I sat down to draw and realized I am stuck. I couldn´t even do a study right. But I did on the second try. And I continued with a few more these last days. Still I really see the lack in my skill, the progress and the gap in the whole process of learning and creating that appeared.
I don´t know when I´ll have new pieces and how long it will take me to get back into it, but I will continue with the studies until I feel like back on the track. I just finished number 26 (not alike at all, argh) and I still have many more to go.. One good thing is that however discouraged I get, I still can see the improvement on these studies...

Nov 3, 2014

New faces

Still at it, although my workload and school doesn´t allow me much time...

Oct 19, 2014

Still here

I haven´t been posting at all lately, I know. But it doesn´t mean I´m not working at all. It just means I don ´t have much time for it, so everything gets delayed. I´m working on stuff on every free minute I get. Hopefully I´ll soon be able to post some new stuff again!

Sep 1, 2014

An update on me and all that jazz

Not so long ago I noticed that I haven´t been studying nearly enough for past year and half or so. I did have reasons - I started university, needed to work (yes, bills don´t pay themselves) and with addition of many more things like moving etc., I had quite a lot reasons to pardon myself. My art skills were still getting better, and as for school, I am in (at least partially) an art major after all.

What I haven´t realized was that I would have been much much further along if I haven´t skipped studies and fundamentals I used to do before uni so much. The 180 minutes of drawing lessons per week (plus some other, even shorter classes in other artsy stuff) we get aren´t enough by far and even though the workload there is big, it doesn´t really help the illustration and concept art side. So there were basically no studies, only a bit of research and not many finished artworks either.

Now don´t get me wrong - I did what I had to. Education, (even only art-related) is very recommended here and  work, even if it´s not art related at all and massively time-consuming is neccessary. And clearing your head while on another task is great. The school environment actually did help me to open my mind about art a lot too.

The problem is that I didn´t do what I used to - practice anatomy, poses, a bit of perspective and lots of other studies. (And also I played a bit too much Skyrim and watched way too many cartoons). And I came to realize it can´t go on like that. So in the past few weeks I started to make studies again, to experiment with techniques and to paint a lot again. I know it doesn´t really seem that way from what and how often I post here, but I still have to work too :))

So that´s it for the big speech and now to the art.

I recently watched a great video on Ctrl+Paint called When in Doubt, Draw 100 and I decided to go by this advice. So here´s the first ten of a hundred studies of female faces I´ll be doing with a focus mainly on features placement and secondary on lineweight.

Aug 24, 2014


So I was playing around with silhouettes, textures, and stuff...

Jun 5, 2014

Long time....

So... it´s finals time, schoolwork has piled up... And I realized I haven´t done many studies lately (more like for a long time)... Aaand... It´s time to stop slacking off...

Feb 4, 2014

Musical Warrior

I don´t really know if I´ll have any more time to work on this one....