So, last Wednesday, I was just sketching and seeing how much I could do.
I am well reminded that the time and patience is necessary to provide a good work. Also, I am guilty for now. However, immense detail wasn’t the goal as it was quick sketches and the use of mostly a mechanical pencil. I was a little surprised at the differences that each drawing attempt made. Or rather, I was surprised at the occasional improvements. I would say, “That looked better than before”.
Obviously didn’t take 3-5 minutes. This is for something, hopefully, much bigger.
A little frustrating as I forget the basics due to my impatience. I ended up ripping two pages because I tried to color early or I made an imperceptible sketch. Sometimes, I think on the details too much, but will that eventually get to the realism? Especially when there’s pattern like texture involved?
Back in the sketchbook again for these past couple days, using a mechanical pencil. My plan was to practice on nature. Results are disappointing because I want the final to be on a big board. Turns out I just get further reminders that I am amateur. And that I can’t get better without drawing more, rather than through study.
The guy on the far left? No idea. I suppose a superhero. The third was supposed to be a bizarre cliff side or alien rock, but I guess I had fun with the shading. This was also a good test to “see shapes” and shade in their direction.
This is a tree in my yard that I want to use as a reference.