Another attempt at drawing. I think this one came out a lot better. The scan doesn't really show up true as far as the colors go. I muted the background using watercolor and used a colorless blender pencil on the flowers. I posted it to my critique group so I'm intrerested in what they have to say. This is a sketch of flowers that are in a friend's backyard. I purposely did not do any shading.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I am almost done redoing my hobby room. I really didn't think it would take this much work. Come to find out I have a TON of stuff I don't need and right now it's all just thrown into a huge cardboard box to sort out once the room is complete. I plan to either trade stuff out or donate it. I still need to get a few things for the functionality of the room and a lot for decoration. I will post pictures when I am done. Not really sure when that will be...
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I've been practicing hoping to improve my drawing skills. I think I'm slooooowly getting better. I still can't draw people worth beans but I'm ok with that. This piece (mine is the right one) was based off a watercolor picture I found on the internet (on the left). Not really sure who did it. I just saw the image and tried to capture it. I think I did okay. It probably would have looked a lot better had I used watercolor instead of colored pencil but too late for that now.
This got bashed in my critque group. They said the background was too stong and it competed with the flowers and my lack of color saturation got mentioned as well. I haven't quite got that down yet. I'm still working on getting the colored pencils "right" . I used a colorless blender marker on this one. I may go back later and try using a colorless pencil and see if I can get it to make a difference or maybe I might just leave it alone so I can see my progress. I haven't decided yet.
UPDATE: I reworked this and came up with results a little better. It was received better in my critique group as well.