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ive been drawing lots lately. lots of little sketches..lots of wolves. nothing ive felt "driven" to color though. i have this huge urge to do a big elaborate piece, but my focus, time and energy just wont permit it. i have a very short attention span when it comes to projects. i will not focus on anything for too long...i get bored very quickly. of course i may come back to it, but theres not always that guarantee. i forget about things often or find something new...and pretty soon the "project of the week" will soon replace that. i cant commit. does anyone else have this problem?

music sometimes helps me. especially new age and instrumental stuff. i love this song..it reminds me of so much though and i cant focus on just one thing.

im redoing the "Tracking" sketch. i figured while im on an "okay anatomy..pretty okay wolf drawing" spree i might as well take advantage of that.
i go through different "sprees" of artistic knowledge. one week, i can draw wolves like nobodys business..the next i cant draw them for crap, but i can draw humans. never both. it sucks. sometimes i just flat out move onto a different species, but thats another problem, because most other species dont interest me. big cats, for me, are hard to draw. i more often than not draw lions or tigers. theyre what im most familiar with. doesnt mean theyre my favorite, im just most familiar with them.

i cant draw backgrounds, no matter how hard i try.

Kura cant come over to pose for me so i had to rely on corbis *blarg*

i dont have a full length mirror, and im so short that even if i stand on the toilet to see the large mirror in the background i cant do the crouching pose i want and be able to see my legs.
i have prints on my wall from Xian, StarFinder, DC, and Kyoht. they all inspire me..but everytime i look at them it reminds me that i cant draw =P

this sucks. im wondering if i made the wrong career choice.

Current Mood: pessimistic pessimistic
Current Music: Jan Hammer - Crocketts Theme

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westly From: westly Date: April 2nd, 2003 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you're looking for pose books the Japanese have some of the best. They're either photographs or drawings of people in various positions. They're great. There's some in Japantown...

And Corbis...I only use it for animals.

::Giggle:: I can't even get into VCL because my paitence is so bad...I know how you feel. S'why I only do quickies.
dragoncreator From: dragoncreator Date: April 3rd, 2003 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Meh. If my artwork makes you think that you cant draw I think you should take it down till your full of positive...ness. Cause you CAN draw. I look up to YOU *pokes* =^^= Your VERY good and I think you made the right career choice.

As for the anatomy thing. Have a friend take pictures of you in different poses or take pictures of them. Then you'll be using your own work as refferences and no one could possibly say "she copied this picture in this and that book or magazine." I do that alot with my digital camera. I don't have a full mirror either.
zzyllo From: zzyllo Date: April 3rd, 2003 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oof, I wish I could lend you our mirror... I tend to draw all of the time, whether I want to or not... but that's just me trying to get better.

Music is great for me... but I listen to all sorts of stuff... everything from Coyote Oldman to Rhapsidy in Blue to whatever.

Backgrounds are evil. Period. I usually prefer not to do them unless they're nessesary for the picture... perspective... ikk.

As for "Can't draw" I'd kill (Well, not literally, but you know what I mean) to be as good as you are. Your skill on fine details such as fur is astounding, and your sence of anatomy is great. Never tell yourself you can't draw... because you can, and very well, I might add.

huskie666 From: huskie666 Date: April 4th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)


i dont think you should try to make anything big. i didnt start making them until last year... after 5 years of drawing relatively well. but thats just me and dont want to try something and go headlong into it if it is uncertain that i can make it just the way i see it in my head... and i still, obviously need much more practice in this.
if you feel the need to sketch, then sketch. who are you doing this art for anyways? FOR YOURSELF. and IF you dont want to color, then fuck, dont. the first half of my archive is pencil sketches and crappily inked pics. Some of those sketches i dug out and colored now.. that i can do a faily good job quickly, efficiently, and with least amount of error as far as coloring is concerned.
that is a goal. To be able to create something with efficientcy (read: time wasted in going over it and over it and redoing this and that... crap), quickly (read, also: get the sketch down, then inking once with no mistakes.. practice), and least amount of error (read,yet again: know your coloring materials, know how then erase, how they look layered over one another ... get comfortable... uber comfortale.. under the sheets comfortable... with your medium. and PAPER) Oh my god.
hope i helped.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 4th, 2003 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: ruff.

hey Huskie! nice to see ya =)

youre right though. though i AM doing the big projects for MYSELF i dont always fully feel comfortable with them. perhaps i should spend more time sketching something until i come up with something i really really like enough and would feel comfortable coloring.

not to mention i should seriously have my friend Kura come over and model. it would definitely help as far as anatomy goes.

thanks =)
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