I have access to a computer again! I wish I could say that was the reason updates haven’t been posted… but in reality, I could have kept posting from my phone… but I didn’t have many drawings to post. I haven’t been doing very well with this drawing a day thing, as my goal chart constantly reminds me.
As much as I like gesture drawings, doing them from pictures somehow isn’t as much fun, and I seem to be terrible at keeping my sketchbook in my purse so I can draw on my lunch break or whatever… and I’m really good at using the “I don’t know what to draw” excuse.
So I’ve been trying to come up with a new plan… and for now that plan is sounding like “draw a pokemon every day” because… well, our household has been a little pokemon obsessed lately. So I’m starting at 001 and we’ll see how far I get before I get bored with this plan, lol. If I have time some days, I’ll add some color and maybe even some backgrounds.
Today I asked my son Steven (6 years old) to be my model. I told him to strike a pose and count to 30, but as much as he tried to stay still he was always in a totally different pose by the end, lol! It made it really difficult to draw the poses, but we had fun doing it.
Afterwards, he wanted to try doing gesture drawings. So I gave him a quick tutorial and then showed him some pictures on http://artists.pixelovely.com and let him try it out. I think he did pretty good for a first try. I asked him why everyone looks sad, and he pointed at the pictures of the models and said “See? They’re all frowning!”