It’s been ages since I’ve last drawn for fun. I am going through a period where I do draw a lot; but always for work, and often just lots of flats.
I’m always going on about how I wish I was more versatile as an illustrator, and would like to expand my narrow range. I can be very “finished” when I draw, so I’m also trying to think less and draw spontaneously. But even when I’m just doodling, it’s still always figures and clothes. I’m pretty one-note.
I want to do a bunch of fashion drawing sessions, possibly with other people who need the practice. I need pretty girls and guys to draw. If I’m ever going to take my illustration to the next level I need to observe real life.
I also want to learn how to draw other things: proper perspective, buildings and rooms. Now that I have access to a camera I should be taking more pictures of things to use as reference. Hands and feet in certain angles and positions. Non-human things, like motorcycles and dogs and stuff.
It’s all very well and good to talk about it though, so I’m going to try to show some artistic development here on the blog. If I force myself to show something interesting visually more often perhaps we shall see some actual improvement. Say at least once every four posts.
So all of you will be able to witness how someone can go about learning to draw, too. My style has improved vastly over the past few years and continues to develop. It’s odd because evolving style is only partly intentional, it’s mostly instinctive and indescribable and hard to control. This is why I want to develop greater versatility.
Lately I’m getting busier so posts well be less frequent. But wait for it… I’m on the verge of cracking the Canadian fashion nut… !