Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spheres under various lighting conditions.

Homework from Nathan Fowkes color and composition class.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Portrait from earlier this quarter.

I feel like it's to "illustratory" which I'm trying to fight in my painting (to a certain extent.)

Friday, August 7, 2009

How do we keep this fun?

So recently I've been going through a bit of a funk about my drawing and painting. Not the drawing itself per say, the classes at Laafa have been very educational, and I'm blessed to be learning from such talented teachers.
What has been getting me down is the fact that I feel like I'm not having fun anymore. I do my drawing, my painting etc, and it's all very systematic. My craftsmanship has become stronger but I find that I'm not having as much fun anymore. It even got to the point recently where I had to consciously tell myself to have fun doodling in my sketchbook. I never used to have that problem before, but now I do. When I get home from school, and I'm done with homework I'm finding it harder and harder to just enjoy drawing. I'm pooped, I'm exhausted, I feel like I've fallen into a very robotic routine that's sucked much of the life out of my creative drive.

A few friends have given me some good advice on how to enjoy drawing, and I'm taking it to heart. If anyone has any more fun suggestions on what to do to beat the sketching blues I'd love to read them.