Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Updates and Epiphanies

Hey blog, long time no post

Recently completed my first sacrum from memory and will be learning how to properly convey it on a flat surface in my sculpture class soon, so I'm pretty excited.  I would've liked to post a few pictures of it, but my phone's been acting up and that's pretty much what I use for my camera.  I also would've liked to do some kind of comp of my figure drawing and train drawing stuffs since the summer is nearing a close, but doing so is pretty time-consuming by using my crappy scanner.  I'll have to get around to it eventually since I'll be visiting Ringling in less than a month!

In addition, I've realized I've completed a little more than 3 of my mobile sketchbooks.  Not sure if this is a good or bad amount since I've heard Glen Keane finished 3+ sketchbooks in a day not long after he graduated.  Then again, I'm comparing myself to Glen Keane, so how do I approach this?  Gonna shoot for one more completed sketchbook before the fall arrives.

On a very important side note, a new friend directed me to the Ringling forums at  Been reading through there when someone pointed out something very obvious that I feel I have been completely oblivious too: drawing and understanding are one and the same.  When we draw, we are also conveying what we know about our subject... to draw is to understand.

To draw is to understand.

I've been repeating this to myself every time I draw.  This combined with the sculpting class, I've been feeling progress in my work.

Also going to squeeze in a self portrait tonight... possibly an all-nighter.

Just letting you know I'm still alive, blog.

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