I think today’s challenge was to draw a house. I started to watch the instructional video, and it was was day 12 of Mark Kistler’s series. I had only watched day’s one to five. So I thought, I will catch up and do the lessons in between. I didn’t have enough time to watch all seven. They are about 20 minutes a piece. I think I got to lesson 8.
The bear is the most ambitious thing I have ever attempted. His arm is a bit wonky and his legs are far from right, but he is cute.
OK, so the tulips look more like sink plungers than flowers, but the open boxes look quite good. That could say more about my low bar of expectation than my artistic ability.
The boxes on their sides are my favourites today. That felt like I was really drawing something, and I think I could repeat those without having to watch a video to do it.
I am following two paths here. The balls are from Mark Kistler and the Apple from Marelisa Fabrega.
My balls went a bit flat today, but I felt more confident making them. I can honestly say that I felt more confident making them. Not sure they are any better, but I felt better.
The apple is a different thing altogether. I was supposed to watch a 45 minute video on shading the apple, lighting an apple, taking photos of an apple, editing it in Photoshop and then finally drawing it.
It does actually look more applesque than I had imagined it was going to turn out. I am not sure the old masters need fear my artistic abilities just yet.
Three days down, twenty seven days to go.