Well, this is it. The final week of my year long project.
This week I allowed myself the freedom of my comfort zone. I’m used to drawing women, drawing in pen, and drawing in a very detail oriented manner, so instead of stepping outside my box, I decided to stay inside and see what came from it.
Interestingly enough, I ended up with some diary type drawings (things that directly inspired me during the day), and some possible character designs for a graphic novel that I’m plotting.
Twenty weeks down, thirty two more weeks to go…
This week I discovered the work of Aubrey Beardsley, who I highly recommend you look up. I absolutely adore his style, my favorite piece being his portrayal of Ali Baba.
That being said, this week’s drawings have a definite Art deco inspiration.
Well, I’ve filled one entire drawing pad now with artwork. We’ll see what this next book holds.
Oh, week 4. You started out so interesting and then just fell apart.
I met with an artist friend of mine early on in the week, and I got to see some of his artwork which was truly amazing (shout out to Doug Shafer. His work is awesome!- http://www.doug-shafer.com/art/)
He’s added Calligraphy to some of his work and I was looking at some of my Grandfather’s books from when he was a kid (really REALLY non-PC kid’s stories and history books, which are freaking hilarious to read now). So this week was inspired by words and illustration.
My life is getting more hectic with new and exciting art projects, but my will is still strong. So here ya go, week 4:
So, as an aside, I just have to say that this week it got very hard to concentrate on my drawings. Usually I listen to people critiquing or playing video games to help me work (don’t ask me why; I don’t understand my motivations fully). But I discovered Game Grumps this week and I was laughing so much I could barely draw. Lesson learned. I get to watch videos AFTER I finish drawing, not during, or else nothing gets done.
See y’all next week.