Well done. I wanna be able to draw just like you.
The guy ✉
Wed, May 26 2010 01:09
If that's what you want, get a few packs of printer paper, some pencils, and sketch every day while paying attention to how everything works. :)
There's no magic, just dogged rehearsal of skills.
Thu, May 27 2010 07:36
I've gotta say, I find your sketches way superior to your paintings, they are much more free and alive. Some of them I find really fabulous. I wish you would take something of that into your paintings - this one is a bad example, though, it was just the first place I could write a comment ;)
And yeah, drawing well is hard work and practice - and maybe 1/2 percent talent, or less. I was told by a teacher once upon a time, that you have to make 10000 bad drawings before you become good - which is a good way to look at it, when you have made something really crappy: One less of the 10000...
Sun, Oct 7 2012 09:59
Um... thanks? :) I am not sure if you are trying to make a compliment or shred my work into confetti, Signe. ;)
I prefer a saying by Degas, myself - it was along the lines of it being easy to make a fresh image in six hours, but really difficult to do it in sixty. Sketches always have more immediacy, vigor and freshness than finished paintings - simply because they are incomplete and leave room for the viewer's brain to work. So I am learning how to make "sketchy finished" paintings.
Fri, Nov 9 2012 20:39