Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sick Day…

           Both Jennifer and I are sick and miserable, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take this moment to post. Really this maybe my only time to post till Sunday, so here it is.

So, it's a cow right? 
           I stole the idea from Kevin Nowlan. He does a really amazing job with the foreshortening, so I took a stab at it. My 15-minute Micron sketch I did over lunch last week is sloppy, and I think very ill of it. I like the left eye somewhat, but overall I know I can do better. Some bad sketches like this make me feel as if I cannot draw at all.
For some reason when I have a limited amount time to produce a drawing, whether it is a live object or from an image, I freeze up and produce flat, sloppy crap. With all the time in the world, it would look the way I want it to, but I don’t have that time.  Who does?

Why do you continue to sketch things you feel are bad? And why are you posting them?
          Well, I enjoy the process of doing it. But, if I stopped working on it because I didn’t understand it, then I would never get better. In the same vein, this blog is not about what amazing things I created; it is to document what is and is not working, so I can learn. I have come to an understanding that I learn more from critiquing my own work than being in denial that it is a masterpiece. Plus, I am a stubborn man. 

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