I have been burned out lately, and possibly near depressed or something. I don’t have money or time to go get professionally checked out though. Anyways, the painting for tonight was pretty rough. I just couldn’t get into the right flow of seeing proportion and anatomy. The model’s face reminded me of someone I went to art school with.
I can feel the laziness come against me in updating regularly. My grandfather isn’t doing so well after a knee surgery, back in China, so my father has gone back to go see him.
This week’s figure drawing really gave me some perspective of time. The model was the first model I drew when I first started attending this figure drawing group back when I was a junior in high school (part of the reason I even got into art school was because of this figure drawing group). I would like to start diversifying the art I publish to this blog again, I have a slew of ballpoint pen drawings from October that I had released through my twitter. I would like to revisit some of those drawings and flesh them out to full illustrations. We’ll see how that goes.
Figure drawing from this Tuesday night. I went back to a more methodical process of drawing first then color with flats rather than straight painting. It’s a bit slower to start than straight painting, I’ve noticed, and I also am not considering overall composition in the drawing phase, I’ve realized.
I haven’t posted in two weeks. I have been reading comics and playing video games and not working on personal art. I saw Albert Epshteyn last week and he encouraged me with his words. “Good, as long as it is still something with art.”
I saw Fury in theaters and also Big Hero 6, and I loved both films. I also enjoyed Book of Life quite a bit as well. I loved the character designs and animation and overall visual development in all these films. One of the interesting things about Big Hero 6 is that it was actually a Marvel superhero team based in Japan and adapted for a Disney film after Disney’s acquisition of Marvel. I am glad it turned out to be such a great film. Speaking of Marvel, I am so hyped for Spider-verse.
Here are the figure paintings for this and last week.