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.
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.