Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Art Training Snapshot: May 27, 2014

Some more stuff.

I'm turning off my comments for now. I don't want to be rude and not respond and with my currently overwhelming schedule, it is bound to happen. Please feel free to use the form on the right side of the page to shoot me an email directly. I always look forward to hearing from everyone. I will eventually reactivate my comments or start a new blog.

In the meantime, please feel free to +1 my post if you like it.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Art Training Snapshot Reboot: may 24, 2014

Reading Austin Kleon's most amazing book - I am referring to the yellow one, his black book is just as great - made me realize that I've been stuck in a mini ego-trip.

Instead of posting and sharing my progress (or lack thereof) on a regular basis, I've been waiting for "good" samples to show up. But since nothing I do is any good, at least not according to my personal arbitrary benchmarks ;) , I've been fighting against the spirit of this blog. Waiting for mythical brilliance to bestow its glory upon this world is a futile and counter-productive endeavor. I should have recognized this much sooner. I apologize.

Time to remedy this flaw. I've set a reminder on my phone and will attempt to post every other day. I will do my best to post snapshots of my work in all their crude and deficient splendor.

As I've mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I'm working on a yet to be announced project/challenge: I took a very old training method which has been all but abandoned, put a brand new spin on it and now I'm waiting to see if it's going to work as advertised almost a century ago.

I'm in the final 30% of the process. I expect to complete and unveil the full scope of the project within a month or two.

Here are the daily snapshots. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been following my posts for all your support and encouragement.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

R.I.P. H.R. Giger (1940-2014)

H.R. Giger was one of the greatest and most original artists of our time.

I looked up to him and his art always gave me the strength to continue doing what I felt was right. His unwavering artistic integrity and courage to explore the unknown has been a tremendous source of inspiration through the years.

Thank you, Hans Rudolf. You will be missed. R.I.P.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

quick freehand

I'm working on a project/challenge which I will reveal soon. Need another month or two before it's done. Here's a tiny part of it.

It's 100% freehand with no outlines. I start with a loop and keep going until the sketch is finished. Or 30 minutes run out. Whichever comes first.