Anonymous asked: if I send you a picture of myself, could you draw me?
of course :D
Anonymous asked: What do you plan to do wih your art skills? And like where do you see yourself in ten years? Just curious :3
At this point, I’m hopeful I will have a better grasp of what I want to do after I graduate. I plan to draw pictures for now
recently from portraiture:
3 hour studies from life
oil on illustration board
orchievvavva asked: Who is your favorite artist? Aaaaand go! ^^
Anonymous asked: I just saw your before & after post for figure drawing, and your style got WAY better and more realistic! Do you have any good advice for realism?
After a year of Ringling, I’ve seen a lot of growth in my figure work, but I owe a lot of it to my latest painting teacher Katie Cundiff. She didn’t guide me in figure, but I think she was the most influential professor I’ve had. She always talked about training your eye, rather than your hand. That means that you should always study angles and contours actively when you are painting or drawing. When you assume, or look passively, you begin to rely on your visual library, a collection of what you know (or think you know) about the figure/subject, which means that you will improvise. Improvising will lead to a pretty shitty representation of what ever you are drawing. There isn’t a substitute for what is right in front of you.
5/7 of my studio teachers would repeat the following phrase over and over again: “The lightest dark is always darker than the darkest light.”
Take a second, It’s a lot to grasp and is kind of a tongue twister. It relates to the midtone values of what you are looking at. It means that no matter what you think you see, any part of a subject in the light mass will always always always be lighter than anything in the dark mass. It helps if you think of the value scale of 1-10 (lightest light is 1, darkest dark is 10). So if it has light on it, even if it’s super hard to tell, the darkest it goes is maybe a 4 (or I guess 5 idk). If it is in the shade, even if it’s super hard to tell, the lightest it can go is a 6. This comes in handy when you are confused about the lighting in a drawing.
The very last thing, and I promise it’s a short tip, is to simplify everything as much as you can. It will make your life easier when you are trying to draw, and it will make the audience happy because they don’t have to sit and figure out wtf they are looking at.
I’ve tried to use these mantras in everything I’ve done since. I hope that if you took the time to read everything, you’ll come out with a better understanding of how to draw from life, or reference, at the very least.
redbutt asked: omg, first, your photo as a kid lying on the couch is amazing, i can't stop laughing at your sexy positions; two, i really like your drawings, i'm really bad at it but i still try haha; and three, think you and eddie are awesome :D keep the awesome going. <3
Thanks! Thanks I try harder than you think lol! Thanks we will!
cryptic-labyrinth asked: You're so good at gestures and drawing the human figure. I'm attending art school soon and I'm nowhere as good as you. I know that skill grows but it's gonna take me a while.
drawing from life has helped me SO much lol my anatomy before freshman year was really bad. Don’t worry too much about it! Just go do more stuff :D
Anonymous asked: can you draw anime/manga? if so prove it.
I have no interest for drawing anime/manga. It is a style that I just really don’t appreciate. The proportion work and exaggeration are all too cliche for my taste. Also in a lot of artist’s work I see the manga/anime style as a hindrance to the rest of their work because habits tend to form when you exaggerate. Sorry anon-kun~