sampangolin wrote: »
Hey dude. I am really enjoying black ink as well, keep at the drawings. One of the coolest things I've seen recently was Nate Van Dyke doing a black illustration, hereyoutube.com/watch?v=ksIsbwHqeks
Anyway, I am nowhere near as good! But here is a short bit of advice that might help on your still life stuff, it really helped me. The bottom the bench in your coffee shop drawings points to a fairly common problem where you are trying to draw what you know is there (a bench...) but struggling to make it fit and look right from a slightly awkward perspective.
In a book called "drawing on the right side of the brain" the author talks about how we try to draw the object as we understand it and as we think it should look, rather than drawing what is actually in front of us. A good way to get around this and to make the brain ignore the object and really draw what you are seeing is to draw the negative space.
This is an AWFUL drawing of the side of a chair to demonstrate what negative space is
So basically if you look at the shapes that are made by the edges of the negative space, your brain doesn't have a default 'this is a chair - I must draw a chair' setting for that little random shape you are looking at, so it forces it to really look at it properly and draw it. Once you've finished going around the object and finished all the negative space, the object is left in the middle and hopefully you will find you have been able to draw it pretty accurately.
I hope that makes sense I feel like I explained it badly. I recommend the book, it's by Betty Edwards.
Keep up the good work! I really liked your silhouettes.
SpaceMoose wrote: »
Thanks, I completely agree with you on that too. It's hard to trust myself to make those longer lines but I continue to try.