What a horrible year! Or at least January was. February has a lot to make up for. Luckily the check I got from one of my old credit cards was a nice start. So let’s get rolling…
This one is purely for fun. I bought this tanned paper notebook a while ago and have rarely used it. Plus my prismacolor pencils have been languishing at home, so it was time to dust those skills off.
The usual tactic here is to use the shade of the paper as one of your colors; it’s a pretty cool effect, but I could care less about it.
I’m after time on this one. Not as a sketch, but a complete picture.
Honestly, I do images like this to keep the fun aspect of art alive. People always want to see their ordinary lives in art and I could never understand the reasoning. Why? But now I feel that what they’re trying to do is capture a feeling visually.
So each layer of color adds emotional context. And if you miss that then there’s a good chance that your technically sound picture can feel dead.
No artist wants a disconnect in his images. The thing with being self taught is that you have to realize this yourself; otherwise you’ll draw a lot of dead faces and mannequins, lol.