Took a short hiatus to work on a Father's Day card and to visit Cars Land at California Adventure (which was awesome, BTW). We shall now attempt to return to our regularly scheduled program!
Day 5: Best Friend -
Well, I had to go with Tommy, obviously... I wouldn't have married him if he weren't my best friend! We love to go on adventures together, usually out into nature like Sequoia or Yellowstone, or in this case one of the little canyons north of Malibu to try to catch the Quadrantids. You know you've found a keeper if he's crazy enough to sit on the hood of the car with you in the middle of winter at 3am to watch for shooting stars. It turned out Malibu wasn't quite far enough away from the city to avoid the light pollution (which you can see glowing out behind the mountain silhouettes, haha)
I was originally going to try to use a simple drawing style for the two figures, something like Pascal Campion does with his work. I don't know why, but it does not seem to come naturally to me at all. Simple design is deceptive! It takes a great eye for line and flow and shape. I guess I need to work on the basics a lot more. Perhaps tomorrow?
Not too happy with the leg positions... I miss Vilppu's figure drawing class. Maybe I will pick up some of his DVDs.
The interesting thing about this challenge is that it gets me thinking about what my strengths and weaknesses are. As I try different techniques, I start to figure out what areas I want to delve more deeply into, to try to explore and hone further. I think this gets back to my earlier blog post about style - it's difficult to develop a style if you don't first know what you want. Must keep drawing and discovering more about myself!