20181013 watercolor | articles watercolor
20180930 zwarte boekjes | articles sketchbook
Some thoughts and things; on keeping a small notebooks in an ‘always carry a sketchbook’ - kind of way. Drawing for fun, not so much to study.
20180920 diy pinhole 2 | articles photography
You can get blurry backgrounds with pinholes too. It's not bokeh exactly, you average out the movement in a long exposure.
Here is a link to a thread on Flickr that has good information on image. Sharp or not sharp that is the question
20180830 cubes | articles sketchbook
Spilt some tea :(
keep your desk clean!
feel like doing them over
but then what's the point of doing this exercise? Making perfect cubes or making mistakes to get a feel for perspective ~ just move on and do better next time
is creating the illusion of 3d objects on a flat 2d plane, like a piece of paper. On his youtube channel: Mark Chong has interesting ideas on; How to learn to draw, how to design exercises for yourself and how you develop a feeling for 3d space.
Tip for Photographing your work:
Remember that shadows cast on your paper ruin the optical illusion you are trying to create. This is also why you really shouldn't draw on paper with lines.
Slow down, don't skip steps. Get it right and speed will come with time
Make up your own exercises that show you directly where you make mistakes
Avoid chicken scratch
You yourself know the correct line is in there somewhere but your audience does not. Make a bold statement, don't scribble.
Marks made with a pen are permanent, they will show you your mistakes
- place begin/end dots for every line you draw.
- Judge where you will go.
- 'ghost', practice making your line. (in one direction)
20180620 rocks | articles sketchbook
20180525 ellipses | articles sketchbook
Enough lines, let's paint. but what?
perfect! might as well give it a go, try and learn some new things. Other entries here
20180522 ctrlpaint | articles sketchbook
Sketchup for Complex BackgroundsCtrl paint - Sketchup for Complex Backgrounds
From ctrl paint's perspective sketch
Sometimes it's faster to guess, start with a loose sketch and then clean up your lines. If you start with a grid or a cube you've established perspective, you know where the camera is.
20180521 perspective | articles sketchbook
Books on learning perspective:
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Ralph Norling. Scott robertson's how to draw (of course). Another favorite is The Theory and Practice of Perspective, by George Adolphus Storey. It's difficult to follow, but you'll find this book goes way more in depth than the more modern sources do. Artists in 1910 did not have 3d animation software to solve their problems, this book is full diagrams showing how to plot perspective by hand.
Software tricks that help you figure out the perspective your image is in.
- Carapace / Using Epic Perspective Grid Generator
- Google gives you nice alternatives to carapace
- Sketchup does something similar with Match Photo
In ditzelfde boek wordt ook een methode omschreven waarbij soldaten in het verleden perspectieftekenen gebruikten voor het berekenen van de afstand die een kanonskogel zal vliegen.
Alsof ze via een of ander optisch fenomeen terugrekenen hoe hoog of laag de loop van het kanon moet staan. Precies hoe ze dit gedaan hebben weet ik niet, misschien kan iemand mij dit eens uitleggen.
20180509 cactus | articles sketchbook
Draw plants ~ A tiny mistake here or there? That's not so bad. Portraits are more difficult, we all know what a face should look like and because of this, it's easy to see where you got the proportions wrong. With these complex abstract things it's not so noticeable where your drawing is off.
Things are 3d but paper is flat.
Try to get your drawing to read as if it's an actual thing in 3d space. Remember to find the big shapes first and then use contour lines to show how they sit in 3d space.
Learn to draw with pens
There is no erase, it forces you to draw slower. Better make sure you get it right
There was a little Aha! moment while drawing insects: Construction, drawing with basic shapes is perspective drawing.
20180500 glaasje | articles sketchbook
20180329 Values | articles sketchbook
Value Drawing - The Key to Realism
Solid introduction to drawing value scales here:
20180213 acrylics | sketchbook
Also, I've looked at drawings by Zorn, now that i've tried acrylics it's very obvious he's 'drawing' with value rather than line. His work makes much more sense now. Use value to hold the edge, not line.
Wie uit zichzelf leert heeft niet de luxe van een studie-traject, zoals je dat op school kent. [...] Lees verder →
En toch is het beter om eerst te focus-sen op tekenen en niet op schilderen, wil ik dit echt goed doen. Schilderen rust op het tekenen, mooie kleuren op een warrige tekening? dat werkt natuurlijk niet.