Drawing Anew

All those “learn to draw books” are useless. Based on what I know to this point. The first two pages of You Can Draw in 30 Days was helpful because he explained the nine fundamentals for creating the illusion of depth; foreshortening (not the same as foreshadowing), size, shading based on your light source, etc. 

Maybe I shouldn’t be so critical because I can draw better than before the book, but not as good as I would like. How is the book supposed to know what my goals are? Plus, the title is misleading for anyone new to art who recently realized, “Yes! Drawing is a skill you can learn!”

Now I’m kinda starting again with gesture drawing and shapes – but it is better to know you’re going down the wrong path sooner than later.

I have to unlearn and learn at that same time – I already developed bad habits and I’m not even good! smh!

I’m disappointed but I am not complaining – just from the two drawings above/below, things already feel different because I am looking at the subject in a new way.

If you can find it, you must watch, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (2014).

BTW … I am in a bit of a quandary. With no coffee table, what am I to do with my coffee table books? … Hmmm … I could put them on the floor where the coffee table shoulda been! Me tell you ’bout physio tomorrow – I’m sleepy!

Fri Oct 14, 2022

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