Just a bunch of studies, I have done digitally to get better at all kinds of things :)
I did another Berkey-Study, trying to improve brush-work, shapes and clear values.
After 45 min, I did an original sketch, trying to incorporate, what I had learned.
One of the illustrations I did, over the last month. It took a while to get it correct, but I learned a lot about anatomy with this one.
I started working for a new client, doing medical illustrations. These are just some of the paintings I did for them. They are tissue - samples of certain body - regions. They are really fun to paint, but also challanging.
Below are also some more studies.
Lastly I was on holidays last week and did some water - color sketches I will share soon as well as some ink - practice - drawings.
I will try to be more consistent with posting in the future.
Urban Sketching is fun. Especially with a good friend and enough water. #urbansketch #learningtodraw #learningtopaint #gesturedrawing #watercolor #iamnotsureifweeblyevenuseshashtags
I have been really busy doing client stuff, that I can't show. So there was some slacking in updates.
Other than that, I have come across this really helpful article by Ron Lemen.
I shamelessly copied the title of his post, because it is some damn fitting.
It refers to how he studies and directed me towards the book "Peak" by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.
I listened to it as an audio-book and it really changed the way I approach studying a subject. Instead of doing prolonged studies, trying to match every pixel, I now try to understand the subject. To do this I try to simplify the problem I am facing and try to train that specific thing. Of course I sometime fall back into mindless copying. But I try to stay focused on the task.
This is also why I haven't posted in a while. My studies aren't as presentable sometimes as they have been. Instead of doing copies, sometimes I just sketch or even write out things about subject.
Also often this is done with pencil on paper, so it isn't as easily available for presentation. But I did scrap a lot of stuff together for this post. I hope you enjoy it.
The below ones were done before I read the book, so they are a bit more refined and worked on. I would still do these studies, but only if they were in line of what I wanted to learn.
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