Drawing On The Right Side of the Brain
Taking a break from the exercises for now. Here are some sketches of me and my family. Usually we are all perfectly normal looking, it is my artistic skills that makes us look freakishly deformed :) The bottom self portrait was done straight to ink
The picture of the cat has no purpose I just thought the internet didn’t have enough cat pictures. Today I was continuing to try to get he hang of perspective. Still very hard to actually draw what I see. I was fighting the urge to draw all the apples at roughly the same size almost constantly. Despite knowing about perspective.
Anatomy of Mythological Creatures
From the wickedly creative mind of artist and author E.B. Hudspeth comes a series of illustrations depicting mythological beasts in the meticulously labeled style of anatomy textbooks.
The images here are borrowed from Hudspeth’s The Resurrectionist, a two-part volume that includes The Codex Extinct Animalia, “a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts, [including] dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus” and others.
This is brilliant!
Need to work out how to do noses and lips. I know I should just draw what I see but I think my brain keeps getting in the way. Also still need to work out how to do shading and make it look ‘right’ :)
Drawing On The Right Side
Now my eyes are slightly less bad than at the beginning of the week I will practice noses and lips this week. Then on to the exciting world of ears. The next chapter in Drawing on the Right Side … is all about perspective. I am not looking forward to it as my ability to draw a straight line is not particularly good at all :(