Expanding A New Skill
Remember when I first started drawing with my new iPad and Apple Pencil? Well I’m been expanding my new skill lately.
Two Ways Of Expanding A New Skill
Years ago, I took a live drawing class at college. I wanted to get better at drawing, but I was also hoping they’d have naked men posing. I was young and newly out as a gay man. Life was exciting.
They taught me a great skill. Gesture drawing. I was amazed at how an unskilled hand could quickly create a reasonable representation of art.
So I’ve decided to practice, practice practice.
An artist friend of participated in a Facebook event called Inktober. Basically, she drew her interpretation of a random word each day in October and posted it to the group. It seemed like a great way to learn more about how I could use, pencils, layers, backgrounds, textures, etc. on the iPad.
They’re not incredible. I know that. But the exercise is great practice for my hand. It’s a great way to practice. I will probably participate in the actual Inktober event during October.
The second way, is I’m starting to draw portraits of people I find interesting and/or beautiful. Some are actual people and others completely imaginary.
While I’m really pleased with my progress, I recognize I’ve got a lot of work to do. Mostly right now I’m trying to get better at dimensional shaping, textures and what factors affect likeness in drawing a face.
Like other interests in my life, the possibilities for learning drawing are infinite.
But now, back to my main source of creativity!
I was able to finish the second Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf done in the leftover Uneek Fingering.
I’m not sure if photos show it, but this one is distinctly less bright than the first one.
Quite pleased with how both of these turned out. While I think I prefer the first one (top scarf in the upper photo and left-side scarf in the photo directly above), I really love both of them.