Drawing/painting outside is wonderful. I discovered that there is a lot to learn, a lot. Where do you start on the paper, which colors to choose, which medium at all. Depth, shadows, lines or no lines. And the longer you study the view the more you see. Well, the first creation was not that great, then i tried to do it all over again at home and it got a little better, but that’s from a photo. Here the 2 works, just shared as a study to see where it will go the next few weeks…. I just packed my brushes, paper, paint etc. and am about to leave for another session en plein air with my art friends 🙂This is the one from photo
This is nice app to play with. You can choose and adapt the poses, change lighting and ‘walk’ around the figure with the ‘camera’, take a photo to save. After drawing the figure with pencil I experimented with ink. Don’t know yet if it’s for the bin, but it was a nice exercise. There’s also an app for the male figure: ArtPose.
Since about 2013 I started downloading vids from Sheldon’s Art Academy to get the best instructions and exercises on drawing/painting at home. The Figure Drawing Bootcamp book and the ITbook helped me to develop a better work ethic (still could work more on that…)
Here’s an impression of some of the exercises/drawings I did by Sheldon’s example, for which I got permission to post btw 🙂
If you would love to learn to draw/paint the best you can, here are the links to get affordable and excellent instructions on various subjects:
If you’re studying Ashtanga on your own or even with a teacher, this interview will give you everything you need to know about how to approach the practice.