As a photographer, it is very hard for me to do the drawing projects. Since I never had any real drawing classes, I can never quite accomplish what I want to. You can tell by how I shade things or even draw that I've had little assistance with the concept as a whole. Personally I don't like the sketchbooks but that is simply because I am not a very good drawer. I also really struggled with the popcorn project. This was again due to my lack of drawing abilities. On this project I also experimented with water color pencils. I liked this medium but wish I had a better understanding of how to use the material and the colors itself. I feel like my hopes for this project were a lot higher than the work produced. In the future I need to work on my blending abilities with all mediums.
I think your'e being a little hard on your self. But your photography is really good
be more confident your work is good, just practice a lot :) I think your photography is your strongest point but you also need to try new things
From what I have seen your work it is really good and you definitely have potential, maybe you should look up some tutorials or take some classes to help you with technique?
I think the drawing projects you have done have been really successful (your foreshortening & popcorn). As much as you hate sketching, it is helping you grow as an artist (as much as I hate it myself, but that's why I do 3D so I don't have to draw). Try doing some technique studies to help you learn different materials and drawing techniques.
At the beginning of the semester I decided to try 3D art. The only class I have ever done any 3D work was in ceramics class two years ago, and the only thing I was good at was throwing on the wheel. That being said I have no idea why I decided on 3D. A week ago I decided to switch to my stronger area and went to 2D art. So far my first project in 2D is way better than any of my 3D projects. I am happy with my decision, now I just need to catch up with my other projects.
You had very strong ideas with your 3-D work and i would have liked to see how they turned out. On the other hand, your 2-D skills are very strong and they have been since grade school. i think you made the better choice by switched. Your projects now are very strong and your ideas always have a lot of potential.
It was a good idea to switch because 3-D art is very time consuming, just keep up the good work
I haven't been able to do artwork everyday like I used to over the summer and previous school year. With work, stressful classes and trying to still have a social life it is a struggle to get any sketches in. Does anybody else have this same issue? Drawing everyday was so relaxing and it increased my skills, I feel like if I go with out drawing I go a little crazy. Where do you guys find time to draw?
this year I've gotten all my sketching in at like 3 am. Its so relaxing,no one is awake theres so much peace and quiet. usually ill have to clear off my drafting tale and have two or three sketches going on at once.
I feel the same way. I was beginning a personal art project right before summer ended, and usually I have the time to work on my own projects, even with art classes.
But... This class has been taking up a lot of that time. I don't think I've drawn anything for myself in... Three months? Maybe four? It's hard to say, but I can say with certainty that it's been a long time. Even if I have time, I tend to spend it relaxing because of how much art I've been doing lately.
The only sketching I do is that required by this class. Other than that the most I do is doodle in classes. I feel like if I had time and were motivated, I would draw more and this would also benefit me greatly.
I've definitely had the same experience. I feel that the class is good for honing skills and experiencing new sides of practical art that one might not normally think of or experience, however, this year seems to be incredibly busy for everyone even without the class being introduced. I try to sketch when possible as well, but that usually ends up being closer to midnight and only when I don't have long assignment due the next day, so it's become almost a rarity.
I have to say, this year has been pretty overwhelming. In part, though, that's a pretty good thing. I've never been so busy with my art before, and I've also never had to experiment with so many medias before. It's a lot of work, more work than I've ever had to accomplish with art.
But like I said, it certainly feels like a good thing, in part. It's very time consuming, somewhat taxing, and can be a chore sometimes, but it feels nice, looking back on my portfolio as it stands. I used to stick primarily with Graphite and Colored Pencil. This year has really opened my eyes to what kinds of potential I have, not just for new medias, but new techniques with familiar medias, as well.
Hard to imagine that this year isn't even a quarter of the way finished, yet. I can hardly imagine what kinds of improvements I'll have made on my techniques by the end of this year.
Keep up the good work Joe! I have already seen you make progress from your first projects from this summer. I know you can't fully appreciate it, but your popcorn colors were fabulously eye-catching! Art is definitely demands your full attention, but you definitely have the drive.
Dude, yeah, I'm definitely feeling the overwhelming sensation and pressure from being expected to turn in quality assignments biweekly, and it's gotten to be a bit much at times. It's a great learning experience, for sure, especially in regards to experiencing new mediums, but like you said, so little time has actually been spent in the class. Senioritis isn't helping much either, but hey, if you see this as a good way to improve both skills and focus, it can be enjoyable.
I have not had the time to make work that I am actually proud of. I am trying to find more time to put together art that a I actually put forth all my effort into. Between balancing school, work, and everything else I need to find time in-between. Recently I have been inspired by minimalism. I found this artist on Instagram @trueminimalist, who does some really good work.
I like how they made detail look so simple. I've never tried, or even thought of using simply shadow and value to discern form in a drawing. It has a very interesting look to it.
Like you, I really like simplistic feel to this artist. The second picture really draws me in. Try an incorporate this style into your upcoming work. I think it would be something different to add to your work
I have decided that I really hate working with paper. On my current project, that has the requirements of in the round, cut out, and having positive and negative space, paper seemed a pretty good choice with for the project, with Martin recommending a monochromatic colors. After this pass weeks, creating my light that will have paper flowers all over it, I have created 20 flowers. Not only its it really time consuming, but I feel there is kinda a lack of ways to get the desired shapes. I have no idea how some people have majestic masterpieces with so much detail when my flowers are really basic
Man, art's hard. This year is hard. It's hard to believe how little time has actually gone by for the class, and how many more months are left of it. I'm looking forward to the rest of it, certainly, but I'm also a little anxious. I mean, it's been fun, and challenging for sure, but I have no idea how I'll manage in terms of motivation, focus, inspiration and time for the rest of the year. Motivation in particular has been an issue for me for quite awhile, and perhaps it's the same for others here. I'm able to come up with ideas well enough, but actually acting on them and managing time is something that I've been inept at for awhile, which shows mostly in art classes. How does anyone else combat a lack of motivation or time? Is it possible?