Being an artist or a creative may come naturally to some, but I bet even they have to learn and practice new things. I know I do! I’ve been teaching myself to draw for almost a year now and it’s kind of crazy seeing the difference between last summer and now. I feel like only now am I really starting to come into myself as an illustrative artist. Every time I put pencil to paper I am honing my skills. Some days are more frustrating than others as I try to master techniques, but whenever I push through those times I come out better. Honest to goodness visible differences emerge in my drawings from those struggles!
Knowing that there is ALWAYS room for development, I dedicated yesterday and today to drawing. I particularly need to work on drawing animals. Animals are out of my comfort zone so I am pushing through and learning! In the future I have more objects and perspective drawing skills to master as well! However even I know I can’t take it all on in two days! So for now I bought a few relevant books, Humongous book of Cartooning, and The Cartoonists big book of Drawing Animals both by Christopher Hart.
These books and a quite space away from the distractions of the gallery should help me dive in and get things rolling!
So I’ll be on the comfy couch all day today surrounded by all my tools, resources, blankets and pillows! Speaking of tools, my favorites that I practically bring everywhere with me now are Copic SP black pens, a traveling case full of Copic Pens, multipul erasers, pencil sharpener and of course a set of Staedtler pencils! I honestly lug everything in the image above back and forth in my backpack every day to the gallery and then back home. Even while running errands or going to church, a number of these things will be found with me! I need to have my tools just in case!
Do you have any tools or things you just can’t leave the house without?