Thursday, March 8, 2007

Where to begin

I used to draw sometimes. I'm not an artist, just a guy who as a child thought he had the ability to draw things pretty well. I used to draw all the time. It wasn't until later, when I read "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" that I realized I had been "sighting" the things I was drawing just as Betty Edwards described in her book. Drawing for me was fun - I enjoyed the experience of drawing, and I usually liked how the final products came out. Here are a couple of examples I drew maybe 15 years ago, both of the late Boris Karloff:

For some reason, I've recently been thinking about drawing again, so I checked out "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" from the library (my copy got lost somewhere), and I've been doing the exercises on my lunch break. I've also been following John Kricfalusi's $100,000 Animation Drawing Course, not because I want to be an animator (according to John, I'm already too old anyway), but because it was one of my inspirations for picking up my pencil again. I really enjoy John K's lessons and the principles included in the Preston Blair book are really great.

I'll post my work as I go along. Hopefully there will be some improvement along the way.


Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Look forward to seeing your cartoony stuff. Drop me a line with any questions you have. I'll do the same.

-David O.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Very nice work and cool blog !

Stephen said...

Thanks, Andrew and David! Thank you for stopping by. Comments and criticisms are always welcome.