This morning I’m thinking of doors and corners.
It’s a statement that comes from the Leviathan series by James A Corey. Well written book if you like science fiction. In the second book of the series and it references policemen strategy for navigating a potential hostile interior.
But for drawing I look for doors and corners because those are the easiest things to measure by. The corners being a sharp point either negative or positive that is made by the meeting of two lines. These meeting make a very clear of a point to measure towards or from. Doors reference negative shapes. We can use the negative shapes, or even positive shapes, to simplify a complex form. The negative shape as a simple form much easier to draw like a flat rectangle.
Doors and corners.
Today for my first art session in the morning I took some time to pick a new drawing. This one is going to be of Monika. So that took some time this morning before I actually got to drawing. I did finish the drawing on the first session but one thing I realized is that in order to get immediate feedback on how good the accuracy on my drawing is I need to check it with the photograph within Photoshop. Afterwards I need to take note of where the largest errors are and have some kind of plan to get better.
The errors here were the same as last session. All those really small details in the face. Those short and subtle lines are a challenge to measure and get right.
What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!
Super productive and effective day!
What needs work? What did you learn?
Better sleep tonight.
How am I going to Optimize moving forward?
Eat well, shutdown on time and meditate before bed.