Sketch Book Diaries

I guess you could say I've been teaching myself art backwards. According to my friends who are teachers or who have been students in ateliers and expensive art-colleges, I'm supposed to be an expert at drawing before I even pick up a paintbrush.

Also, I'm supposed to work in limited palettes before I go all crazy with the colors.

There are very good reasons for doing it their way. And a part of me wishes I knew that that was how I was supposed to be doing things before I spazzed out and started slinging paint.

Another part of me knows that a slower, methodical pace would have bored me. And made me give up before I had a chance to appreciate what I was learning.

Either way, it doesn't matter. I'm self-taught, and the way I've learned is the way I've learned. And also the way I'll continue learning. Nothing to be done about it now except move forward.[gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

SO! That said, lately I've been studying figures, portraits, still lifes and all that jazz. I've been copying other artists (in my sketchbooks, of course, and with notations. Don't get all crazy on me.) and I've been filling my books with figure drawings.

And that's why I haven't been posting too much finished work these past couple of months. (though that's soon to change...)