May 10, 2012

30DC: Day 25: Scenery

This one is probably the toughest one out of them all for me. You might have noticed that my drawings are not set in any sort of space at all; just a line to denote a floor of some kind. That is because I draw fast, most of these sketches take 30 minutes at most and then I move on to work again. I took a lot of drawing classes in college for my Art major, and I know all about perspective lines and depth and shading. I can specifically remember one class where we were sat outside and told to draw what we see. I am at least an hour into this 3 hour drawing class and the professor walks by and asks how bad my eyesight is... "Can you not see the leaves on the trees and the blades of grass?" Very zen of him, but shit.

So, I can. But I don't want to. If I have to, then I will do something like what you saw in the drawing I did of the Totoros for Day 8. But what is the point of a challenge if I do not rise to meet it?

Well 45 minutes in and I am so tired of trying to draw things as they are! And I even used a ruler but it looks all wobbly. :( This is why I have never started a comic for real... Any kind of adventure has to take place somewhere

It is pretty lame of me. This is why people who can spend the time to develop fantastic realistic magical locations as well as rounded characters have all of my respect. (click those links!)

Here is the picture I based my drawing off of. It is a home on Prince Edward Island that I walked past on our honeymoon. Thought it looked like a place where some borrowers might live.

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