Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You Can Draw in 30 Days

Before I began my venture into illustration I needed to figure what the heck I was gonna do. I considered the idea of taking classes, but to be honest I didnt want to pay for and drive to a class. Yes, I am aware of the fact that I may have hurt my early development. The idea in mind was that I could go this road on my own.  I will be open to suggestions and tips, no doubting that. But I wanted to enjoy the adventure in a bit of concentrated isolation. So after several attempts to seek out the proper introductory book for teaching myself how to draw, I came across this industry standard piece: Mark Kistler's You Can Draw in 30 Days. I downloaded it on Kindle here.
It seemed simple and rudimentary enough. For a guy who needs to learn the basics, this appeared to be the proper choice. I even did an in depth, academic, and scientific study into this prospect and found several random reviews and sites that gave it far more positive compliments than negative. (I will credit this photo on my post to Rachel Kozemczak's blog for the pic. Many thanks to her even though I have no idea who she is :)
The plan is to do what I can per day, a lesson, or an hour of practice on average. Thats the goal. If I can do more in a day, I will. I'll post my attempts to draw, thoughts on the progress, and share some of my critical reflection - not on my lesson plans- on me. Im the flawed artiste. I dont have the audacity to critique people and authors who are trying to teach me.
Im going to try and keep my posts short. Thanks for reading this blog.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the image credit! Though I'm no photographer, I appreciate you linking to my blog! Keep up the drawing!