Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Summer Improvement

If I could recommend anything to improve drawing Skills, it would be the book

"Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" By Betty Edwards 
Actual Book: (2012 Update)
Work Book: (Contains even more lessons) 

It has helped me so very much over the summer. Here are my two favorite before and after pieces with my own art.

Basement Corner Before Instruction

Living Room Corner After Instruction

My Cat Starbuck Before Instruction 
(This took  5 hours and isn't even complete)

Starbuck After Instruction
(2.5 hours)

This level of improvement over a very short time is why I'd totally recommend this book. Sure it is a lot of reading, but it is absolutely fascinating and worth every penny and moment invested. I haven't even finished the book as of now. I'm glad that now I can really 'see' better, though I still have a very long ways to go. :) 


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    1. XD I'm sorry I accidentally removed your comment Donja, but I know you said something nice so:
      THANK YOU.

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    1. Yeah... I'd best work on that now that we're back from break.

  3. These are amazing! I love your use of shading! I haven't been able to accomplish shading so realistic as this! Awesome job!

    1. :D Oh thank you very much, but I've seen your stuff and personally I like it.
      I noticed you tend to be more of a 3D artist though. Your project is turning out really nicely. I watched you in class today on occasion.

  4. :/ Crud... Sorry About removing the comments Donja and Tonya...
    I didn't know that the remove content buttons would do that. I thought they worked like an email in a sense. My bad. I don't know how to re-add them.