Sunday, April 27, 2014

Adam Heine - Opposite Hand

This was fascinating. It was interesting to see how much of my drawing skills come from my brain and how much from my body.

I copied a reference to make it easy on myself. I made myself erase with my left hand too (which made me somewhat reluctant to erase, it turns out). My left hand had no idea how to draw a straight line or even shade the simplest thing. I felt like a 3-year-old, but it was fun.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Topic for 4/17 - 5/1

Great team drawing, everyone!  Isn't it wonderful to share your artistic process with someone else?  I sure had a blast.  Thanks for the awesome topic, Peter!

My right shoulder has been a bit sore lately, which gave me the idea for our next topic:


If you're a lefty, draw with your right, and vice-versa.  If you're ambidextrous... I dunno, draw with your feet?  Or just improvise!

For this topic, I was inspired by Lois van Baarle, one of my favorite artists.  She has been struggling with tennis elbow, and decided to try drawing left handed.  After really setting her mind to it for a while, she's achieved some very impressive results.  So give it a try!  You might just surprise yourself!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Emily, Andy, and Charles Eubanks - Team Drawing

This one says Andy at the top, but don't be fooled, yo!  It's actually a portrait of Andy, draw by his sister Emily!  (Can you spot her autograph?)

And no, this is NOT a portrait of Emily.  It's just a pitiful little zombie, one of Andy's favorite subjects.

Peter & Lance Hong - Team Drawing

I was intrigued to find a cartoon animal, iron man, and some sort of sleek futuristic vehicle in Lance's artwork. All this at only 2 years old!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Adam, Joel, and Nathan Heine - Team Drawing

I had to do two because the boys are incapable of allowing one person to do something that they themselves don't do (honestly, I was lucky to get away with less than five).

This topic was much harder than I thought it would be. I think, perhaps, because coloring and shading are not my strengths (in as much as I have "strengths"). Most of the time, I had no idea what I was doing. I mean more so than normal.

So this first one was drawn by Joel. Unfortunately he gave me a whole page and I got tired of coloring before I got to the pirates or the sky.

This one was drawn by Nathan (who has posted here before). Halfway through coloring it, he told me it was a vampire [something] that was making the "bone guys," so I added an appropriate scene.

Now, of course, the boys are all drawing skeletons and tombstones. Ah, well.