“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
First off, thank you all for the kind words regarding my inability to draw animals. I'm going to try, at for future 90 minutes sketches I do, to draw more wildlife and I'll put them up here so we can all laugh at them together. I'm an advocate of drawing outside my 'comfort zone' - that way I'll try my hand at something I know I need to better at; and I definitely need to get better at drawing dogs, horses, birds, cats, lizards, bears, humans, bugs...you get the idea.
Next, someone mentioned something in an earlier comment about Claire Wendling (who I've become a huge fan of after Lauren pointed her out to me and said, "Her...you'll draw women better of you pay attention to her. No, you know what? Just copy her - you don't know how to pay attention.") and her ability to draw animals, to which I say - I absolutely agree. The woman is a monster when it comes to everything and anything she draws. It would do me a great deal to continuously check out what she's doing. And like I said, I'll try to do more, get better and hopefully with time, I'll actually be able to do it without having such apprehensive reaction to drawing them. Hopefully.
On that note: Thor. So, yeah...he's not an animal. "I'll save that for later," I told myself. Let's see if I'm lying.
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