Day 6: Drawing a Day

Today’s drawing is different as I laid the background of the drawing first. Blending and spreading that charcoal around different places. This was a different way to do a drawing. Then I drew in the design form and finished the drawing.

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The different shades of black and gray, mixed with the movement in the charcoal that gives the overall feel something different and unique.

This was fun to do and hopefully I will do more of these because of laying something on the background and then designing around it.

What do you think? Thoughts? Ways to improve this?

Thanks for reading,

Jimmy

Day 5: Drawing a Day

Today’s is very simple and meant to show respect to someone that we lost in the art community. You will be missed Chester, forever you have been someone who touched my soul, Crawling, Numb, and Pushing Me Away are still three of my favorite songs. RIP. img_0812

Thanks for reading,

Jimmy

Day 4: Drawing a Day

Today I drew something like my last drawing but some different distinct line motions.

I used vine charcoal for this drawing and a references image from a dance blogger that she posted the other day. This is a rough draft but I feel can be something really strong.

This a very loose drawing of a female dancer. I am trying to figure out how to include some motion that would give it more detail.

What does everyone think? Ways to improve it?
Thanks for reading,

Jimmy

Day 3: Drawing a Day

Day 3 is here and this one is different today from the last two days. This is to give me more of a chance to expand and show my versatility in different types of drawings.

A little information about myself and reason I went into this type of images. I love the female form, the figure, the beauty, the curves, and the ability to show that in art is wonderful and gives everyone a way to see and enjoy the true beauty of something that many people are unaware of or that they just fail to see.

This image today is a mix of both abstract lines and a figure (not saying what type, I want my readers to see it.)

 

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To me this was something very fun, kinda fast too. I think I spent twenty minutes on this one after I finally figured where I wanted to go with drawing today. I used just vine charcoal to create the image and blending stumps to define the lines some.

What do you think? Comments or concerns. How can it be better?

Thanks for reading,

Jimmy

Day 2: Drawing a Day

Today’s drawing was inspired from yesterday’s drawing with the top right corner having the square pieces in it.

With that I expanded it and included more squares and deeper shades of black and gray.


To me you can look at this in different ways and have a different image either way you look. I spent about 2 hours with planning, drawing, outlining, and shading the final image.

I used pencil, vine, and willow charcoal for shading with qtips and my fingers to blend parts plus stumps.

What does everyone think? Ways to improve this?

Thanks for reading,

Jimmy

Drawing a Day: Day 1

Welcome to the start of this journey into the world of art and me trying to become a better artist and to explore different types of drawings and even different mediums involved.

I spent about 2 hours on this drawing and really enjoyed the process of drawing, shading, and the final product.


The idea was to create layers on the circle and expand them with a variety of shades from pitch black to very light near white in other areas.

I used both vine and pencil charcoal, blending stumps, and graphite to create this drawing.

What does everyone think? What could be better? Always open for other artist to give me advice since I am still new to drawing and how to improve.

Thanks for reading

Jimmy

Drawing a Day

I know this is something that not many are fond of but honestly back in 2011-2012 I did a photo a day and it actually helped me with a ton of things as a photographer and I feel this can help me grow in drawing and enhance my skills to see where my talent is and where I can improve as an artist.

My thoughts are to start the series Friday and bring a blog post with each drawing and give my process and pictures of different parts of the image. From the start to finish.

If this starts going good and people enjoy, I might start video blogging some parts on YouTube and sharing things about myself and my art.

I am going to dedicate about two to three hours per day to draw something that is meaningful and tells a story. Some days that drawings will be small and the bases for something much larger. Other days the pieces will be big ones that show detail and stunning.

My overall goals of this project is create pieces of art that can be used to have people interested in my art and possibly build into a gallery show or art fair down the road. Right now I am doing this for me to create art that I am proud and happy with.

Thanks for reading,

Jimmy