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Skyrim pic update!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 15, 2013, 1:01 AM
I've been working hard on a new Skyrim picture, it's half done and you can check out the progress so far on my FB page:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

I might have to leave it for a little while, I've been trying hard to focus on my drawing skills as much as I can. Lately I've been struggling a little bit, sure you might see the work I've done and think it's okay but it takes me waaaaay too long to come up with it. I used to be able to get a character pose drawn up in a matter of minutes but now it's taking up to an hour or two to get it right.. So it's quite a painful process sometimes.. It's only been like these recently because I had spent so much time on the digital work that my penciling has been neglected.

I've enrolled in an Advanced Drawing class that goes for 6 weeks, I'm really looking forward to it because I've never actually been taught how to draw. It'll be nice to have some guidance and maybe learn some new tricks. I want to see if I can focus on anatomy and poses, and hopefully speed up my drawing skills to be better. If all goes right then I'll finally be able to unleash my skills with complete freedom, no more being stuck on a pic and losing motivation until it falls through..

I'll keep you all updated, now I better put pencil to paper ;)

- Pat

  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: In The Moment
  • Watching: The Following
  • Playing: Skyrim - Dragonborn PS3 (finally!!!)
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brixcatinsag7 Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I thought professional artists like you don't struggle at posing sometimes.... My Uncle is the one who thought me how to draw... especially posings and facial expressions.... and because of him, I've been sketching artworks for 9 years... BTW... good luck! :D
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:iconplaezed2meetu:
Your work is awesome keep up the good work and i thought i was the only one who struggled with this. Good luck in your new course.
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:iconnicolamusik:
you'll get a high drawing level... hope you'll tell us what you 'll learn, and what change in your vision of drawing..
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LeeH1989 Feb 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Keep it up man! love your work, cant wait till its finished, i think you should do one of Miraak ! and just do more skyrim art generally lol
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:iconvenom-v13:
It's looking cool and i'm sure those classes will boost your already creative skills that much further! ;)
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Heyriel Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
" no more being stuck on a pic and losing motivation until it falls through.." I feel ya ;__; Hopefully you'll be able to overcome it
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:iconmyrksuki:
Too bad magic is so wonky in that game.
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:iconpetitangel:
awesome, can't wait when you show us the color version :D
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:iconevangelian007:
Can't wait too see it.
Also FUS RO DAH!!!
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Either-Art Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've been struggling with that exact same problem! I've been formally taught in drawing, anatomy, etc., but I've always hated posing and it takes me forever to do. Combine that with my inbred desire to get to the finishing touches quickly, which has led to some of my basic skills and understanding have atrophied. Aside from setting time to relearn the basics, I'm planning on getting a reference mannequin, so that I can figure out posing in physical space before I attempt it on paper.
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