I want to draw - I have to draw!

This little blog should – in a perfect world - function as a peek into my personal little trip down the road of drawing. I can guarantee there will be plenty of road rage, steep learning curves, crying and thumb sucking involved.
If you scroll down you will see some of my begging steps (hahahaha I'll let that stand - Freudic slip - but I mean *beginning*). Since I never really did any drawing prior, I don’t have any old drawings lying around to share either - unfortunately.
My starting level was nothing, stickmen and general straight line challenged, with an newly added circle handicap – good fucking game.
But I’m determined I will learn this, whatever the cost.
- Tue

Friday, February 17, 2012

Portrait drawing of Clint Eastwood done with charcoal

First I did a pencil drawing of this idol of mine, but again I got frustrated with how limited I feel when it comes to shadowing and drawing darker lines in general, I'm sure it's just some trick I haven't figured out yet, but fuck it's annoying! Anyway so again I turned to "old" faithful - coal.It's a strange trip I take when using the coal, I constantly get the "yeah great GREAT FUCKING JOB, everything is ruined now GOOD GAME FUCK AND MY LIFE" and then "oh... okay... this looks kinda cool" only to ruin it the next second. It's a rollercoaster haha, but I think I learned to actually patience myself a bit and not think everything is lost after the first base of coal, it takes several layers before I really get the feeling that this is something I can work with ><

One of these days I really gotta sit down and go through some of those scanner settings, because this shit is getting slightly annoying. Long forgotten or hidden lines just pop up here and there, but the worst is that any feel of smooth grayscaling gets killed. *WHINE* :)

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