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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pencil madness.

I did a couple of pencil drawings, some movie references, anatomy stuff  and others trying to invent my own shit.


I started on a - not sure what to call it in english - classical drawing course. It's in a museum here in Copenhagen called Glyptoteket, it's 4 days a week and it's basically a introduction to drawing. We're drawing sculptures, I think it's called studie drawings what we do? It's drawing one picture over a couple of hours, it's very challenging to say the least, I'm a very introvert and shy guy, so this is fucking extreme! It's very uncomfortable for me being this exposed and then on top of that having to draw... yikes, but fuck it I have to see it as a challenge and just run with it, afterall I want to draw more than anything else.
These are what I've done so far.

Was supposed to draw just using lines, but I can't draw a head with lines, for some reason I can't see the bloody lines and inventing lines are like mission impossible, so got a bit upset after banging my head against the wall and put some rough shadows on anyway! :P

Was supposed to pick something simple and measure stuff etc. This is some base for a roman statue thing... dunno what to say, the measuring is confusing as fuck to me since and at some point I always just give up and "correct" most of the lines myself. If I force myself to stick to the measurements I make, then I end up with something which I know is wrong, proportions go out the window, I don't know what happens other than I don't make the correct measurements.

Some battered torso. Again I had to stop trying to measure things, something just didn't seem right when I was looking at my drawing and then at the statue, and after some investigation I found several major mistakes... I don't know what the fuck happens when I measure really. So I had to erase half the sketch and basically start over. If I need to measure then it has to be with my pencil in a straight arm and that's it... setting up a skeleton of guide lines and diagrams only fucks me up I suspect.

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