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30 minute sketches 1

ART Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Why am I doing 30 minute sketches? A few reasons actually.

Firstly, I’d like to get some practice on my tablet monitor. I’m doing a lot of experimenting, trying to create a decent workflow.  I’m getting used to the sensitivity of the stylus. I’m finding better ways to set up Photoshop to accommodate my painting needs. Downloading lots of brushes and experimenting with them, so I can make a nice preset that with have most of the brushes I could need in it.

Secondly, I’d like to break some bad habits. When I draw, I have a bad habit of getting tunnel vision. I will focus so much on one section of a piece, by the time I move on to something else, I realize my drawing is a little off. By limiting these sketches to 30 minutes, I don’t have time to get stuck in one place. I have to focus on the overall shape and block everything out before I can even think about detail. I think overtime this will increase my accuracy and improve my consistency over the course of a piece.

Lastly, it’s nice to complete something. If you’ve followed my blog, then you know it can be quite a long time between posts. I don’t always have a lot of time to sit down and devote hours to a larger more detailed piece, but I know I have 30 minutes here and there for a quick sketch.  I’m still working on larger more refined artwork but I am still really enjoying these 30 minute sketches. It’s nice to let loose and not be so strict. Who knows, maybe I will develop a new style in the process.

Here is the first of the 30 minute sketches. I used an image of Rooney Mara as my source.

Rooney Mara

Here is the second of the 30 minute sketches. Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durden was the source behind this.

Tyler Durden

Here is the third of the 30 minute sketches. I used a screen shot from the show American Horror Story for reference here.

Skull Face

I am looking to make this a reoccurring post, so check back for more 30 minute sketches.

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