Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
This is my warm up for getting back into ships n shit. This is the brain garble, and just trying out some shapes. Next step is to study some reference, and exercise out actual aerodynamic shapes, and then revisit some thumbs to get proper with it.
Monday, March 12, 2012
2 x 10 min warm ups
Using Thomas Eakins as study material. I learned that studying these large scenes in a short amount of time can prove to be difficult, and create a flurry or possibly overwhelm me. I think it may be a better idea to crop out a section which I could realistically study within the short amount of time. There was a ton of challenge of getting everything down, and not enough time trying to figure out the way things were working. A good thing to keep in mind for the future, so that I can get more out of these exercises.
Friday, March 2, 2012
5, 15, 20 min exercises.
It's crazy how your mood can affect your concentration, which can affect the efficiency of these. Needless to say, I wasn't in the best of moods today, I also think that affected mindsets can also alter how much you retain from studies like these. Instead of concentration on what you are doing, there's other garble floating around the dome. So if you ever catch yourself, it may be worth it to take a break and try to find a way to clear your head. There isn't a real point in just going through the motions. Copying a piece is one thing, but studying is another.
Some more warmups and a Sci Fi scenery. I found out that this method isn't great to work with. I am going to have to develop some techniques to handle this better and gain more control. Live and learn.