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Escaping the Nightmare (Or At Least One Of Them)

Escaping the Nightmare (Or At Least One Of Them)

I went into major crisis mode this past weekend. I recall that I was looking out my window, probably Friday, and seeing how the weeds and grass have already started growing all over the place around my house, and I just started feeling really, really, majorly depressed about it. Yet again, it’s time to deal with all of that hassle, and I don’t know when or if the yard guy is going to come, and at this point, I’m not… Continue Reading

Sketchbook: Out of Perspective

Sketchbook: Out of Perspective

I might need a kleenex from this box as I find myself moving out of perspective…and towards the next WetCanvas class that I think will be all about cylinders. So maybe I won’t need a kleenex after all unless I cry in happiness over continuing to make progress. I think I said in a previous post that the next class would be spheres, but no, I’m pretty sure it’s really cylinders. We’ll all find out for sure when I start… Continue Reading

CERT: I Did It!

CERT: I Did It!

The hour of 5:00am on a Saturday had me awake and trying not to break egg yolks as I was preparing to head out for my last CERT session and drill for the training class I’d been attending for the past seven weeks. I just can’t believe it’s already been seven weeks! I had to be at the fire house for 7:30am, a pretty miserable hour for me normally as I’m usually still asleep. Nevertheless, I was up and excited… Continue Reading

Sketchbook: Putting Perspective Into a Box

Sketchbook: Putting Perspective Into a Box

Lately, I’ve been drawing boxes. Lots and lots and lots of boxes. Normally, we want to be outside the box in nearly all cases, but for this exercise, the trick is to keep perspective properly boxed in similar to the guy who got all bricked up in that Edgar Allen Poe tale. Horrible, I ¬†know, but still necessary! I’ve been having some difficulty with the placement of my vanishing points, so I decided to draw more boxes than was required… Continue Reading

Sketchbook: All A Matter Of Perspective

Sketchbook: All A Matter Of Perspective

Today I started drawings for the beginning perspective class over on the WetCanvas site. One initial exercise was to draw a horizon line, and then draw various boxes in perspective both above and below the horizon line, the point being to get an idea of how the planes of objects change depending on how you look at them. It seemed simple enough, so I diligently drew a few boxes before moving on to the next task. Except for the horizon… Continue Reading