April 10, 2003

Apr 10 2003

Isn’t it weird when you stumble across a definition of something you never really needed a definition for?

“CALL ME MUSASHI!!”

(If you don’t get the reference, explaining it won’t help.)

Thanks to Brennen‘s efforts, the site seems back to normal. Thanks, Bren! And good luck with the Wiki.

 

A good friend of mine happens to be an artist. I took advantage of this fact by arranging with her to take art lessons from her once a week. We meet for about an hour every Wednesday night.

It’s going pretty well, as I learn lots of interesting things about drawing. For example:

  • Use a real-world model. Even the masters used real-world models.
  • Try to look at the object you’re drawing at least half the time. Glance up from your paper often.
  • Light and shadow define the three-dimensionality of an object. Sometimes, darkening some little area will turn a flat drawing into a rounded, three-dimensional one.
  • When shading, constantly shift the angle of your hand so that your lines don’t all run in the exact same direction.

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