Isn’t it weird when you stumble across a definition of something you never really needed a definition for?
(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-worldmodel. Even the masters used real-worldmodels.
- 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-dimensionalityof an object. Sometimes, darkening some little area will turn a flat drawing into a rounded, three-dimensionalone.
- When shading, constantly shift the angle of your hand so that your lines don’t all run in the exact same direction.