Monday, February 29, 2016

If you want to improve your drawing skills, I recommend reading a book "Drawn to Life" (volume One and Two). This book is great; beside the good read, you can do several exercises and see examples provided by the author, Walt Stanchfield, one of the greatest Disney animators and one of my inspirations for the dynamic drawing. I have read it several times, and I always come back to it when I feel a need for inspiration and creative guidance.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

One of the most important "artistic" problems is practicing to draw male and female figure. I decided to make personal project of drawing 2000 figures in three months. At first the idea was to draw as many poses from my head as possible, without using the references. That is the best way to exercises and build your "mental" archive and gallery. Using the references is absolutely legitimate also :)

Here are the progress and the results of my project; first image shows my figure drawings at the beginning of the task (with not so good poses, insecure lines, problematic proportions...). Second image shows the progress after three months of daily figure drawings (body proportions are much better, lines are firm and controlled, poses are more dynamic and expressive).


Here are several other pages of sketched poses of male and female figure. I posted these drawings to inspire you to do similar project. The fact is, the only way to improve your drawing is to find time, sit down and draw, draw, draw.... Good lack :D

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hi everyone!
This is my old/new blog. The focus of this blog will be on creative development, with emphases on sketching, illustration and digital painting. I will show here some of the pages from my sketchbooks, my digital paintings, comics, animations, and I will share some tips and techniques in drawing and digital painting with the aim of personal creative development and motivation to you, the visitor to my blog :D
My creative premise was and still is: „What we know is just a drop in an endless sea of knowledge. Our aim should be to grab a glass of water from that sea. Ask yourself, what could you achieve with bucket“ :D