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IF - wilderness [Jan. 22nd, 2010|01:37 am]
colleen macIsaac
It's really hard to post these sometimes, but I'm trying to keep at it. I'm quite displeased with the way this week's turned out so I then went in and overworked it in photoshop. I think made it worse, but here it is anyway. Same boring composition as that skiing one I did a while ago, so I think that in my daily drawings I'm going to try and focus on composition and lighting for a while.




I have been trying to draw a little every day before I get going on real work, just trying to get more practice in and maybe improve in small ways at a time. I just began this week, so I don't have too much yet, and some of these here are just from my billions of random doodles of faces, but it's something to start with I suppose and I'm hoping I'll pick up steam with them as I go.



I guess this post sounds really down, but I'm actually feeling quite good about getting somewhere and about keeping up a steady pace and trying to improve, even if I'm not satisfied with what I have yet. Here's to learning new things every day!
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[User Picture]From: jasonturner
2010-01-22 03:42 pm (UTC)
I like that first drawing. There is a density to the forest that is quite nice.
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2010-01-22 05:00 pm (UTC)
I started going crazy with the crayons and watercolour, but it ended up pretty messy. I love foliage but am horrible at drawing it. Yet I shall keep trying!
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[User Picture]From: asathena
2010-01-22 05:32 pm (UTC)
That ladyface, bottom left? AMAZING I LOVE IT MORE PLEASE
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2010-01-23 02:18 am (UTC)
I actually liked the way it turned out so I drew a full-body one of her with a tennis racket, facing the sky defiantly....but it didn't turn out as well.
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[User Picture]From: heathertoes
2010-01-22 07:27 pm (UTC)
I really like that bright eyed girl! And I love the detail of the torn skirt in the first one. Is that a lettuce dog?
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2010-01-23 02:19 am (UTC)
It's sort of a flower cat, haha. I typed the letter G into the flickr search function and then drew an image that combined two of the results. So it's a flower with a cat...under it? I don't really know.
I like - Verb. It's yer birthday soon!
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2010-01-24 03:03 pm (UTC)
thanks, pal! I'm glad I put it up, then. Some things I hate other people enjoy, and some things I really like other people don't care for, so I guess it's just about putting things out there.....like throwing spaghetti against a wall and seeing what sticks.
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[User Picture]From: jesssmartsmiley
2010-01-27 04:23 am (UTC)
Those are the best-drawn sweet potatoes I have ever seen. You make really beautiful pictures and I guess great people have to doubt their abilities sometimes in order to push toward even greater heights. I'll wave to you from down here :)
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2010-01-29 04:55 am (UTC)
hey, thanks so much -- I really appreciate you saying that!
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[User Picture]From: jesssmartsmiley
2010-01-29 06:24 am (UTC)
well, thanks for making such grand drawings :) I'm excited to see your renewed focus on composition and lighting. I'm a big fan of your characterization and color schemes and can't wait to see what you do next. I hope you enjoy making these pictures as much as we love looking at them :)
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2010-01-29 02:52 pm (UTC)
that's really kind of you to say! I hope you post more on your journal so we can all have a look at it! best of luck with your graphic novel!
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[User Picture]From: jesssmartsmiley
2010-01-29 04:38 pm (UTC)
thanks!
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