West Garrick
Artist who stays up past everybody's bedtime.
Concept Artist in training! This is my sketch/art blog.
westgarrick@gmail.com

 

thepaperplaneofexistence:

describing eye colors isn’t actually v helpful as a description??? talk about the makeup smeared on the left side, the lines under their eyes, the sloppily cut hair obscuring their eyes from view, how bloodshot or sunken they seem in the face, how wide they go at the slightest sound, how glassy and unblinking they seem, how they’re always darting away

all of that tells me a bit more about the character than whatever shade of gemstone they most resemble, seriously

it’s okay to draw shitty pictures. it’s okay to practice and not get something and make a pile of ugly, shitty drawings that make you want to flip a table. not everything you draw has to be awesome. you don’t even have to fix everything you make that’s shitty. you can look at it and go hey this is really shitty, and this is why, and fold it into a paper airplane. don’t be embarrassed of your failures. don’t feel dumb when you don’t know how to draw something. that knowledge is not built into you or anyone else.
it’s easy to draw a shitty leg or whatever and think ‘dang, this seems so simple, someone else could have drawn this same thing right in eight seconds, i should know how to do this it’s only a leg i’ve got two jammed onto my own ass’ but no matter who you compare yourself to i guarantee they’ve sat around thinking to themselves, ‘dang this is a shitty ______ i just did, everyone makes it look so easy’ and they’ve made piles of shitty drawings too, ones that took them hours and hours and still looked massively shitty, even. don’t get so MAD when you do it, stop sweating all over your tablet with your meaty anger fists. you want to make something and uh oh you can’t? well you’re going to learn how a lot faster if you aren’t sticking your thumb up your ass in protest simmer down

More quick n dirty bus sketches, swappin between them hands.

More quick n dirty bus sketches, swappin between them hands.

First try at making bread hmm! Lemon poppy seed, I hope it tastes good! 

First try at making bread hmm! Lemon poppy seed, I hope it tastes good! 

Date night sketches from the Ruskin exhibit at the gallery tonight. 

Date night sketches from the Ruskin exhibit at the gallery tonight. 

helpfulharrie:


Step 1: Spot your line of action. This is the backbone of your pose, and this should be the first line you draw! Step 2: Break the image down into simple shapes Step 3: Draw your gesture! Any drawing you do should also start with a gesture. The aim of a gesture is not to be correct and perfect, but simply to get the message across. You’re after the essence of the pose, you’ve only got thirty seconds after all!Pixelovely.com is a gesture drawing tool. It generates a random photo, displays it for thirty seconds (or longer if you wish), then generates another. There’s also an option to use ‘class’ mode, where it warms you up with some quick gestures and then gradually moves onto longer poses. If you spend ten minutes or so doing gestures each day, your art and poses will definitely improve c:

Someone on ZU was having trouble with their art looking stiff, so I gave them some tips on gesture drawing. Maybe it’ll help others too!
The stock image used belongs to M.J.Ranum, and is one of the photos on pixelovely c:

helpfulharrie:

Step 1: Spot your line of action. This is the backbone of your pose, and this should be the first line you draw!
Step 2: Break the image down into simple shapes
Step 3: Draw your gesture!

Any drawing you do should also start with a gesture. The aim of a gesture is not to be correct and perfect, but simply to get the message across. You’re after the essence of the pose, you’ve only got thirty seconds after all!

Pixelovely.com is a gesture drawing tool. It generates a random photo, displays it for thirty seconds (or longer if you wish), then generates another.
There’s also an option to use ‘class’ mode, where it warms you up with some quick gestures and then gradually moves onto longer poses.


If you spend ten minutes or so doing gestures each day, your art and poses will definitely improve c:

Someone on ZU was having trouble with their art looking stiff, so I gave them some tips on gesture drawing. Maybe it’ll help others too!

The stock image used belongs to M.J.Ranum, and is one of the photos on pixelovely c: