Learning to Draw 01: Basic shapes (and getting ahead of myself)

I’ve always loved to draw, but never received any formal training. Because I’m getting a bit more serious about improving my drawing skills, I started taking an online class. Rich Graysonn goes over the absolute basics that make up the fundamentals of drawing in How to Draw and Sketch for Beginners.

So far, I’m mainly doing lots of basic shapes exercises:

20180213 Pulling Lines20180213 Rectangles20180213 Squares20180213 Triangles

But then of course, I got a bit antsy and way ahead of myself. A good friend of mine made a series on house dust mites a couple of years back, and ever since seeing those I’ve wanted to do my own series on insects. I’ll gradually keep drawing insects throughout the course. I’m not unhappy with how the first beetle came out, but there’s always things to improve on. Hopefully I’ll be able to do so by the time I’m done with the course.

20180213 Beetle

Painting: Gundam

I purchased an encyclopedia with pictures, background information and blueprints for every Gundam up to 2012 when I was in Shizuoka, Japan. I love the character design on these huge robots and decided to try painting one on a larger scale than I’m used to.

Gundam painting