Every once and a while I– and it seems a lot of other artists- get into a rut with our art. We feel like we could be doing better or that we could be doing something new, something that pushes the limits of our skill or our style.
In my last timelapse, I talked about my own rut and basically concluded by saying I was going to plan more to help myself think in more thoughtful and creative ways in my art, instead of not planning and automatically defaulting to my normal– realism.
Well, a week has gone by and I still haven’t done anything new on this blog so you’re probably wondering “well, are you ever going to do it?” (Okay, you probably weren’t wondering that, but let’s pretend, just for the sake of this post.)
Yes, I am going to do it, and yes, I have already actually.
I have drawn these studies of some dogs.
What is this planning done for?
The answer: I am (planning) on doing another dragon illustration (on popular demand, including my own).
How does this help with that exactly? I mean. . . they’re dogs, not dragons so. . .
Allow me to explain.
It’s pretty simple really. Anatomy is tricky. Especially when you’re trying to get the correct anatomy for a non-existent creature. So I’ve turned to drawing dogs in similar poses over and over and over to get a sense of what it might look like.
I figured dogs were similar enough automatically to the dragons I wanted to draw and so I drew them. Like I said, simple.
And now I have nothing else to say, except that I’m excited and now that I’ve just said that, I guess it’s the end of the post.
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you later!