Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 02

Make Your Mark

Right, then. I was not looking forward to harshly lit cones and spheres, but was also not anticipating nude figure drawing incorporated into lesson two. Daunting, but refreshing. The next lesson works from the same drawing so I’m not sure how long to spend on these exercises: overworking vs. having to keep going on a […]

January 01

Mark Making

A quiet beginning. The focus was something I know I struggle with: value. Everything drifts into mid-tones. So undoubtably I’m looking forward to guidance on value control in line pressure and shading (the former I’d never even considered) … I just hate┬áthe harshly lit cones and spheres that I fear await me. The surprise was […]

Effort vs. Success

Effort is more important than so-called success because effort is a real thing. What we call success is just the manifestation of our mind’s ability to categorize things. This is success. That is failure. Who says? You says. That’s all. Reality is what it is, beyond all concepts of success and failure. ~Brad Warner, Think […]