Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ways to improve

Greetings all! To those who have asked me to teach, while I am developing a plan, here are a few things you can pay attention to to improve. I do not claim to have mastered these perfectly. No matter how much experience you have, if you are not pushing to improve, you may even decline in skill!

    It is always beneficial to study and master anatomy, even as a caricaturist. It gives your drawings a better sense of structure. When drawing quick life drawings at events, the structure will not always be perfect, but it will still have a more life-like quality.

Line quality
    Seek to improve the quality of your line work. Whether you have a more smooth flowing line style, or a rough sketchy one, make it consistent and well defined.

    Learn to draw the face from a variety of angles. Attack that three quarter view!

I will give more tips soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Never Quit!

Greeting all! Here I am again, still trying to grow and improve. Life can be tough, as I'm sure you know. There are so many challenges in all parts of life; relationships, business, personal, etc.. One has to learn to keep pushing, have patience with yourself as well as others, and never quit. Hebrews 13:5 tells me that Christ will never leave me or forsake me. When times are tough, His Spirit reminds me of that promise.
     I have had a lot to deal with lately, struggling to pay the bills. But my Father always provides. I do realize, though, that I need to be doing more. Sometimes God provides for us, but we are to blind, distracted or lazy to take advantage of the provision. I realize that God has given me great potential, and my desire is to reach it fully. Please pray for me as I move forward. And for those of you who do not know Christ as Saviour, my prayer is that He moves and works in your life so as to bring you to a saving knowledge of Himself through faith in Him!
    I still want to teach, and those of you who have asked me to, I have not forgotten. Here are some recent caricature pieces, mostly from the GA Aquarium. Grace to you all!