Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Thursday, August 19, 2021
“I want to make drawings I can be proud of showing.”
I get it. One of the biggest hurdles between your drawing skills now and where you want them to be, is doing the right exercises.
For years I took drawing classes, and my skills only grew just a little. And when I created drawings, I liked that it took a long time and lots of erasing.
It’s easy to look at other people and see how their drawings look “better” than yours. Then, you try to make your drawings look like theirs.
Here’s what I’ve found: you and the artists you admire spend about the same time drawing a picture. Let's say 30 mins.
The difference is you took 30 minutes drawing that picture and they took 1000’s of hours drawing that same picture.
They’ve put in YEARS of practice to get to the point where they can draw a picture and capture lots of likeness in the same time it takes you or less.
I bet if you look at some of their earliest drawings… They weren’t very good either.
That's good news for you!
Instead of focusing on the final product and burning so much energy on making a “perfect” drawing, just enjoy the process and do more drawing.
I LOVE when I see people improving their skills week after week. I LOVE to see the progress.
Maybe you go through a progression like this:
Drawing 1 👇
Learn how to focus only on enjoying the process
Drawing 2 👇
Learn how to focus on drawing what you actually see
Drawing 3 👇
Learn how to draw without looking at the paper
Drawing 4 👇
Learn how to draw using a pen and no eraser
Thinking about the last best drawing you made, what was it of? Why do you think it went so well?
Monday, August 16, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
I'm working on a video which will be a full walk-through of my process of gouache watercolor painting. This will be part of my series "What to draw/paint during Covid." Technically it should be what to draw while in quarantine but I'm still working on the title.
I use watercolors with a very simple approach. Here I'm actually using gouache and I refer to them as watercolors because I'm using them like watercolors being that I'm mostly using them translucently and not opaque.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
New short video where I'm back drawing on the train again. I also reveal how I have virtually no mistakes in my drawings! Check it out!
Monday, July 30, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The drawing video is a silent film - no dialog. The painting video has some explanation of my process and a little about what you can expect from my videos in the near future.
Question: What subject could you draw and paint to shake up your mojo with something different??
My gear: https://kit.com/dawoodmarion/quick-start-watercolor-painting-kit
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
So I went to see Mission Impossible this past weekend at the AMC Century City. 'Twas' a cool movie! Afterwards I created my own festivities by drawing people right I front of the theater. The video shows a small section of the drawing session however it was a good session. I recommend drawing in public places to anyone interested in Building Confidence in your drawing skills.
You learn how to draw people who are moving, ways to approach proportion, perspective, likeness, and lots of other great stuff. Drawing in public is a true multi-vitamin, nutrient dense with learning opportunities. All of the above topics are covered in my eBook "Drawing ToolBox" available at this link:
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Drawings I did last night at the BAMA live figure drawing session in Berkeley. Instead of simply drawing the nude model I experimented around with creating action figures. I remember playing with 12 inch 1/6 scale action figure dolls in the 80's (and still do sometimes smile emoticon
Done in pen, tempura, watercolor and gouache.
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Monday, May 18, 2015
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Ink & watercolor on archival paper
This is a character design that became one of my Creative Figure Drawing sessions. Creative Figure Drawing is a practice used in the fields of illustration, animation, film and others.
I used the live, nude figure model as a structural basis to build my design upon. The way in which I draw and Teach Drawing, using the Direct Line, makes it a fun and wondrous process to imagine into the design of the drawing without have any prior planning or previously conceived ideas of the outcome.
This drawing took about 25 - 30 minutes to draw and detail. This is only a light pass at detail. If I were to take this character design further, there would be more layers of detail conceptualized and add. However in a Creative Figure Drawing session you are able to pen & brush up an idea the move onto the next post and design. With the proper approach to drawing you can create lots of designs in one 3 hour session.
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