Everything goes Wrong: 10,000 Hours of Art! // ARTIST VLOG #2 //

Hey friends,

thanks for stopping in! It is week two of 2018 and I have another vlog for you. This weeks lesson for me was that sometimes life throws some serious roadblocks your way. Fortunately, my roadblocks were not very serious at all. In fact, they were expected and, well, fortunate. Currently, my boyfriend and I have been remodeling his house so that we can rent it out. But, as many of you might know, that can be very challenging and difficult work. This week, you'll see I am straight up exhausted while trying to find time to work on art. How is your art practice going this week?



New Year, New Vlog! 10,000 Hours of ART

I am back at it again, working towards my 10,000 hours of art while being a mama. The first week went pretty good. I didn't get as many hours as I hoped. Story of my life. But I am hoping to make up for it in the second week. Here is vlog #1 for 2018! Enjoy!

I hope you are doing well with your goals for the new year. Let me know in the comments!



One Point Perspective Drawing (Part 2)

Hello artists,

I hope your art practice is going well. Here I have another art exercise for you about one point perspective. This time we'll be working from a real setting. If you haven't had a chance to do part one of this exercise, go ahead and click here to practice that. Understanding perspective is the key to creating accurate drawings. Once you have practiced the first part of this art exercise, take a moments to watch or read this post to get further understanding on perspective. Then, I highly recommend that you go out into the real world to do some studies on perspective. 

Links for materials needed:

Strathmore Sketchbook
Graphite Pencil Set
Zebra Pencils 
White eraser
Puddy Eraser

Step 1: Start by drawing a horizon line across the page.

Step 2: Pinpoint your vanishing point.

Step 3: Draw two lines receding from the vanishing point, this will be the road.

Step 4: Now I will draw these cars on the side of the road. I am going to keep their shape very basic to start with. I'll draw them in cube form. Here is how to Draw a Cube if you want further instruction. Just keep in mind when you draw the cubes, all lines need to recede to the vanishing point. 

Step 5: For the tires on the car, keep in mind that they are essentially cylinder shaped. Here is How to Draw a Cylinder.

Step 6: Draw the houses in cube form. Remember all lines recede to the vanishing point. 

Step 7: Next, I'll sketch the bushes. Again, keep in mind that the top and bottom of the bushes will recede to the vanishing point.

Step 8: Then I'll add in these electric posts. These are cylinder shaped.

Then, if you have additional time, you can go through with your graphite pencils to start shading and adding some tonal variations. But the important task is to get the basic shapes with a strong sense of accuracy. Sometimes you only have a few moments to practice this method. Other times you might have hours to pour over something. Either way, keep practicing one point perspective as a way to become more skilled in your art practice.

Let me know in the comments below how your art practice is going!