second half of May – still practicing sometimes

Still practicing different things. I do not have very much time, and when I would have time, I have no energy to practice much, but anything is better than nothing, right?

I started redrawing the portrait in online drawing course ‘Muotokuva helposti’  Only outlines so far.

I though that portrait course was so good – as even I was almost able to follow the instructions 😉 – so I joined also his basics of drawing course ‘Piirtämisen perusteet

Here are some of the drawings I made when practicing different things on that course. There is a lot of need for improvement, so would really need to practice more. On the first one perspective is definitely somehow wacky. On the second the picture on the right hand side has been drawn normally, and the left hand side having the reference picture and my paper upside down. Presumably drawing things upside down might improve your drawings, but here definitely that is not the case.

I also did some random shading exercises and played with oil pastels

One very good resource – if you wish to draw more cartoon style pictures – is Christopher Hart. He has made several books, but he is also available in youtube: