As you all know, I’m just in the beginning of this re-dedication to the basics of my drawing and sketching, but I’ve already found out at least one super-important thing:
I need to step outside my usual, go-to ideas and ways.
It seems I have a formula to not only my approach to art, but in subject-matter, style… everything. There has recently been a familiar, run-of-the-mill-ness – dare I say a stagnant? – approach. And result.
Now, I’m not saying it’s bad or wrong, nor will I abandon it completely because sometimes it’s what I’m feeling at that moment. What I am saying for sure though, is that it’s time for me to push the boundaries and try new things. And if I don’t, can we say: b-o-r-i-n-g?!
Which brings me to today’s sketch of the week.
My list (that I referred to in the last post) suggested a skull & crossbones. (What?!) Interesting. Definitely not something I’d have considered in the past. In fact, in the past I probably would have skipped over this idea and gone onto the next, more “me” idea. But not today!
So I did a little searching for ideas and I found one that jumped out at me.
Now, keep in mind this is just the beginning of this & there’s a lot left to do. But I wanted so share because it is so out of the ordinary for me – and quite frankly, I think it’s a good start.
Definitely a skull. No crossbones.
Funny thing, too – I actually feel kind of excited about this one – and that hasn’t happened for a long time. Could it be that after a bunch of years I’ve finally decided to break out of my previous “normal” and, in doing so, might actually stretch my art muscles?!
Who knows where this will lead? (hint: I certainly don’t! hahaha!)
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