Shae and I have talked about how we aren’t very good students. We’re the ones that sit in the back and read ahead and figure stuff out on our own and get a little impatient with everyone else.
Apparently, I’m such a bad student that I can’t even follow the plan I’ve set for myself!
Which is not to say I’m not making any art and seeing any growth — it just means this Make Your Own MFA plan I made isn’t quite going the way I expected. I need to examine that a little bit. In the meantime, I am going to actually post on one of my “scheduled” days (please note that we made a schedule that we both have blithely ignored for most of the month….whoops… and show you some of the drawing I have been doing.
I decided to take Mindy Lacefield’s Acrylic Girl class and learned a ton.
Here’s my first girl:
I then decided to try the steps in Procreate and created this young lady:
One of the most interesting parts of Mindy’s class was the limited palette: we used a peachy colored paint for the skin (I used a Jane Davenport skin tone, but Mindy uses Folk Art Warm Bisque), Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Payne’s Grey, White, Red, and a Blue. Mindy also explained how to use these same colors to create a darker skin tone, but I haven’t tried it yet.
I’ve also spent some time just drawing faces with a pencil or with a pencil brush in Procreate:
I don’t know if this girl is finished or not:
But needless to say, I’m having fun and feeling pretty good about what I’ve been creating lately.
Even if it isn’t exactly the plan I had originally started with a few months ago….