Sketch to Finish

Reflecting on my own personal progress with art

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A couple weeks ago I was on YouTube and I searched ‘music for writing’ when I came across a channel of a self published writer by the name of Jenna Moreci. She has some great writing advice, her self publishing journey and some musings of her life. Her book, Eve the awakening, is on Amazon so I decided to give it a try.

I read about 2 chapters before I stopped to sketch a drawing of the protagonist, Eve. She is a sort of super human in the story and very interesting to read about her back story and life on Campus at an important college. Because of certain events,  she ended up there but doesn’t really belong.

I don’t want to give so much away, so I will just move on to the image I posted with this blog. The left and middle pictures are the sketches and the far right one is the final picture. Even though the one on the far left is colored, I still consider it a sketch because I got it done in less than an hour. The main purpose of that was to get the image out of my head and on paper. The middle sketch was to change up the position of her to something, I felt, a bit more suiting to the personality of the character of the story.

As I was positioning the pictures together for the photo, I started reflecting on the progress that I had made in just a few years. My sketches before never were completely filled in and colored, mostly because it would feel like a piece of real artwork instead of just a sketch. It used to exhaust me when I would sketch out ideas. It was either too little or too much and never felt exactly right. Also, I lacked the knowledge I have know of how to execute things properly or how to choose the right reference photos to help me get to where I needed to go.

With anything else, after a certain amount of time, comes more skill and knowledge. What are you currently trying to master?

 

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