Tonight I focused on the fundamentals, but I didn’t do much drawing because I was watching videos from New Masters Academy. I just signed up for this online resource today and I was anxious to get started on some lessons. One thing I’ve never been afraid of was returning to the most basic principals of art.
I always have to remind myself that I’m never to good at anything to warrant not practicing the fundamentals. No matter how well I can render a lemon I still benefit from reviewing cross contour drawing. Actually, I feel that if I haven’t mastered all these fundamentals yet and if I spend more time to master them that it would improve all aspects of my art tremendously. Most of the struggle that I have with the figure I think stems from not knowing the fundamentals extremely well.
So, I know it looks boring, but here is what I did tonight, simple drawings of objects, focusing on their cross contours and the best way to use those contours to describe the form in space.