Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

So Many Art Books and Not Much to Show

I got mad at myself this morning. The night before, I was online looking up gesture drawing videos and finally gesture drawing books. Whenever I find a subject I want to learn more about, I look for books. Yes, I could just continue searching online for blog posts, tutorials and articles, but the quality of those are always hit or miss. At least with books, I can look at the ratings and reviews they've received. Also, books have gone through a professional editing process and the publishers found a reason to publish the books.

This has been my process for years. Before writing this, I had just returned from my mailbox, where I picked up a book I ordered about making comics and two workbooks that were made especially for storyboarding. At that moment, it dawned on me that I probably have a ton of books on drawing that I've either didn't finish or never read. So I searched through my boxes (I know, I'll buy bookcases soon) to look for all of my drawing and art related books. Including the book about drawing comics I just got today, I have 15 books. 15 BOOKS!! To be fair, one of them is from graduate school and two of them are "The Art of ..." books. I've included the "The Art of ..." books because they do show the process of how characters were created and storyboarding techniques. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Photo Book Challenge: day 29

Day 29: Freebie

Since I already used the only book I can remember I got for free for the challenge of Nostalgia, I am interpreting this challenge to mean "free day". That means, I can post whatever I want. I am posting "books that need to be finished"

I started these books in Autumn of 2014. I've read about 10 others books since starting these books. I don't want Autumn of 2015 to come around and I have not finished these books (with the exception of the coding book). Feel free to bug me this fall to ask if I finished these books :-).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April Photo Book Challenge: day 28

Day 28: Pages

One of my friends and I are separated by 3000 miles and we decided to do the exercises in the book together. We started off doing one exercise 3 times a week. We sent each other pictures as proof and as show & tell. We started this project at the beginning of the year. We just recently decided to double up on the exercises because there are more pages than we expected. @_@