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Revisiting drawing basics via Mark Kistler "You Can Draw in 30 Days".

Doing lessons on paper and in Krita w/Intuos tablet. Krita skills — well — I'll get there.

Lesson 1: Sphere

Including Krita in my drawing practice because at some point I need it for larger art pieces. Neither my iPad nor my Note are quite up to that task.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 2: Overlapping Spheres

Flailing for ways to make my circles look like circles in Krita. Also writing. Graphics tablets are hard on the brain.

The paper version of today's sketch was twenty minutes while drinking first coffee.

The Krita version is at about an hour now and a long ways to go. Good news, though: I'm learnding!

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 3: Advanced Spheres

Seeing how I'd use Krita in real workflow, rather than as primary sketch tool. Making that an explicit goal for future practice.

Kistler 30 days, Level 3 Bonus Challenge.

Shifting to more like a real workflow: sketch, scan, finish in Krita. Finishing will be tonight.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 4: The Cube

Sidetracked because Life, but still generally . Don't want to forget this project though!

Krita part will be inconsistent, but I'll see what I can do.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 5: Hollow Cube

Used pen and color pencil to polish today's sketch.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 6: Stacking Tables.

revelation that hatching can be like scratchy stippling. Doesn't need to be uniform.

Delete & re-draft did some funkiness (compressing a compressed image maybe?), re-uploading original image so I can compare & contrast. Sorry for thread noise, but that's the joy of a process dump thread.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 7: Advanced-Level Cubes

extras include fun with an odd light direction, and adventures in pen shading techniques (sort of a crackly stipple/hatch).

(posted to twitter earlier, but h.t is the real thread so posting here now that it's back up)

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 8: cool koalas.

extras include marker color (maybe better on different paper), and a subject change because PEOPLE MUST BE WARNED

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 9: The Rose.

Kind of rushed through it. Should maybe eat breakfast?

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 10: The Cylinder.

Had loads of fun adding extras today.

This will probably take a bit. Plus, I started the pen early because the pencil details were already smudging.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 11: Advanced Cylinders.

ETOOMANYEXTRAS

Loaded into Procreate to add color to the , and deliberately went sloppy with that stage. Sloppy made me itch but it was just too fussy.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 12: Constructing With Cubes.

After all the extras last time, I went with pencil and a constraint: no erasing.

Kistler 30 Days, Lesson 13: Advanced-Level Houses.

includes Phil and Dixie shoutout for other olds.

Started a fresh thread for this so the toot -> tweet pipeline started working again.

hackers.town/@randomgeek/10208

@randomgeek
You'd make for a great monster manual illustrator

@Bronco That would be awesome.

Going through these lesson books so I can get used to the idea of assigned work & commissions, rather than whatever pops up in my head.

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