Thursday, March 8, 2007

Geisha


Floating geisha ghosts are creepy. I find the biggest challenge with art is my own perfectionism which shines an ugly light on all my artistic shortcomings. But hey, what you can see you can fix so thank God for the ugly light, otherwise I'd sit in the dark lost forever and nothing sounds more like a nightmare than being lost forever. I've been studying a lot lately. Working hard on problem solving the fundamentals of art. I recently acquired Glenn Vilppu's notes on figure drawing from your imagination and he starts off the lecture saying that in his experience most artists struggling with something are deficient in the fundamentals. The problem he states is that many artists fancy themselves as better than they actually are. They move on past these basics and wonder why they struggle. I came across this same realization in my own work only a few months back and reading this reinforced what I had stumbled upon.

10 comments:

Ryan said...

I dig those colors, Bethe.

I hear you on the fundamentals thing. That was the number one thing preventing me from starting a comic: I knew as soon as I did I'd see all my deficiencies, and so instead of looking forward to a fun process, I was dreading slaving through every panel learning a new passed-over skill each time. I even picked cartoon monkeys as my main characters to make the curve a bit less steep (no need for accurate human anatomy!), but stuff like panel layout, composition, story-telling, backgrounds, you know, little stuff, still needs to be learned.

Fortunately I'm enjoying the process, even if I will want to go back and redraw a ton of panels when I'm done. I'm learning a lot. Some of the problem-solving has been fun. And it was an excuse to buy a lot of graphic novels for reference. ;)

&Rew said...

rad.

&Rew.

Brian said...

Awwww but I don't wanna learn the fundamentals b. . . I just want to be amazing and manly like you.

-Your not so secret admirer. . .

joonasjoonas said...

Beautiful work!

craig said...

Great blog! Monkey King post is fantastic

Anonymous said...

Hello.
I've been browzing your works for some time now... and I must say, very amazing.

I am a student, who has wandered around for a while... and I think i've finally come to terms with what I want to do. I want to make art, I want to illustrate... I want to do concept design.

I have an annying n00b question... but, I was wondering... do you have any advice to those wanting to pursue illustration and design?

Thank you.

JeN said...

really great work!! i enjoyed looking though all of it.

dustin said...

crazy nice man. love the color.

David Malan said...

Beatiful drawings. This one is really nice. I like your shapes a lot. I also really like the batman in your portfolio, but it's all great.

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