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One A Day 2016, 034 by gordobruce
One A Day 2016, 034
Just a random sketch of some person. I wanted to test out some alternate shading techniques, but I don't think it really made a difference. 
Commission work and a few other things kept me distracted tonight - I don't have a daily to share. I'll post two tomorrow. 
It's probably a little early to get into this topic, even only two weeks in and it feels like we've been at this for a long time.
Most notably, I'm doing alright with my project to produce and post at least a single sketch every day during the 2016 calendar year. I'm only one image behind so far, though in a few hours it'll be two. I won't lie, there have been a few days where I haven't been able to muster up more than a few warm-up scratches on paper that aren't worth sharing, or worse, I've labored for an hour or so on a piece far too large for the scope of the project. I have at least two of those waiting to be finished; they might be waiting a long time. Similarly, I'm not so sure I'm going to be able to finish my submission for the Banzai Mascot contest at this point - I stalled out on the prototype image, and I've accomplished little beyond staring at the screen when I've tried to chip away at the block it's suffering from. Mostly I've just gone on to work on other things, big or small. I don't want to waste practice time on something I'm probably going to toss on the bleh pile. Finding time to practice has not really been a challenge (at least throughout the week), but it does mean I've been making a lot of changes to my daily habits. Hopefully they'll stick. Weekends have been a little harder, but honestly, I don't really have many places to go right now. Being at the mercy of public transportation again for a few months certainly doesn't help. 

Anyway. The practice is helping. I'm much more comfortable with the tablet than I was three months ago and I can tell that the repeated, regular practice is helping. I know I still have a huge amount of work ahead of me, especially with anatomy and gestures; I'm probably going to have to find a figure drawing class later this year once the snow clears out. I am having a bit of a rough time moderating my expectations - I know what I want to draw, and what I'm producing right now isn't it, and it's affecting me more than I want to admit to. But I think that's just a thing everyone goes through at some point or another, possibly on multiple occasions. I've convinced myself over the years that I've lost a significant amount of ability, and I still think that many of the pieces I produced 10 years ago were much better than what I'm doing right now.... and I'm sure I've been a veritable broken record on that subject, so I won't dwell on it too much.

Beyond that, there's only a few things to mention; my health is suffering a bit, but I'm on the mend. I've been ill on and off since last Thanksgiving, with what I thought was a simple winter cold coming back with a vengeance just before Christmas and lingering endlessly. I've been to see my doctor no less than three times since then, and at the very least it feels like I'm close to a full recovery. Unfortunately, it seems like I have been suffering a particularly acute case of a variant of asthma, a condition my doctor thinks I've had my whole life but have never been properly diagnosed with. It would explain quite a bit, really - I've never had much in the way of endurance for high intensity activity, and I do get a very specific type of cold like clockwork every winter. I just wish someone had told me, say, 25 years ago. At least it seems like my foot is more or less back to normal, which means I can start looking at some low impact exercise again. I honestly miss it, which is the weirdest sensation given my lifestyle to date.

Back to work tomorrow.
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor
  • Reading: Shadowrun 3rd Edition
  • Watching: Star Wars Rebels Season 2
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: bagel
  • Drinking: Kraken rum

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Jaz212 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Digging the latest set of up loads. I'll need to take some time on each and comment. 
gordobruce Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It occurred to me earlier today that I haven't posted anything here in months, so. Yeah. None of this is new, except a few of the markerboard pieces.
I await your comments. :D
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice gallery:)
gordobruce Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
Mineiti Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student
Thank you for watching me uvu
gordobruce Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Love your work!
Mineiti Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student
Thank you uvu
Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the devwatch!
gordobruce Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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