Last night, Nick and I attended a party at Versailles Palace Clubhouse. It was supposed to start at 6 PM but then when we arrived exactly on time, no one was there yet except for the staff. Seeing as we don’t want to stay at the venue with no other guests around, we decided to go out and come back after an hour.
He told me he wanted to take me to this place called, Fern Garden, which had a huge church and was one of the most stunning ones I’ve ever seen. It was like a big dome and the lights were beyond beautiful! Too bad though there was a wedding going on when we got there. We even fooled around with each other and dared ourselves if we should crash it or not since we were also wearing formal attire and would easily blend in with the other guests. But of course, we weren’t badass enough to do so.
Anyway, as we were about to leave the place, fireworks suddenly lit up the sky which took place near the road where we were about to exit. So Nick just parked the car then and there, and asked me to watch it with him outside. It was really amazing because we were really close to it, and it was the first time for both of us to experience such thing together. Our mini-road trip turned out to be one of the best and romantic nights I’ve ever had with him.
Study. If you want to learn something, then the first step is to study it. Even though experience will teach you a lot, it’s still important to know the basic stuff in order for you to start on something that is new to you. Borrow books or search the net that’s anything related to sketching. You’ll find it useful later on when you apply it on your drawings. Use this as your leverage when you sketch, and later on, you’ll find it easier to do so.
Observe. See the shapes and outlines that make up what you are trying to sketch. Teach your eyes to see beyond the subject as one piece and instead see it in parts. That would make it easier for you to sketch something since you will be able to see what makes an object as a whole. Think of it as something like a puzzle, you put pieces together in order to create a bigger picture, and to me sketching is very similar to that. I thought myself to see shapes that make up something that I want to sketch and move on later to the details.
Practice. You won’t be able to get it all at once. Start with little steps until you work your way up. Personally, when I started sketching, the first thing that I typed on Google was “How To Draw (insert whatever animal it is that I want to draw here)” and that’s how I got the idea and the hang of it. Every night, I tried drawing different stuff so that my hand would get used to it. You have to train yourself until you get the hang of it and later on, it would come naturally to you. Sometimes you might not get it right and it’ll be frustrating, but don’t give up. There are times, even until now, that I just want to rip my drawings because it just seems wrong, and if ever you feel like that then it’s okay. You can always start over and do it again, at least the second time around you’ll know what you did wrong and eventually get it right.
I guess that’s basically the tips I could give, speaking from experience that is. Hope this helped and have a wonderful Monday! :)
Thank you and I’m glad you did! :) I absolutely will, not to mention it was really fun to do so!
Some are from the US and Australia which my mom or bro buys for me and some are from NBS and Powerbooks. :)
Thanks a lot! :) When I get them developed, I have them scanned and put into a CD instead of as prints.
Quick stop for some snacks before resuming our adventure.
Aw, thank you so much! Same goes to you, especially your song covers! Your voice is absolutely amazing! :)
Canon 550D and Canon AE-1
Sunday morning, rain is falling (literally). Going over breakfast with a little sketch as a way of greeting December.
"It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down." - Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Saturday night out with mom and @jelinecatt: watched Catching Fire + dinner at Yabu + Starbucks’ Toffee Nut. I’m totally high ‘cause of the food and movie right now.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll
A process work by Jamie Catt.
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Work Time: 2 hour and 30 minutes
Soundtrack: Shut Up and Let Me Go by The Ting Tings
Included below the cut is the mini-tutorial that was requested by this anon! Enjoy!
HK Disneyland adventures!
Saturday night rocks with my man. ♥
Today’s mini-shoot with @jelinecatt! Also got to chat for a while with our bro earlier through FaceTime. He told me that he’s trying to convince mom to let me study in San Francisco and live with him there. He also made me check out Academy of Arts instead of USF, which I’ve set my eyes on for the past few weeks. Crossing my fingers and hoping I could finally transfer and study Graphic Design there!