Thank you Bob! I kind of go off on a tangent below - I super appreciate the compliment and I don’t think you meant to send me off on a NO ANYONE TOTALLY CAN DO THAT cheer rally but that’s what happened. I did smile really big at this message and thank you for the compliments given and appreciate them so much!
but also I just exist 100% in a world of “NO YOU CAN DO THAT TOO,” (if they want to!) so I’m keeping the below anyway, haha.
The thing is that when you look at artists doing sketches or speedpaints etc and you see that they’re going what you could consider to be super fast - the secret truth is that it doesn’t just take ten minutes or twenty or an hour.
What you’re seeing is ten minutes, plus the years and years that artist has been drawing. Drawing is a skill that stacks!
So it totally did take me weeks+ to draw that sketch, technically. Any given person could do it with enough practice - and with enough practice I’ll be able to do the sort complete images that gbsketch does in 15/20/60 minutes.
Ooh, actually, if you go look through GBsketch’s archive - It’s an excellent example of what I’m talking about. One of their earliest digital daily speedpaints with a timestamp of 40 minutes. (And this is after a couple of months of daily pencil sketches, building up ideas and habits and abilities.) Early on 45 minutes. Early 15 minute work.
but as the days go by and he’s spent more mileage drawing - 15 minutes near the end of the first year. 50 minutes! Or you come to where he is these days - 50 minutes, 20 minutes, 20 minutes, 20 minutes.
Those later speedpaints absolutely have the weight of the previous years of effort behind them. GBsketch improved so much with their ability to compose and colour and tell a story in a shorter amount of time! But if they didnt have the years of experience to put into those later speedpaints, they would still look like the ones from almost three years ago!#art talk #speedpaint #speed painting #art mileage #exercise #combobulatedprognosticator
Yes, everything on this blog is something that I’ve drawn. Thank you so much for the compliment!#charlotte-miriam
You know, I’ve never thought to check! It would certainly make shearing easier.
Your pencil carrier does sound super cute, too!#artists on tumblr #sketch #sheep #animals #hello-sev
Conveniently, I rarely delete any of my art files! And I’ve been asked for this so many times through PM/other sites, etc that I dont ever have to go far to find the file.
And thank you for the compliment!#delete later