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The other night I was watching some videos on hyper-realistic drawing. I like that stuff. It’s fun to try to do. There was this speed-drawing of an unwrapped TWIX. The artist employed markers, colored pencils, paint, and an airbrush. Watching that drawing come together was impressive… frustrating… motivating.

About an hour or more of chain-watching… then this…
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Increasingly frustrated with how long digital pieces still take me. Because they’re digital, I want the lines to be as smooth as possible, so I obsess redoing strokes over and over. It’s maddening sometimes, especially comparing to other works I look at. I forget that there’s a quality to digital strokes that’s just… digital. So, what do you do when you reach a plateau? Back to basics, they say.

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It’s the beginning of the year, a few weeks in, but still the beginning. Around this time, I usually find it hard to get into a drawing groove. It’s probably fatigue from the holidays. Still, I want to draw, but can’t really put pencil to paper. I was driving down Kearny Villa Rd. yesterday, and thinking about Top Gun. Remember that scene when Maverick was riding his bike with an F-14 taking off in the background?

<Queue Top Gun OST>

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