Paint with Me – Fly Agaric

Paint with me!  use the reference photo that I took and used in the painting below.

Feel free to use it as drawing or painting reference however the image belongs to me and should not be used for any commercial uses with out my consent.

Tag it #seeitpexa on Instagram or comment here so i can see what you have done!

There will be a time lapse video coming soon.

Thanks,

Pexa

Here is what I did.

 

Morel Mushroom Painting

This is a small coaster painting that i did a while back, maybe not the best one i have done but it has a nice charming “hey i am a Morel” feel about it!

What do you think?

Paint With Me – Mushrooms

My latest time lapse I said i would post the photo ref that i used for it.

Here it is, feel free to use it as drawing or painting reference however the image belongs to me and should not be used for any commercial uses.

Thanks

 

Watch the video here:

 

 

Seven virtues for becoming a better * v2

Here are seven things to do daily for creative advancement from someone on the interwebs.  It was from a youtube video but I did not remember to save it so I can’t link it.  I like some of the things this guy had to say but I am conflicted about others.  In the next few post I will be my thoughts from a visual artist perspective, these could apply to writing, music and other creative endeavors too…

Will add links and header to each post.

·         Daily work – even if it is only a line

·         Volume not perfection

·         Steal – like an artist (from lots not just one)

·         Conscious learning – don’t just stumble around

·         Rest – play

·         Feedback – lots of it

·         Create what you love

drawing from deconstructing the box sketchbook

part 2

Volume not perfection.  What?  I shouldn’t be perfect all the time?  No, not when you are trying to learn new skills and getting the muscle memory down, it is about doing, doing and more doing that you are going to learn. 

Let’s say you want to draw hands better.  How is this going to happen?  Well by looking at references and by drawing from that reference.  At first block in the hand, get a nice sketchy hand down, then start to refine it by separating the fingers, get the joints in look and fix as you go.  Do it quick and then sit back and keep refining until it looks like a hand, not a perfect one because it will take you double the time or more to get everything perfected if ever.  Go do the hand over, or go to a harder reference and take that time to get 3 more hands drawn.

Think of it as practicing a musical scale, you won’t get it right the first time but you will eventually but you have to practice!  Then you can be perfect.

Final notes, for fuck sake, use references! (more on this on “Conscious learning” post) and don’t worry about the epic fail!  You learn the most.

 

I really think of this as “volume over perfection”

Seven virtues for becoming a better * (v1)

Here are seven things to do daily for creative advancement from someone on the interwebs.  It was from a youtube video but I did not remember to save it so I can’t link it.  I like some of the things this guy had to say but I am conflicted about others.  In the next few post I will be my thoughts from a visual artist perspective, these could apply to writing, music and other creative endeavors too…

Will add links and header to each post.

·         Daily work – even if it is only a line

·         Volume not perfection

·         Steal – like an artist (from lots not just one)

·         Conscious learning – don’t just stumble around

·         Rest – play

·         Feedback – lots of it

·         Create what you love

aiweiwei
Portrait of Ai Weiwei

Part 1:

 

Daily work is definitely one of the most important things you can do, especially if you are trying to improve your craft or learn that new skill you always wanted to do. 

Can’t draw well?  Draw daily even if it is just a line! 

The idea is that if you get everything out and set up that you will not stop at one line, you will at the least fill up a page or better yet, you will get into a grove and draw for hours without even realizing it.

The big thing idea here is you want to form a habit of doing or of a good work ethics which will make daily work become second nature, you will just find the time to sit down and draw/paint/write or whatever.  Habit forming is fragile though so try to avoid the “ah-screw it” mind set.  Also don’t sweet it if you can’t do it every day, shoot for 5 days a week, if you get more, well that is better!

It will be hard at first (as I am finding out) but it will get better every day.  Schedule your time at first (make a meeting with yourself) if need be!