Those are from last week , but I didn't have time to post the earlier. Amazing exercise, whenever I do something like this I realize how important is to
practice the foundation stuff. Should do more of these and more often !
I did a couple of dosen more, but decided not to post them here and bore you to death
Some of them took me 7 to 10 min, other were done for 4-5 minutes. I couldn't set the bar lower than 4 minutes , but I definitely pushed. <br /><br />
One thing in particular that helped me was to sit down and study horse anatomy. After that it was a bit more easy to draw horses, my eye started to actually see and interpret as opposed to just copying lines. What I really want to share with you is what I actually realized while studying the horse at my own (I mean without dvd guidance or tutorial of some sort). The stuff that I was able to observe by myself, the formulas that I invented to simplify the understanding of the proportions and the muscles, were immidietely stored in my memory. This made me think of the way we should learn, passive versus active learning (in this case passive will be watching a dvd and sleeping throughout it, and active would be learning and hunting for knowledge by yourself) and how effective it can be. Several days later I even stumbled upon an interesting article about modern day education which confirmed my theory that we gain most benefit when studying at our own. You can check the article <a href="http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/ff_khan/" title="khan's academy " target="_blank">here</a> if you are interested in this kind of stuff. Think about it for a second, the great masters lived in an era where they actually invented all the techniques and elaborate methods of depicting nature, they didn't study anatomy from books , they conducted autopsies and observed the real thing !
Enough talking, I'm going to invent, observe, and finally consume a quick sandwich, because all that effort of trying to write and think in English , made me hungry. <br /><br />