Carving away negative space to create stark highlight/shadows in Procreate on my iPad. Similar to linoblock. Helps me pull subject matter from dynamic shapes. This is fun!
I’ve totally neglected still lifes as a good way to practice basic drawing. I haven’t done any in years. At some point, you start to believe you don’t need basic stuff like this anymore. I’ve had some drawing struggles this year, and I think they can help for practicing foundation skills and basic paint application in photoshop.
I created a couple of black and white studies from some simple life objects this afternoon after being inspired by Matt Kohr over at his blog ctrlpaint.com. I don’t know where he finds the time to post so many instructional videos, but his methodology is solid and easy to pick up. Excellent resource for novices and professionals alike.
Need to work on my looseness and speed. This guy took me just a couple of hours. Focusing on quick marks and putting the majority of time into the focal point. Gonna do a lot more of this I think.
EDIT: Spent another couple hours and pushed a rougher, watercolorish style, added more detail and more vibrant colors.