(maybe don’t get stoned and sharpen an 80 year old ship builders plane blade then shave with it)
i need a proper derusting bucket
old ship builders plane with a big mouth
i think i’ becoming a hoarder
I wish I could draw. Even badly. Like most of my friends can at least doodle comfortably but I can’t even draw a stick figure, like trying to do anything with paper and pen just upsets me.
i find the biggest block most people have is the belief that they can’t draw and the fustration when the first things they try don’t work out straight away. also that what is considered to be ‘good drawing’ is a very narrow selection of styles/methods/aesthetics. most people’s drawing ability doesn’t develop past a 5yo’s, because most people don’t really do any drawing after that. how shit would or handwriting, or speech, or maths be if we stopped when we were 5?
my super opinionated learning to draw advice is:
-do lots of throwaway drawings. do lots of shitty drawings, don’t worry if they look good or not.
-do heaps of observational drawings— drawing things from life
-do heaps of drawings of objects from memory
-look at how other people draw things, copy their drawings
-play around with materials, even the difference between the things you’ve (probably) got on hand right now (pens, pencils, textas) is huge