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Drawing Leo Laporte, part 17

28 Mar

This week I have been listening to the Every Day Matters podcast, by Danny Gregory, promoting the book with the same title. Danny has interviewed artists and illustrators about their personal sketchbooks and drawing journals. I guess I have to give it a try and don’t let my preconceptions about what is good and what’s not guide me. I have been wrong so many times in my life, that I’m starting to doubt if using your intuition is really as great a survival strategy as some claim it is.

I will not publish everything I put in my drawing journals, because I want to keep some thoughts and ideas for myself, at least for the time being. Also, some drawings might not be suitable for publication.

Now to the subject at hand, drawing Leo Laporte. I have progressed so much this week, that the fuzzy screenshots of TWiT Live are becoming less useful. With that I mean that the details I can draw now are not available in the screenshots.

Drawing Leo Laporte - TTG 2009-03-28 A

The following is happens if you don’t shut down your inner critic. The drawing becomes all cramped up and doesn’t “look right”. Normally I take a break between drawings, but I decided to see what happens if I don’t clear my mind before a drawing.

Drawing Leo Laporte - TTG 2009-03-28 B

I’ve written: “It’s getting better!” In reality it got worse, as I have explained earlier.

I should have been paying better attention to the date, of course. It is one day later than is written under the drawings.

That is all.