19 02 19 10 minutes

by Mx. Abi, February 19th 2019 © 2019 Mx. Abi

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 10 minutes in length.

I am still getting the hang of scenes and landscape. This is an underground cave with extremely clear and blue water.

I am finding this an interesting challenge because I can draw people so well. And it's easy to become a lazy artist because you develop short hand movements for body parts. And doing something like htis really makes you stretch your skills.

There is no fast shorthand movement for a cave wall for me. So I have to really think about everything that I do.


Very interesting write up, sihifting gears to landscape is tricky! And with just two pens. but on the plus side, our eyes can't pick out errors in proportions as easily as when looking at a human figure drawing.

I don't think I would have been able to see the cave and puddle without your help. Maybe some individual rocks or little pebbles, and maybe a stalagtite or stalagmite, even if it's not in the photo, I'd instantly know I was looking in a cave. Hope this is helpful.

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Nice job on your canyon scene, Mx. That's very great indeed.

Well, if I was to point out a critique, it would be that though your fractures a very bold and rhythmic, but I'm just not getting enough flow and emotion to 'em. Would you please free yourself up with 10 more minutes of 30 second environment sketches? (20 background drawings to warm up)

The reason why you would do this small suggestion is, although it's completely outside of your comfort wheelhouse, it is worth it to help make your perspectives less wonkier and more fluid, appealing, and fun to look at.

Cheers, and I hope you've found this completely and totally useful and helpful.

Mx. Abi

Thank you for the feedback

The point of these 10 minute sketches is that they are the daily practice. They are me going in cold and doing it in 10 Minutes.

I have also been a lifelong figure artist so scenery is wildly outside my comfort zone.

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