Jeffery R. Watts doing Quicksketch for 3 hours which is like watching black magic happen. Consolidating the human form to be able to proficiently draw it in 3-5 minutes is quite the feat.
Once I get a car I’m going to do a Saturday carpool from LA to Encinitas if anyone wants to go figure drawing with me. Give me a heads up and I’ll get you started on how we use the pencils. It took me 6 months to get used to them. The pencils if you get a new one and new at sharpening take 30 minutes. I got it down to 10-15 mins after a year of doing this. Pencils require a light touch, if your heavy handed your going to break your pencil.
The pencils are sharpened a certain way to get you used to handling the delicate touch of a paintbrush. So you don’t learn how to draw proficiently but not have the hand dexterity for a paintbrush and have to spend an extra two years training your hand. Helps expedient the process but makes it difficult to new students. Not only are you learning to draw, your training your hands dexterity as well.
This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.
This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.
the timid european ground squirrel, stopping to smell the daisies, photographed in vienna by julian rad, who explains, “you have to be at eye level with the squirrels. that means you have to lay on your stomach for quite a few hours in order to get them in front of your lens. you have to make yourself invisible. it is important that they have no indication you are there.” (see also: more precious lil woodland buddies)