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  • My final project for CS50 Web - A TasksDaily Postmortem

    The original idea
  • The Art & Science of Drawing - Ending the seriesicon

    I haven’t been consistent with my posting in general, but The Art & Science of Drawing series has been a particularly rough ride. The way I’ve approached the class now has perhaps been even worse than the first time around. There have been many, many weeks in-between posts, and those posts have been done out of a nonexistent obligation to nonexistent readers. I ended up just writing what was taught in the class, step by step, instead of my impressions and personal experience using the techniques I’ve learned from it. And I feel as if that is not only disrespectful...
  • The Art & Science of Drawing - Week 5icon

    I’ve always had trouble with drawing things in accurate proportion. It seems like an aspect that I get wrong in every single drawing in some shape or form, but while practicing the skills I’ve learned during this week’s lessons in The Art & Science of Drawing by Brent Eviston over on Skillshare, I noticed I’ve become more conscious of it during a drawing, and thus, I’m able to either fix or avoid the usual mistakes altogether. Week 5 - Measuring & Proportion / Drawing with Accuracy & Precision When it comes to drawing, proportion is the relationships between the size...
  • Revisiting the Harry Potter video gamesicon

    Back when I was a kid, like a lot of kids from my generation, I was obsessed with Harry Potter. The yet to be finished book series, the movies, and most of all (being a kid that would have rather stayed inside playing his PS1 than go and play outside), the video games. They managed to feed my fantasy of being inside that magical world unlike any other medium. I should point out that back then most licensed games that were published in a multi-platform fashion were developed by different studios, which resulted in each version of a game being...
  • The Art & Science of Drawing - Weeks 3 & 4icon

    The next subject in The Art & Science of Drawing by Brent Eviston over on Skillshare turned out to be two weeks worth of lessons. How to draw objects volumetrically is without a doubt one of the most important skills I’ve learned in this class. Weeks 3 & 4 - Form & Space / 3D Drawing & Perspective Drawing the sphere consists of adding vertical and horizontal axis lines to a circle and then drawing ovals using them as a base; indicating the volume of the sphere. We highlight one side of the oval to indicate the orientation of the...
  • The Art & Science of Drawing - Week 2icon

    As I look back on it, this week lessons from The Art & Science of Drawing by Brent Eviston over on Skillshare was much more about capturing emotions and creating an atmosphere on paper rather than mastering specific techniques. Not that there is no such thing for representing those aspects more accurately, since we seem to collectively associate certain line weights and patterns, for example, with certain emotions. Nevertheless, this week’s teachings granted me a better understanding on the sensations and feelings people have when they see a drawing and the concepts necessary to know how to properly elicit them....
  • The Art & Science of Drawing - Week 1icon

    I mentioned in my first post that I don’t really remember when I began drawing, because as far back as I can go down memory road, I was filling scrap paper and notebooks with sketches. So when I was a kid, and I guess up until the end of middle school, I thought I would become a Graphic Designer or an Illustrator. Outside of a few tutorials here and there, and a few classes in school, I never really got much of an art education, nor did I ever really pursued one, because I really thought I would just learn...
  • The Art of Nausicaä Watercolor Impressions - Mini Review

    I didn’t grow up watching Studio Ghibli films; I actually managed to evade them until a few years ago. I knew of them, obviously, and knew some of the characters by looks and by name, I just never watched any of the movies. But that changed when I wanted to get back into art and sketching in 2018. After many years without drawing a single line of anything I had completely forgotten any sort of “style” I once had, so in order to get back on track I decided I should get an art education through books, online classes and...
  • Welcome all readers

    Welcome to my personal blog. I suppose introductions are in order. My name is Hector Gonzalez, I’m 26 years old and I’m from Mexico. I hope to work as a remote web developer soon, and as a game developer someday (hopefully soon as well!). I’ve been drawing most of my life, and I can’t remember a moment during my childhood where I wasn’t doodling or sketching something, so drawing and painting are a big hobby of mine.