Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I have a process for each drawing or painting I begin. I do a small drawing or value study in one of my sketch books first. This allows me to catch problems in the composition before I waste too much time on a larger drawing. In the sketch of this drawing, I changed the slant of the rock a lot. At this point in the drawings above, I have worked on the outline or contour of the entire figure. During this stage I had to make a lot of changes to the face. When the contour is at a certain point I put in the first white highlights with white charcoal. Looking at the drawing now, it looks like her hands are cut off, oh no! I will have to work on that. Her toes look cut off as well. I have a long way to go on this one.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Here are a few sketches from my figure sketch book that I have completed recently. I zoomed in on the one above. There are some problems with this drawing that I did not notice until I was finished. The right eye is too big. I need to go back and fix that, maybe by making the left one larger.
This one is different from my usual short hair models.
This is only about an hour of work on the drawing above. This pose is from a pose book. I'll work on this one tomorrow.