Saturday, November 18, 2006
Can you get points docked on your artistic license like you can on a driving licence? I'm quite happy with these two drawings but I did two others that were absolute rubbish. One terrible outline drawing where I started on one side and found it didn't match the other (hey, I've only been drawing for four decades!) and another of her young attractive face which made her look like the Queen! It wasn't exactly flowing this week but it wasn't too bad either. After doing the outline here, I marked one of the shadows on her arm with a hard line, quite liked it and got carried away!
I moved my chair just a little and got a slightly different perspective. I normally don't like the harsh shadows thrown by the standing lamp but this week I found it interesting to try and make something of the skin in the shadows - it was quite hard to distinquish anything more than a silhouette on the right side. I loved the lines of her left arm and leg and the angle of the foot in this pose.