I’m going for the quick posts now so I’m just going to go over my Buffy drawing for session 4. Quick and easy.
I worked mostly on her hair today. I didn’t want to get so caught up in the details of the face that I finished it before seeing what it looks like against its surroundings. A piece of a drawing could look amazing, but as soon as you put in the rest of the composition the whole thing could suck.
Her hair shouldn’t make too much of a difference but her neck and shoulders will really indicate whether or not I’m going in the right direction. Although I do fear that her body will detract from my good start.
Another reason why I wanted to get her hair done was to keep my hand from smudging the final work on the face. I’m right handed and wherever I put I line down my hand rests to right of it and has a chance of messing up the graphite or charcoal there.
Previous Buffy Drawing Posts
The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.
Extended Gesture Study
I could honestly do the extended gesture study from the The Natural Way to Draw book all the time. I was a bit rushed on this one so the proportions are way off, but I’m having a ton of fun with the exercise all the same.
What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!
Buffy drawing session 4 is looking great and I hope to continue on the upward streak.
What needs work? What did you learn?
I’m back to work and my day is full of distractions so I need to be vigilant on my art focus.
How am I going to Optimize moving forward?
What’s important now? Ask it of myself all the time.