Buffy Drawing Session 5

Here is another quick post because it’s more of the same consistency on daily art practice.

I moved all over her head this morning working on the hair, neck and face. I’m trying to refine the form of everything and make it all work well together. I’m also getting bold with the sharp lines in her face. I always loved the idea of abstract shapes inter seeding representational work and having both work together well.

I still need to push the left side of her forehead back a bit it’s too light and the form gets a bit flat there. Also the hair looks good as individual strands but it’s form is not apparent.

For this to happen I’m going to need to ignore the light I see in the photo I’m working from and focus on turning the form. The light is always secondary to the form.

Buffy the vampire slayer drawing

Previous Buffy Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


5 Minute Gestures

I was supposed to do 15 minutes on one minute gestures today for the exercise in the The Natural Way to Draw book. But I didn’t want to do that so I did 3 5 minute gestures instead. I really love jumping back and forth between gestures and structure, flowing line and accurate measurement. Nicolaides didn’t describe it this way, Steve Huston did.

5 minute gestures

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

The Buffy drawing is looking great and I had a super focused art morning.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Work more on carrying gesture through a drawing from beginning to end and not let structure stiffen it too much.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Keep practicing the gestures.

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