Daily Art #2917

Today I’ve finished my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing.

On my morning walk I created a plan for moving forward with the drawing then when I got back I executed it well. I had a great night of sleep last night so I was able to focus deeply.

I smoothed the whole background with a bristle brush first to push it back further. Then I worked on her head shape and hair defining some sharper edges to further separate the portrait from the background.

I think moved on to the shadow side of her face refining the drawing and value. Lastly I spent time on the lace of her color defining some idea of it’s structure but not too sharp. I don’t want the lace to draw too much attention.

Her black robe just took some more deep charcoal and a few slashes with a knead-able eraser to show some form.

There are few things with the drawing that I could “fix” but that is always the case. Knowing when to call it finished is important.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg drawing

Warm-up

My normal daily warm-up.

warmup

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I’ve finished my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Keep consistent with my daily plan.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

The new daily plan that I’m building with Balsamis is working well. I need to continue with it and keep referencing it throughout the day.

2 Comments

  1. I find it empowering that you completed the drawing of a strong woman who did SO MUCH for women’s rights on the same day the first woman was sworn into the second-highest position in the land. Brings even more significance to a wonderful portrait of a wonderful woman (the real Wonder Woman).

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