Daily Art #2937

The challenge for Rosa Parks dress is trying to instill form into a very dark area with subtle variations.

Just filling in her dress with all the graphite needed to get it as dark as I want is going to take a while. I do this in stages.

First I put down a fairly dark layer of graphite being careful to keep the texture even. Then I use my finger and a brush to move that graphite into the tiny interstices of the paper. Lastly I will go back with a 10b or 12b graphite pencil and make the dark areas darker while building in as much form as possible.

You can see how her collar is done and the rest of the dress is in various stages.

Rosa Parks Drawing


The basic warm-up.


What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Not the best sleep last night but I’m showing up and rocking my fundamentals.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Repeat the same tomorrow.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Make sure that I follow all my fundamentals and get the best amount of sleep as possible to show up tomorrow and rock it.

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