After more changes to my master plan of this Buffy drawing I focused down on drawing Buffy’s eye before I move on to the rest of her body.
I didn’t like that her arms are slack at her side, I want a bit more action. So I did more research with the help of stock photo websites to find the arm position that I’m looking for. I also plan to put a wood stake in her hand.
Bur for now I wanted to get the structure of the eye down correctly even though I’m dealing with a very blurry image of her head. In order to do that I’m looking at wisdom from these amazing books. I highly recommend you purchase them from your local bookstore.
I used each one to look at the structure of the eye and try and repeat those forms with Buffy’s eye.
Previous Buffy Drawing Posts
The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.
Extended Gesture Study
I love this exercise from the The Natural Way to Draw book. It’s wisdom that was written down by Nicoloadies in the early 1900’s and echoed by Steve Huston in his book (linked above). Basically it’s gesture and structure repeated. You start with gesture then measure to get the structure correct then back to gesture. The key is to get the flow of the gesture to continue through the whole drawing while you refine your accuracy.
As you can see I’ve done a lot of refining in the drawing today.
What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!
I’m having a lot of fun drawing Buffy’s eye and I really like where the concept of this drawing is going now after today’s research.
What needs work? What did you learn?
Keep that focus, and don’t try to fly off the handle with your gestures.
How am I going to Optimize moving forward?
Find the balance of flowing gesture and accuracy.