Focus On Structure

I’m trying hard to look at Harry Potter’s head, see the large masses and focus on the structure of his head so I can communicate its volume before all the details.

One of the issues that I see with most of my Fandom Fitness drawing is that they lack volume and a clear change in value to indicate structure and the turn of the head.

On a side note, I keep all my drawings up so I can see them all the time and review. I think it’s a great practice all artists should get into.

Basically I spent all my time drawing harry with a focus on structure plus putting down a whole bunch of charcoal to get his hair super dark.

Harry Potter drawing

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Today’s Gestures

I think I’ll be working on the exercises in Nicolaides’ book for the rest of the year at least. There are 25 schedules of exercises and each one has 5 sections with 3 hours for each section. Yah it’s going to take a long time. But I’m super excited because I’m enjoying almost every one.

Modeled Drawing in Watercolor

I have to say that I’m really enjoying watercolor. It spreads over the paper easy and I don’t have to worry about it drying on the palette too fast.

I think I’m going to do many more paintings just like using a similar method to James Gurney.


Daily Composition

Yesterday, Pattie and I drove up to the Mt Shuksan area to see if the snow had melted down enough to go hiking.

It didn’t melt enough to show the trails but, it did melt enough so we could walk on top of it and pass over the actually trails by about 5 to 10 feet.

Here is what I wanted to capture from my memory.

Here is what I actually captured from my memory.

daily composition

I’m totally cool that it doesn’t look exactly like what I actually saw yesterday. That is not the point. But I wished that the composition today was a bit more dynamic and interesting. Win or learn! I’m definitely learning!

What went well?

Lots of focus during art today.

What didn’t go so well?

Rushed for time all day.

What did I learn and/or how can I do better?

Using vine charcoal over charcoal pencil really covers up all the small interstices in the paper and creates a super black area. Going to take note of this and use it often when the motive calls for it.

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