Eye Training

After a weekend retreat, its back to good old eye training with Mr Bargue. This is the final ear of plate 4 I can’t wait to finally work on plate 5.

I had quite an achievement tonight. I did this drawing with no measurement at all. Every single choice I made was based on comparison made only with my eyes. And I think I did remarkably well.

The Drawing


The Setup


Drawing Comparison


The largest differences are the shadow in the center of the ear and the cast shadow on the right. I’m beginning to feel as though my powers of observation are increasing and as long as I focus on comparing shapes or sizes by flicking my eyes back and forth I can achieve great accuracy.

Of course this is just a two denominational comparison, the real test/challenge will be when I’m comparing three denominational objects.

Session Details

  • Session: 129
  • Work: 130
  • Width: 3.5"
  • Height: 4"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Bargue drawing in apartment
  • Art Time: 0.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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