After 8 months of consistent life drawing, on average twice a week, I have a drawing that I’m willing to keep. This is saying a lot because not only do I hold myself to a very high standard but I’m not one to hold on to my artwork. If I can do it once, I’m sure I can repeat it a second time and usually better.
The model tonight was a young female. Most of the time young female models are the most difficult to draw due to the abundance of soft curves which are hard to translate accurately but tonight’s model was thin enough so a lot of the skeletal structure was apparent. Basically all of the major landmarks were very visible.
Hey a few of these gestures actually work well.
I thought this drawing was going well until I’m viewing it now. I have a lot of issues with the head and her right leg that was pointing directly at me.
Her neck in this pose was, or looked, super long. I’m thinking I may have exaggerated that a bit. But I’m happy with how the torso and thigh turned out.
I’m actually using color pencil for this drawing. I wanted to try and capture her portrait but I really got the eyes in the wrong place and this color pencil does not erase well at all. I was considering it to be very similar to ink, wherever you put it down, it’s there to stay. I’m happy with the torso and thigh though, it seems the focus on cross contours and depicting the form in space is helping tremendously.
This is the best drawing of the night, an probably one of the best drawings I’ve done in 8+ months. I have it hanging on my wall currently. I was able to do this drawing in only 30 minutes, the next challenge would be to do this well for every drawing and then see how far I can take it with a long 3 hour pose.
I’m also very happy with this drawing. Her head shape is a bit off, the distance from the bottom of her nose to chin is truncated but the rest of the body is spot on.