I’ve finished my drawing of Westley and Buttercup from the Princess Bride movie. It’s not my best drawing in the Fandom Fitness series, but I…
Working on Westley’s sword arm and hand today after most of my day spent at work.
It’s amazing how just adding in a few sharp lines and darker values will change an area from a blob of unfinished to an object…
It’s interesting how some small changes can bring a drawing closer to finished than hours of larger work.
Letting go this morning with lots of charcoal I filled in most of the lower half of my Princess Bride drawing.
My energy today has been sapped because work started in the morning, my normal art time.
More work on Westley’s face today. I think his portrait will come together much faster.
I think that Buttercup’s face is working well now after some small changes to her eyes and the values of her face.
Struggling with structure and softness within Buttercup’s face.
Adding more charcoal to the paper and trying to keep it smooth for a feminine face.
A shorter session this morning focused on drawing corrections and accuracy.
Today was supposed to be all about getting the drawing refined for the whole drawing but I was seduced by detail.
My second attempt at drawing Westley and Buttercup Princess Bride with hopes that this one will go much better.
I’ve finished the Rosa Parks drawing after working her dress and more form in her head.
You can call this “pick and shovel” work. Lots of filling in with value but no subtlety.
The challenge for Rosa Parks dress is trying to instill form into a very dark area with subtle variations.
The basic values are set for Rosa Parks face which makes the bulk of this drawing done.
Another deeply focused morning while drawing Rosa Parks.
I was able to progress very fast on Rosa Parks this morning.
An easy day of art. An easy day overall!
I wasn’t able to commit a lot of time on the start of my Rosa Parks drawing today but I made progress.
I’ve finished my Steve Irwin drawing today! I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Today I may have finished the alligators tail.
Another wonderful morning of full and deep focus on drawing.
I’m working further away from the center of interest in this drawing so the modeling has changed.
Taking a recovery day today with my wife and nature.
A little bit of progress every day.
Slowly moving forward like always, my creation process is unrelenting and inexorable.
Tons of energy this morning as I’m having fun with all the texture in Steve Irwin’s crocodile.
Another focused AM art session with Steve Irwin and his crocodile.
A shorter time of drawing this morning so I can start recording my Optimize for Artists class today.
This morning was super productive as I could focus on this drawing for much longer than normal being the weekend.
I’ve had a super busy day today but one full of productive awesome work.
I’ve started my next drawing. Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter!
Today I’ve finished my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing.
I’m going to continue with this drawing and not start over. My brush technique worked.
I’m very close to starting this drawing over. But I’ll give it a day more.
I spent my session today on the floor grinding all kinds of charcoal into this paper throwing caution to the wind.
The biggest issue with making the head of a portrait too small in a drawing.
A very short drawing day today. Life presented all kinds of other opportunities today.
Super quick post today. Not much to talk about just consistently showing up however I can.
Today was the same as yesterday. I’m working slowly with the most important part of the drawing.
One eye at a time, moving slowly. Working on the details using line.
A charcoal wash to obliterate all of my drawing and to focus on form rather than line.
The second day on my Ruth Bader Ginsburg drawing and it’s moving along very fast.
The next hero for the Fandom Fitness drawings is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
When dealing with values this dark photographs just don’t see all the subtle transitions.
There will be just some mall adjustment on the dark mark next session then the rest of the drawing is going to be all about…