The Head Should Fill the Hair

After taking the photos of Sherlock I noticed that the hair looks as if it was pasted flatly over the head. The head should fill the hair with it’s volume.

Regardless, I’m happy to say that I’m almost finished with the Sherlock Drawing. On the next session I hope to finish by filling in the coat, render the neck values and fix the height of his head and maybe how it turns to the back.

Sherlock holmes drawing

Previous Sherlock Drawing Posts

Memory Gestures

These didn’t go so well today, although I didn’t have much trouble remembering all three gestures each time. The problem was the drawings were very…. scribble like… Although Nicolaides calls them scribble drawings in his book several times.

I would rather that the gestures be a bit more calculated and less haphazard.

Daily Composition

Peace arch park at the border has a wealth of daily composition opportunities. Every time we go there are a lot of people there and many subjects for me to practice presence with and take the visuals all in.

Today’s composition is of a couple lying in the sun next to a tree. Simple, but not easy.

I find it interesting that the image in my head is so much more complete than what I actually produce. Even though I can “picture” it in my head I lack the ability to communicate that on paper, for now.

Daily composition

What went well?

I didn’t feel pressed for time today, I planned for the time I needed and moved some items to later in the day.

What didn’t go so well?

Lots of sleep challenges last night so my focus wasn’t what it should be.

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

I need to stand more when I’m making art. My back is causing me issues because I sit all day. What I will probably do is oscillate between standing and sitting throughout the day.

2 thoughts on “The Head Should Fill the Hair”

  1. I understand what you are saying about your daily composition being more difficult to draw than what’s in your head. When I’m writing and I can’t find the words, I just want to say “just look in my brain, it’s there. Don’t you see what I’m talking about?”


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