There were bright highlights and dark shadows in the reference photo for this sketch. I decided to emphasize the eyes by using an eraser to brighten the whites.
I had a sharper pencil than yesterday. It really makes a difference. Issues to overcome in the next sketch: 1) shadowing in low contrast areas – the left side of the face was uniformly darker and less detailed in the reference photo; 2) subtle shading differences of large areas – difficult to achieve; 3) rendering […]
I’m trying different expressions and, in this sketch, more shading.
This pen and ink sketch was a little more controlled than yesterday’s. I’m working on making even colored pencil strokes as filler to the shapes that make up the figures. I applied more pressure for the areas in shadow. Mixing of colors is on the menu for upcoming sketches.
This was a very quick sketch. I liked the forms created by the woman’s top. Larger planar areas are much easier to shade than crowded little areas that comprise a face.
Although not exactly an action shot, I had to be a bit quick to catch this one. (Shading was done in post production.)
When one doesn’t feel well, reclining is often the answer.
I never realized that Leonardo DaVinci (L) and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (aka Michelangelo (M)) knew each other. They didn’t get along too well, apparently. From what I’ve read, I would rather have known Leonardo. He was so curious about everything. Michelangelo was more competitive and a bit of a snarky fellow.* L and […]
Most people can identify burl in veneers. In these thin wooden slices, the burl are manifested as intricate round patterns. Burl found in the wild are bulgy wooden growths on the bark of trees. My study below is an examination of the texture of a collection of these growths. I used a thin fiber-nibbed pen […]