Finished this a few weeks ago. Dr. Martin’s Hydra watercolors on illustration board.
I finally finished another of my small practice gouache a couple of weeks ago and just found time to scan it in today! The link takes you to the Fine Art America gallery, in case you are so inclined to purchase a print.
I had a little time this week at work to sketch and finished this one up that I did off of an old turn-of-the century photograph.
The only issue is the eyes wound up too big, but I really love how expressive it turned out. I mean, I uh… did her eyes bigger on purpose as an homage to Disney animation. Right. It’s a… design choice. That’s it, a design choice.
I went to a Drink N’Draw last night with a friend of mine, and these are the results.
Overall, I’m satisfied with the body, but not with the face. This is the same model, and clearly they don’t look like the same woman. Funny enough, the model turned out to be the little sister of a really good friend of mine, someone I haven’t seen since my friend’s wedding in 2009. So that was a fun happenstance! And also maybe why I’m unsatisfied with her face. I think it’s more difficult to use someone I know personally as a model. And drawing myself, forget about it. I never think it looks like me.
In other art news, I’ve decided to just insert my work into a makeshift gallery on my art page rather than link to Deviant Art, as Deviant Art’s new way of operating is annoying me. It will be a little clunky because this particular WordPress theme doesn’t do fancy galleries, but it will suffice for what I want and need right now. So expect that soon!
I’ve started sketching in meetings when the topics turn to items that don’t involve me. Part of my efforts to really make all available use of the time I have. Fortunately, my work is in an artistic environment, and no one is going to get offended by my drawing naked people out of my figure drawing book.
This pose is tougher than appears, and I relied on my eraser more than I should have. But I kept getting distracted.
Here is another sketch! This one is the most detailed of all the ones I’ve done so far. I used a quality nude photo from the life drawing book I’m working my way through. I’m really pleased with it!
The pencil lines are darkened slightly as I needed to lighten the background on my photo.