analogrevolutionart said in one of my posts that I should have a look at Caravaggio – I’m glad she did!
As usual, I have to run for the morning train in a few minutes, so the drawing may be “finished” prematurely – But when is a drawing ever finished? I feel that there is alway some spot where you can add some tone, change a detail or whatever, so I don’t worry too much about the “final state” of my drawings right now.
One thing I want to redo at some point, however, is the contrasts – It needs some more toning to make up for Caravaggios claire obscure
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a good choice of subject! http://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/medusa/
This may help you. On your own you might look up a book on the anatomy of faces but sometimes that’s pretty intimating. Here is a pic of a simple line trick to establish where things go on the face. image the head as an egg and you are drawing a line around it -latitude and longitude (does that make sense?)
Hope this helps.
Still this is awesome. I am going to show my husband. He will love it,!
Thanks! Yeah, it’s difficult to get the face right. I appreciate the suggestions. At some point i’ll get it right… I think that i’ll be doinf some more portraits soon.
Trust me, you’re doing well. Most beginners don’t even want to approach portraits. They are difficult. Also in school we had to do gesture drawings. We had 1 minute to draw the figure. Obviously, no master pieces were made here but it loosened us up and made us see that drawing the figure is like anything else- line, shape and shadow. It’s so hard to get away from the “human” when u a drawing a face. But doing so for awhile during a portrait won’t cause u to lose that “human”-ness. I think that was a lonnnng run on sentence. In a hurry! Bye
Great idea, great blog! Keep up the effort