I’ve got a big head…Literally!! My heads are big here! Which reminds me of the Jurassic Park movie when the T.rex is after the people in the jeep and the camera pans to the side view mirror which says “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”. Yikes!! Here it could read “Heads in drawing are larger than they appear in real life”.
Learned A LOT with this week-long drawing!
- Erasing is not as hard as you’d think. The graphite lead comes off very easy. Just watch out for smudging.
- Sometimes you just got stop and say “this is good enough for today”. I’m still training my eye and my hand.
- Familiar faces are much EASIER to draw. Can spot a line problem much earlier.
- Use a kleenex to help smudge the pencil streaks for shading or highlighting.
- Creative license can help to make people skinnier.
I thought I captured the eyes real well with this picture. The hair was fun, but not exactly what the picture showed. The head is too round and the chin still isn’t right. I never did go back and fix the shoulders. I was at my saturation point.
Dark hair is hard to do. You’d think that it would be easier, but trust me there is a lot of subtle lighting in her brunette hair. The eyes were the most frustrating part for me. I kept drawing them too big. Again, the shoulders aren’t as broad as they should be. The teeth were not singled out, because it made the mouth look muddy. A sharper pencil may have helped.
This picture isn’t quite finished. I was thinking I’d attempt the matching bathing suits. But, didn’t know if I should go with Markers or Watercolor Pencils. Either way, I won’t be duplicating the pattern exactly (I’m no where near that level).
So, I’m gonna ask you…… Watercolor pencils or Markers for the suits? Please cast your vote in the comment section below!
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!