April 18, 2011
Well, I had to go back and at least try to fix the back area. Yes, even though I already shaded in the area and it was “passable”, it still bugged me.
I want to share a little tip I learned (don’t know where). Take your little gummy-eraser and dab.dab.dab, as you blend. It really helps to get that graphite blended, and it’s a wonderful way to smooth the whole area out.
Two more views of the diver-in-process.
Had to go back in and adjust that neck line. I can only see things as they should be in relation to the other parts.
Here’s my little diver-girl Graphite only.
But, my favorite part of sketching is this part. Where I take my micron pen and outline the figure with permanent ink. Helps me to see it better, and I think in the long run it will keep the boundaries in line.
I really should give the photographer credit. This picture was found here.
I think I made her arms longer than they should be and her “pike” position isn’t as piked. This was a real fun picture to sketch. I was a bit intimidated by the shadows the arms made on the legs. I can see that I have to work on my graphite gradients…..those legs look like they belong to another person.
I think I’m avoiding drawing faces…..I’ve printed out another senior picture of my daughter and have yet to start it.
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden