April 18, 2011

Diver Done



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.

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Two more views of the diver-in-process.

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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.

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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.

9 comments:

JP said...

Awesome.

jinxxxygirl said...

Just lovely!

Chel said...

Holy smokes! This is FANTASTIC, Eden!!

lori vliegen said...

wow, eden! you did a magnificent job......wow, wow!!! terrific!!!
{note to self: i need to do some serious work on the ol' bod before i even think about putting on a bathing suit......i wonder if eden's gummy eraser trick will work on my thighs.....}
xox

Rebecca Anthony said...

I can't believe it WOW!! The contour and shadows are really incredible! You did an amazing job on this drawing!!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Wow, this is a fantastic drawing, all the shadows, highlights and graduations are so realistic. Well done Eden
Lee:)

Eden said...

You guys are so kind....even with obvious flaws you continue to cheer me on!! It's you I should be "Wow"-ing. Thank you so much!!

pedalpower said...

fabulous! I don't have a handle on figure drawing and shading as you do (I wish!), but like you, I love to add an outline. Seems as if I'm not done until I do!

Teddi said...

thanks for the blending tip!

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