April 14, 2011

Flippin’ out over here


I tried to lighten this picture up, still appears pretty gray….sorry.

In this “contour drawing” stage if you look closely, you can see just how many lines I put down alongside a similar line….then erase.  It’s the only way I know how to do it.  I guess I could grid the picture out first, but I’m not really into making more work for myself.  Especially since these are just for fun.  As I continue there will be more line adjustments, I’m sure….always are.

LoViNg my ipad!! Especially for times like this when I want to pull up my picture (anywhere) and start sketching. 

I started to flip out when I saw how small the back circular area is compared to the original.  Too late to go back now, just wish I saw it earlier.  I hope she doesn’t come out deformed, hopefully she’ll just be short-waisted.

Off to tweak my flips, now.


JP said...

I do not know if my comment was posted. I will repeat myself.

Could you put a team logo on her back "patch". Reminds me of a cooking class I took years ago. I was learning how to make a souffle. "Never call it a souffle until you see what comes out of the oven!"

Seriously, Eden, shouldn't you be psycho cleaning getting ready for the furniture and my arrival?

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love to see your process, this is flippin awesome so far!!

Serena said...

This is really good, Eden! I think it's great that you are doing this without a grid as the more practise you put in, the better and more precise you will become. I wouldn't worry too much at all about the back size...it still looks great. That's the one reason I would love something like an iPad or laptop....I would be able to open images anywhere which would make sketching so much easier.

Eileen Bergen said...

I love the way you flesh out small pieces at a time. We can literally see the drawing take on life.

I think she'll be fine. Rather than a size 4; she'll be a 4 petite.

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