June 3, 2011
We’ve been watching a lot of tennis with the French Open tournament going on. Love tennis!! Love it!! I’ve never drawn a tennis player before so I thought I’d take up the challenge.
I’m a bit out of sketch practice since I haven’t sketched since my Diver girl in April. Dimensions are all out of proportion here. She looks a bit like a HE here.
She still isn’t as lady-like as I’d like her to be. Had to bring in a bunch of lines as seen here by the red arrows. I was getting a bit frustrated with myself, and almost stashed this attempt. But, I have to confess, if I get a sketch right….those are my proudest moments. So….I….continued.
I’ve got my work cut out for me here, not only is there a face (Yikes!!) which I have to make resemble the player, but the body is closer up than I’m used to. Not as much room for error…..and I prefer lots of room when I error!
Now, she’s showing more composure and the sketch is coming together a bit better. I still need to work on that front arm, the contour is off at the elbow. I’m happier with the shoulder shape finally.
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