January 22, 2012

A Runner…At the Finish Line



I bet you guys thought I forgot about this runner, huh?  It’s been almost a week since I last showed you anything from this sketch.   Well, to tell you the truth….I was at a place in the drawing that I would rather avoid- Yep the shoes!  Ugh!!  Didn’t think I could do those shoes justice. 



But with everything else that I’m learning about sketching/drawing….Compartmentalize!  Meaning, I should break the image down.  (As best I can)



When my sketch is done with the graphite portion, I like to outline the darker edges with my Copic 0.05 multi-liner in gray.  I like the look that it leaves.  It just makes things POP!  The trick is…to know what you want to pop.



Here’s our Fitness runner (99% complete).  I may have shaded in a bit more around the upper thighs and knee after taking this picture.



And here she is at the point of completion with the outline applied.  Just a little more 3D, don’t you think?

I can see my errors: 
  • Back too broad
  • Back leg…knee-to-foot too long.
  • Possibly left arm could’ve been a wee-bit longer.
  • Winged the hair….haha
  • Winged a lot of those darn shoe contours….haha
Well, thanks AGAIN for following along as I sketch a figure.  If you visit this blog because you like color, I promise you that the next post will have some!  Or Else!! Haha

8 comments:

JP said...

A plus plus. You are your own worst critic! What a beautiful sketch you completed.

Mary said...

you did a magnificent job!!

jinxxxygirl said...

Marvelous!! And i honestly don't see any of the errors that you listed....i'd say the only thing that bugs me on the drawing is the right arm and shoulder just look a little odd but you know i look at the sketch and magazine picture side by side and i see the runner arm and shoulder look a little odd in the photograph so go figure. Great job girlfriend! Hugs! deb

Jo in NZ said...

I think this is your best yet.
And dont take offence, but you have talent for butts!! Its perfect :)

Eden said...

@JP, Mary, Deb- Thank you guys so much for your nice comments and your encouragement here.

@Jo- you crack me up about the "butts"...but (haha) thanks :D

Faygie Fellig said...

so talented.

kia said...

I think your drawing is fabulous. I know it's important to look at your own work critically, but I hope you are patting yourself on the back too.

I've just started following and am impressed, especially by your putting yourself 'out there'.

Kia

kia said...

I think your drawing is fabulous. I know it's important to look at your own work critically, but I hope you are patting yourself on the back too.

I've just started following and am impressed, especially by your putting yourself 'out there'.

Kia

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