May 11, 2012

Contouring Crabs….3

I hesitated to start any color-sketching on the head until I had guidance.

I was given the overview of face proportions…..then I started practicing on a separate sheet of paper.

It was interesting to work the face.  I had to fatten it on all sides.  Then pull in the shading where the face curves.

I was liking the way this was shaping up…..too bad it was just a practice head.  I thought it looked familiar enough and would’ve enjoyed working it from here.

But the problem was…my color sketch was still faceless.  So…I had to redo my head on the original.  I kind of forgot what I had done exactly so this obviously ….NEEDS….LOTS….OF.…WORK !

I think I’m going to like my art instructor.  I’ve heard bad stories about art teachers who tell their adult students that what they are doing is “wrong”, or it’s “not the way it’s suppose to be done”.  My art teacher saw my little headless-crab-boy all outlined-with-microns and complimented me on what I had done so far….she liked it!  She said, “not the way I would’ve done it….but I’m always intrigued with how other people approach their drawings when it’s different than the way I do it.”  I told her I’m here to learn and that I could change….she said “if you need to straighten out your edges then you shouldn’t try to change… that’s your way”.

Anyway….I thought that was pretty cool of her.


Mary said...

You are doing some amazing stuff...I see stretching and growing in leaps and bounds!

Eden said...

You're a sweetie! Thank you Mary :D

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