March 15, 2013

Blonde Beauty….whittling



I’m running out of “w” adjectives or verbs to describe this drawing and I finally settled on whittling.  Because drawing is a bit like sculpting with color.  Can anyone relate?



About 90% done with the eyes.  I will need to go in and show some shininess with white in the pupil….but I’ll wait until the end to do that. (picture showing the wax build-up around the nose reflection, ugh!)



Worked whittled the nose today.  The thing most interesting about noses in these types of drawings is…..we really don’t have to “oversketch” it.  We have to let the shadows tell the story.  Kind of against my instincts!

6 comments:

Pennyb said...

I'm in awe! It's stunning!

How do you do the white bits?? I have Inktense and Graphitint pencils (am planning on getting some non-watercolour pencils with my birthday voucher), but I still struggle with the white/light areas.

You really are an inspiration to me!

Boo said...

You are simply amazing. She is beautiful. I'm also running out of adjectives.

Eden said...

Hi Penny!
The white bits are done by simply darkening the area around the hair or eye. Later I will go in with a white paste (similar to white out) and add extra white.
Hi Boo!
Your comment cracke me up... its hard to think up new adjectives sometimes. Haha

Christell said...

Your drawing is just incredible, so beautiful.
I love your work.

Eden said...

Hi Christell and Thanks for your kind comments. That's the nicest thing I've heard in long time :D

Emily Stam said...

Your work is beautiful! Very inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing it!

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