April 20, 2014

Sunglass Series Two

Since I have two big drawings pending (dancer & diver) and I seem to be stuck on the hair in both…..

I needed to complete a smaller drawing to boost my confidence.  I thought these sunglass girls might help.


This sunglass series was the first time I combined my marker-doodle-love with my color sketches.

I wasn’t sure how well they’d play together.  But they seemed to get along just fine.


I’m not one to sketch a practice piece, because I know I won’t put the focus into it like I should if it “counted”.  And I need hair help.

What I found out by my limited research on drawing hair….is to keep the line directions in the way that the hair should go.  Even though there are many shadows.  Also to use at least 4 different colors…..Highlight….a bunch of mid-tones…then bring in your darkest color to really help things take shape. 

This is drawn from a picture of my daughter taken a few years ago.  I was not pleased with my previous Warhol-style drawing of her so I’m glad I can now replace it.

Happy Easter Everyone Smile


Victoria Gwen said...

Happy Easter to you too Eden. Loved the crazy sunglasses.

Eden said...

Hi Victoria!! Thanks for your support in my crazy sunglass quest :)

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