|Life Drawing - Francoise Sketch|
So happy to be back at our life drawing sessions and at our new digs at Port Moody Art Association. This is from the second session which was a sustained session. In other words, we have a few warm up poses for 1 minute each and then the model is in the same pose for the rest of the night.
I prefer to do portraits so I honed in on her face as I never have time to do a whole figure. I posted the process shots below. Each image below represents a 25min sitting.
I was surprised to get so much done in the first 25min on the block in...perhaps I should have spent more time but hey, I was excited to get going. I am really trying to focus on using straight lines only and blocking in the major shapes before moving to the smaller shapes.
As you can see, by the time I got to her lips I had already added too much detail rather than thinking about the larger form. Her eyes I had just roughed out the socket area as her eyes were closed during the first 25min session. I really have to fight to not draw the eyes in at the beginning so I was trying to focus on the shapes underneath the skin rather than her actual "eyes".
I used comparative measurement and tried to take my best guess, then measure and adjust as needed. Apparently all of my hard work has been paying off (or I got lucky) as my guesses were pretty darn close right from the start. Once I felt the proportions were ok, I then moved onto form modeling which is a very slow process using only an H and 2H lead, but so much fun.
|Mapping Out Features|