Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finished Drawing

I've been having mixed feelings about this, I worked really hard for two weeks to get this done on time.  I stayed up late Monday night to finish it, and I think it turned out rather well.  Though as with every piece I'm seeing a lot of problems, of course to be honest I was really disappointed with the lighting in the photo to begin with, I felt like sometimes I was getting no contours and then others I was getting contours in all the wrong places.  I like to attempt to draw these two people again in a more natural pose with better lighting, for sure.  Despite the technical flaws that are driving me crazy, I think the likeness is there for them.  I have definitely learned from this piece and hopefully I'll be able to apply that knowledge successfully into future pieces.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A bit of an update

I'm really not as far along as I should be at this point and I am a little disappointed in myself in regards to that.  Though I did get a lot of work done tonight.  I have faith in my doing even more tomorrow.  The client doesn't want it for another week or two but I personally wanted to be finished tomorrow.  I might be a day or two late on my personal deadline, but that will still be okay.  There are lots of parts of this that still worry me but overall I don't think it's looking that bad. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Some work

So I've gotten some work done, I still feel behind.  I have a little over a week to finish.  I have some tweaking to do with the first face, but I wanted to get started on the second figure.  I think overall it's still looking pretty good, and I'm happy to have both faces started.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Second thoughts

I've had to move my drawing around several times today, so I've looked it more than a few times.  The funny thing is the more I look at it the more the nose looks right.  Also I realized I had a brain lapse or something and I was measuring right.  Maybe I just needed to step away from it.  I think I may leave the nose mostly as is just come in and adjust a few things.  It may still be off on the one side but definitely not as bad as I was thinking it was.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The nose is too small, and I'm too hungry to fix it

I've been sitting here trying to figure out why the nose looks off, I measure and re-measured.  Then as I got to give up and gets some food it hits me... I've been measuring wrong.  I just need to erase most of what I have done and just make the nose a bit bigger.  I'm also having a few issues with the left eye.  I originally had it too far over, and now there is a line permanently in the paper from before.  I'm trying to shade around it to make it less apparent.  In the finished piece I think I might be the only that notices it.  Tomorrow I'll fix the nose and the shading around the left eye.  Hopefully I won't have to dwell on those too long and I'll be able to get the mouth in.   

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Commission

I just started this drawing tonight, it's an 8" x 10" double portrait of a brother and sister.  I started on the right side of the paper for some reason.  It just didn't feel right starting with the figure on the left for some reason, maybe because the one on the right is a little higher in the composition.  It will be come a problem though when working on the second figure, I'll have to try to keep my hand from smearing through everything.  I'll figure something out though I'm sure.  Last time I had this problem I used a pen to keep my hand off the paper.