Friday, November 09, 2007

New Figures

We had a genuine Belly Dancer come in for the session last week. Pretty cool, but the sequins really threw off seeing shapes. I think these turned out alright, though. I'm noticing that I'm starting to get impatient with my drawings. It's really hard for me to concentrate on a hand, the shadows, the hair, or a face, etc. Maybe it's time to switch things up...a new medium, perhaps. Or maybe we need to turn a few lights on in the session room so you can actually see what you are drawing. Yeah, I think that would help. Anyways, just when I think things are coming along, this morning happens. We had a soccer player as a model this morning, complete with ball, shin guards, headband - the whole shebang. Not really in the mood for drawing baggy shorts and shirts, I went for a portrait. Bad idea. It started out okay and got progressively worse. After about 45 minutes, I had to stop, and this is what came of it. It's decent, but I had to stop before I completely ruined it. Looks like someone smeared Silly Putty all over his eyes. Once again, I was getting impatient, and it shows.

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