Saturday, 10 September 2016

drawing comparison

I wanted to take this opportunity to post 2 pictures showing the difference of good presentation of your drawings.

Above is a picture taken of my work after the class. Its low resolution..badly lit and has some image distortion due to the picture not being taken front on. This stage of the drawing is a reasonably successful blocking of the light and shadow shapes.

and here is a good quality picture taken at home after a little bit of extra work without the model

This is actally the same drawing although i took a good quality photo with no distortion and i cropped the image for a better effect. A good crop is very important as by cropping your re-designing your image. I usually draw with that in mind.

Because in the class session i blocked in the shadow shapes on the model i was able to see were my light and shadow shapes are. So at home the first thing  i did was to darken areas of  my shadows  and refine my midtones by blending the edge of the shadow side (the core shadow) into the light side. I could then pick out a few highlights where i knew they would be like on the knee and shoulder. This makes the drawing look more 3 dimentional and more finished. All without any photo reference.

I heard one teacher say that if you have a successful block-in of your drawing the finish will take care of itself. So its important to have consistently strong blockings.

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