View Full Version : WDE 1st Dec 2013 - Sketch/value Study of Honeybee

12-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Last month I took Sarah Parks drawing and sketching online class with Artist Network University and thought this is a good chance to practice drawing and sketching skills. So here is my version of Honeybee. C&C very much appreciated. Hopefully I achieved some likeness:

12-04-2013, 12:07 PM
great start

12-04-2013, 12:35 PM
Very nice!:)

12-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Looks great :)

Charlie's Mum
12-04-2013, 02:08 PM
I think you've done well with this ... perhaps a little more weight in the shading of dress and arms to balance the head?

12-04-2013, 07:14 PM
Thanks Bonnie, Connie, DWhite and Charlie.
Yeah.. the head looks really dark, compared to dress and arms, so I need to fix this. My main concern was to get a good likeness in my sketch without doing the grid. With the grid normally I find it easy to get the proportions, and values right.

12-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Welll done, I agree with Maureen about strengthening the dress and arms to get a more balanced effect.

12-04-2013, 11:14 PM
Nice work!

12-05-2013, 02:12 AM
Good work!
If the grid works best for you, why would you not use it? I don't think it's a crutch that would keep you from getting better at seeing proportions is it?

12-05-2013, 05:28 AM
Hi Prerana! Thanks for finding time to join this week.:wave:

If likeness was you concern - I think you were successful. It is a very good drawing that captured the "feel" of the ref photo.:clap:

I agree with the advice given by our friends here at WC and we never stop learning from each other.:thumbsup:

12-05-2013, 09:42 AM
very nice, like it a lot.....

12-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Good likeness in this sketch Prerana - well done!

12-06-2013, 03:54 PM
very nice sketch!

12-09-2013, 07:59 PM
Good sketch and likeness.

12-09-2013, 10:50 PM
Soft & feminine - nice!