View Full Version : Sherville, Deb, Mayet Ankh...Lesson#2
07-08-2000, 01:41 AM
sherville - I am printing everyone's work here at home, it allows me more time to review everyone's drawings. You say you have not had much experience drawing people, and especially faces??? I'm surprized..I think you handled this drawing very well. I see your construction lines through the heads..and the angles of both are good. You mention a dissatisfaction with the hand. Nice work on the thumb!..(I will go over drawing hands and fingers in the coming lessons)..but your hand is not bad..some tapering of the fingers in the original photo, where yours are a still a bit more rounded than they should be. Your facial relationships are good (placement of nose, eyes, and mouth). I can see quite a bit of attention to HOW the eyes were drawn, as well as the mouths. Your composition is actually pretty accurate, and I like how you've captured the expressiveness of the girl's eyes!! I would guess sherville, that because you have the determination to attempt this drawing FOUR times...you will certainly see some real progress as you continue. That kind of perseverance will pay off..you'll see.
07-08-2000, 01:48 AM
DEB!! Quite a difference wouldn't you say?
Nice work..(I bet it was easier to capture some of the shadow areas with pencil than pen!? Great work on your hand...and I see that you were very much aware of the darks in this drawing. (I have a feeling you like this one?). Also, nice work on the arm, below the shoulder..where those shadows appear..I think your ink drawing was very bold...and this one has more of a sense of the original photo...very nice Deb.
07-08-2000, 02:08 AM
Mayet Ankh - Very, very nice!! Your drawing has the quality of the photo. I can see you really spent some time on this..great work on the girl's hair, eyes, and her hand! Good evaluation of the lights and darks in the composition..makes the drawing interesting.
It looks like you used some good construction lines here..little things like that help a lot, and I make use of these kinds of lines also. Love the way you handled the girl's hair (I'm repeating myself..but I like your treatment of it)
07-08-2000, 09:08 AM
Thank you so much for taking the time to look over my picture. I imagine you must be quite busy these days with the lessons and all. I must admit, when I first saw the picture assigned for lesson two I almost dropped dead from fright because I had never really drawn a human face before, let alone two in one drawing! I found that I was obsessing over the man's face too much in the first 3 drawings I did so I decided to take a step back to lesson one and firstly draw his head as only and oval and then moved on to the rest of the picture and compled his face last. Amazingly this helped alot! I now wish though, that I had not shaded the woman's face so harshly (it looks like she has a 'goatie')
Also, I'm glad to hear there will be lessons on drawing the hand - I find myself drawing cartoon hands whenever I draw a person.
07-08-2000, 09:13 AM
I am glad you liked my drawing. Yes I did spend a bit of time on this one - there was a lot to consider in it. Your lessons are making me even more observent of shapes and shades and sharpening my awareness. Thank you very much.
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