Re: Johnnie's Grandchild-Watercolour WIP
Lol! I have tried the odd time to give a Mentor pint and couldn't either. Now I know why. I guess it was in a Forum I did not participate in a lot. I haven't really, I confess, looked closely into that Mentor program on here. But, thank you for the thought and kind words!
I did want to mention one point that I had meant to but forgot, about drawing. Often, you'll see an instance where somethign is covered by somethign and the instinct is to draw that thing broken up, inbetween the thing that covers it. A good example is a shoulder under hair pieces. In a case like that, I'll do a rough gesture of the shoulder as it would be seen, without or before the hair covered it. Taht way, I don't feel I ma just estimating the little broken up pieces of it that poke through the hair pieces. I want a properly drawn and formed shoulder so that the pieces of it that do show through are accurate and proportioned. So, I will indicate the hair, then I'll sketch the whole shoulder. Then, I'll darken the lines that aill define the parts seen, and erase any overlapping or lines or shapes that won't be seen, once I am happy with the shape.
I often know, through all my past drawing and observation, what shapes of things should be so it helps to keep a proportioned drawing if I draw that whole shape loosely, before trying to draw things that fall over it or cover parts of it then draw in in separate pieces, the parts that are visible. I draw these hidden parts loose and light though so I am not erasing dark marks afterwards. The case of the whole eyeball shape being drawn, in my above post, is another example of this method I tend to use.
Hope that makes sense.