I'm still slowly working through Bert Dodson, and have got to the chapter on perspective, which is great. But every once in a while it's nice to break loose and draw something totally off-curriculum
. So here's a pencil version of Andre Kertesz's famous photo "Morning prayer before Gologory."
Part of me is happy with this - especially getting some dark tones, which I normally fail to do, but I really dislike my "handwriting" as Dodson puts it. I can't help but think I still shade like I did when I was eight. I'd like to get into more cross-hatching and nicer lines, rather than something that looks like it's been done with a blunt pencil. But maybe that's for the future once I've finished Dodson. If anyone can recommend a good resource for improving that side of things it would be greatly appreciated.