ReNae - Welcome back!
ReNae - You must be very happy with this drawing! I like the way you handled the girl VERY!! much, and I can see that you really remained on track as far as the main point of Lesson #2. I'm not sure how everyone else proceeded, but after I lightly determined where the heads would be (with the help of the angle lines, some very lightly drawn "shape" construction lines (Lesson#1)...AND with some vertical and horizontal "plumb"
lines..to help with placement relationships..I just lightly began to draw in the shadow shapes as they related to the position of the eyes, noses, and mouths in both figures. I am curious if you also followed this sequence? I'm sure whatever approach worked for you was fine, as you've done a VERY nice drawing..another nice example of how comfortable you are with drawing. I want to emphasize how well EVERYONE has done on this second lesson..I would think that some (who perhaps felt they "have not drawn PEOPLE!"), can now begin to believe otherwise. We'll continue. I think there are all kinds of avenues to explore when working with the human figure.
ReNae, thank you for posting...very nice work.
I would agree with you observation about the mouth..a little large..but I think mine was also. I think you came very close with values and placement in nearly all the other areas. I like the shadows you achieved below the girl's shoulder, and you have a very nice sense of the curvature of the flesh along the inside of the male figure's arm..also some good forms indicated down along his rib cage area. I also see some attention being given to the shadows along the sides of the cheeks of both figures. The angle of the male's head is VERY close, your drawing seems just a slight bit more frontal than in the original photo..(?). (I believe the male head in my drawing is too small in comparison with the girl's head), and your female head is closer to the original photo that mine is). Good eye...ReNae!!!
[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited July 11, 2000).]