I’m still having problems making the pics appear on the page rather than as a link so please excuse this.
I’ve been a busy bee tonight!
I did a face from memory, suffice to say it looks nothing like the guy I had in mind.
I was in a meeting today and my eye caught his and I thought 'He’s got a skinny distinctive face, he’ll be easy ’
Take my word for it; it looks nothing like him.
I also did the 2 upside drawings (while watching MST3k so they’re a little weak compared to what I could have achieved I reckon)
His face is too long and his right arm is a little ‘fat’ but overall I’m pretty pleased, the perspective on the leg looks nice. I must admit touching him up (oo-er!) after I’d compared it to the oroginal at the end of the exercise but nothing too major.
Again slightly touched up and his right arm this time is too small. I could have made it bigger and it would have looked nicer but I thought I’d do only minor touches to keep to the rules
I’ve got some other sketches and things I’ve done recently; would it be appropriate to post them in this thread? If not where else can I put them for people to look at ? I don’t want people to think they’re WiP’s, they’re simply things I’ve been doing to improve.
Oh I almost forgot, the vase-face exercise;
I talked all the way through this one as suggested in the book, boy what a difference it made. I can definitely feel my left side chattering away and it can be quite struggle to quiet it down. When doing the upside_down sketch of the guy it felt as though one part of my brain knew a certain line was being drawn wrong but the other was like a dog jumping up saying ‘yeah that’ll do now pay attention to me!!!’. I knew the line wasn’t complete but wanted to stop it there and then.
I can certainly feel the conflict between the 2 sides and it can take a lot of effort to quiet down the left one (although once or twice when I’ve got so frustrated and given up and the doodles and sketches I carry no doing start coming out right)…I guess the lesson here is ‘Patience!’ lol.