I finally finished. I think…well, maybe a bit more on the light background. It is hard to know when to quit, especially fading off the chest and downward.
I loved this class, this project. I got a lot out of it, including valuable reminders about preliminary steps and angles and proportions. I used the Strathmore smooth bristol paper. Good thing, ’cause I did a lot of erasing. “Draw more lightly, slow down the process, don’t worry about those delicious details…they’ll still be waiting for you when you’re ready for that stage,” I keep telling myself. Old habits die hard. Decades old.
Your thoughts on line work, and how you’ve been including it more in your drawings, really resonated with me. I can do smooth pencil shading, no problem. But having re-visited some favorite Old Masters, especially Raphael and Rembrandt, I would like to incorporate more lineword in my drawings. So I’ve been practicing in my sketchbook, and also on a larger scale. I love a challenge!
Thanks for another gem of a class!