Sunday, October 30, 2011
Life Drawing - Self Portrait #2
Life drawing is very humbling! But I think I am making good progress already, ahem, especially compared to the 1st one ;) The proportions are definitely closer so hopefully I am training my eyes to judge better. I did try again to use a knitting needle for measuring but I am just so shaky and my eyes kept bugging out trying to distinguish the real needle from the reflection so I just did the width and length of the head roughly and went from there.
I am definitely spending way more time on the shading and building form because it is just so much fun! But I will keep trying to focus more on the blocking in as that is the area I struggle with the most.
But I must admit, drawing from life is so much more fun when I can see the details. I really struggle in the life drawing with a model as I can not see very far. So I am searching for a good set of compact binoculars for close range viewing. I am really excited to try them out on Tuesday, assuming I can find something I can afford!