Back to my favourite model. Me!
I may not be the best looking model in the world but at least I sit still.
This is another charcoal drawing, but it’s more obviously charcoal this time. Mainly I think because Icouldn’t be botheredto keep sharpening my charcoal. Downright laziness, but I was also enjoying chocking in the lines.
I’ve built this one up pretty much like a bargue drawing. First I drew in a central plumb-line. I do thatwith all my drawings, interestingly it’s one of the few things I do now which I’ve always done as longas I can remember. Then I marked in the top of my head, and measured down to the corner of my right eye. The verticalcenter line crossed theinside corner of my right eye (the eye on the left as you look at the drawing.) Once that was in I proceeded,like the Barguedrawings,from the general to the specific: main head shape first, then the position of the eyes and ears, the bottom of thenose and the central line of the mouth.
This was another six hour drawing. There was still a lot of correcting and adjusting, but I’ve a feeling a bitless than previously.
I’m finding it harder to tell if I’m getting a likeness or not. I wonder if it’s because of the line only drawing.Most likely it’s a sign that the likenesses are nowhere near. Still, Mr. Angry hasn’t come back which must be agood sign.
20th May 2006
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