Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Woman In Black And Orange; Woman Looking Down; Profile In Blue And Orange
Drawn yesterday, from life.
On colored pastel paper.
Woman in Black and Orange is very short poses, minute-long gestures, plus a longer drawing on top.
Then there was a break, and a few of us started talking about realism in drawing.
I think, if your goal is realism and you're drawing from life, you need to measure both length and width. Do so, and your drawings will be much more realistic.
After all that, you probably think that I measured for the last two drawings. I didn't, but just thinking about realism made me more careful with the lines and proportions and negative space.