Forwards then Backwards, that’s how this week has been with my drawing. How has your week been?
This week I have drawn mostly faces trying out different angles and tilts of the head which has mostly gone ok although perspective gets me a little confused sometimes. I have also been practicing with the line weight too on some of them.
I then decided I would practice the fashion figure again and putting the head on there with the knowledge I have learned. Well, that did not go quite to plan!
I had a reference picture next to me for the pose but when I started with the head I instinctively wen to draw an oval first rather than a circle to add divisions for the planes like the Loomis method. When I rubbed it out to start over with the circle it did not work at all. I came to the conclusion it was down to the scale, it was a lot smaller than what I had been doing.
Forwards Then Backwards
‘Great’ I said to myself ‘forwards then backwards’ the figure part was not going well at all.
I felt like I had gone back to square one again however, I did try to draw it without the guide lines which probably did not help. So I got my reference photo and did the proper guidelines and tried again which helped a lot and I got a better result. I think I rushed ahead thinking I could just do it without any guides or references. Truth is it takes a LOT of time and practice before you get to that point, at least for me anyway.
I am not discouraged and I think this journey will have a lot of forwards then backwards moments in it but that’s ok as I will always keep moving myself forwards.
As always my sketches for the week are on my instagram account @zoebadgerart
Until next week Happy Sketching.