Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Head study - 7/20/10

Charcoal on newsprint. From a photo.

This is the same model (photo) as yesterday's post; but larger, slower, and taken farther. Now I'm embarrassed when I look at the one I did yesterday. Neither drawing is a good likeness of the subject, but today's study is fair. Her face (now that it's finished) is a little too wide. Yesterday's is a little too narrow. You can take a drawing to a high level of finish and have a good-looking drawing, even without an accurate likeness. That's OK for practice, but not if you're working for a client. So my goal is to get to the next level and achieve an accurate likeness every time.