Monday, January 3, 2011

Head study -- 23 of 50

Charcoal on newsprint.


Scott said...

Tons of great stuff lately! I particularly like this one for some reason. It's an interesting & challenging angle that you've captured really well.

Bruce Hedges said...

Thanks, Scott. I've hit a stage where it's getting a little easier. The challenging angles, twists and turns are more interesting than "front and center", but it's easier to make mistakes with construction, symmetry, and perspective when drawing them. I think I would advise a student (that's all of us) to get a lot of mileage under his belt with easier views first, before doing the harder views. But sooner or later you've got to tackle the harder ones.

One thing I've been doing lately is drawing smaller; around 4 inches instead of 7 or 8. There's still enough room to get in there with a pencil and render the form... not quite as refined, but it's a little faster. Seems to work for me.