pencil followed by white and black crayon on red paper.
25 minutes of which most was spent trying to get the lower leg and feet right. This is always my problem area (that and faces…and hands…) I let them tail off into nothing – this time I measured and measured and think they are in proportion. The next struggle will be to get them looking three-dimensional.
pencil then red and white crayon on grey paper
25 minutes again. I wasn’t thinking about time and I’ve run out – really evident under the thighs – I wish I had fixed the shadows here so she doesn’t look like she is hovering. I also avoided the right hand.
pencil then white pastel and black on grey paper
25 minutes and I ran out of time – the head and upper body are far from done – and I think the head needs to be a tad bigger. I also think the white pastel is a bit of a mistake. This looks like a woman turned to stone – though perhaps I can take some out now if the fixative wasn’t too strong. I’ve been too heavy handed with it especially on the hip and thigh which doesn’t help with the perspective.
The first ten minutes sketch, though the model continued to stand pretty much in place so I got more time to try and fix those lower legs and feet. I think I am beginning to see what needs to happen with the feet:
- get them sized correctly – surprisingly long
- get the angles that join the calf to foot down correctly – there is a certain width at this point and a couple of angles.
- think of the bones that make them up
- consider adding toes