Monday, September 17, 2007
Imagination sketches - Noodler's red/black ink.
I started this sketch with the study titled #1 and immediately spotted the mistake I keep making with the eyes being too large and the forehead too short, so I focused on correcting that by creating more sketches from imagination, this way I didn't have to be concerned with a likeness of anyone in particular and could concentrate on the exercise at hand.
I found it most useful.
The Figure Drawing Lab has some good basic tips on proportion.
The red/black Noodler's ink I purchased recently is not waterproof, I didn't realise this when I ordered it I thought all Noodler's ink was waterproof. However, I love the effect it has when running a water brush over it for instant tone and values, so all is not lost!