What The...?; graphite, 6" x 8" TMDD Series
This was a challenging morning. I came away thinking, if I ever got serious with this subject, I'd have to blow up body parts and take a closer look--particularly at those hands. She had large hands, strong hands, man hands. They made me curious as to where she came from and what she did. As I drew her, I also kept thinking about how many times Van Gogh copied Millet's Diggers before he was satisfied. A few klunkers are in the books--and I image a more than a few went into the trash. I was probably thinking this pose needs another pass?
Sketching is for finding out, mostly through error and erasures, strategic points and measurements that make a subject, that subject. When the subject gets to the canvas, draw-in goes fast. All the points are known.
|If you look closely, you can see my analytical measurement lines on this drawing.|