I referenced “Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th century,” for this drawing. It’s a great book to own for artists. You can look to it for patterns, stitching, how certain materials are affected by light, and folds and they way they interact with gravity and the forms underneath. This piece was done with graphite and micron on smooth marker paper.
A Kind of King
When I looked at the 3 stages together, I realized I liked it better at stage 2 😦 It just has more of a sketchy feel to it. I will definitely keep this in mind with the next one. So that means I will leave out the white gouache and ink, which I use to push the full value range. And I figure I can always just put in all those nice details in if I decide to do a bigger drawing or painting since I will be able to get more of a finished feel… it’s decided.
A Ssslithery Princess
Finally, a female…
I came into this one without any thumbnails done; and it shows. All I had to go off of was the pose. Everything else I left up to chance. I challenged myself this time with some snake skin texture, a hand, and a female. It’s getting a lot easier to get the lighting right. The hardest part was the snake. I had to reference the scale pattern and after that, just decided which parts of the snake were closest to the viewer and indicated scales and let the mind fill in the rest.
I have about 20 pages to go on this sketchbook so that’s about 12 more busts. After that, I will start a new series. Subject unknown.