Friday, April 24, 2009

Diana

Well this was really a good exercise. It was a challenge and required me to go back to the basics of drawing. The photo of this statue was posted on the Different Strokes blog.

The camera vantage point is below Diana so she is up on a pedestal in more ways than one. I drew up a grid to try to keep our girl in proportion. Little discovery - her right breast and right knee cap are not nearly as far apart as you would think! Looking at this I see her right leg and knee are a bit wonky.
I used conte crayons and created a big mess (note to self: if you sketch sitting up in bed just use pencil) but it was fun - and more importantly, a valuable exercise.

4 comments:

Dewberry Fine Art said...

This was a good challenge and you did a wonderful job.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Thanks Dori - it was a really good challenge...thanks for your kind words. ;-)

dominique eichi said...

Keep it up. This exercise was not easy ! well done

DEB said...

Exercise...I loathe the word! If heartbeats were meant to reach 170, God would have allowed us to breathe better during the experience, don't you think? That's my personal issue though...Your drawing is fun, free and appealing. I like it. You should exercise more often!