Pencil drawing on location – lesson 4
In lesson IV we was back to drawing and that made me pretty happy, because I stiil need to loosen up my drawing motions.
Our task was to choose a subject, this time it had to be some head/face.
I suspected that everyone is going to draw some front view, so I switched to the profile view. I’ve spotted this Athena statue and really liked it. It is pretty complex, so instead of trying to draw a typical face I decided to focus more on that complexity.
The life drawing took me about 3 hours, then at home I finished it from my reference photo in about 2 hours. The first image below shows the final result drawing. Next you can see how it looked right after the lesson.
The size is about 30×40 cm (A3), I used pencil 3H, 2B, 4B and 8B plus the graphite bar 4B.
This time I wanted to focus on getting the right shape and proportions without some excessive measurements and I needed only this one try.
It could look great framed but I need to buy a bigger flat to hang it on a wall, because I am not going to give out or sell the original drawing.
I hope you like it too……….