Monday, April 02, 2007
revisiting process and skin?
In one of my last posts I said that I normally start a complex drawing by sketching a stationary object; however, there are times, like here, when I do the complete opposite.
I began this drawing with the woman directly in front of me, who, thankfully, was glued to her magazine and never noticed my existence. I started with this "non-stationary object" because I found her position interesting and didn't want to take a chance on her leaving. As luck would have it, I was able to get both the woman and the table in front of her sketched in before she moved. The scale of the table allowed me to accurately measure the rest of the surroundings.
Something I struggled with in this drawing and many others is delineating dark skin. You can see that I tried to do this with the couple in the middle by using parallel strokes...but it doesn't really work. I would really appreciate any ideas you may have on how to do this more successfully.