Thanks all for posting your work, I find it very inspiring. Here are my drawings for the previous two weeks. The most recent one I had to do on the fly, away from home, so I’ve got lots of excuses but basically I was having a problem with the back tilt of her head. Probably now that I’m home I should give it another go, just to satisfy myself that I can solve the problem!
@b, I’ve been having the opposite problem with my Derwent medium pencils, which are the easiest ones for me to get. Their two settings are very light and medium light, and when I try to go darker with the side of the pencil I always break it. I did just find a Wolffs carbon 4B and have been *loving* using it on this week’s drawing; it’s so easy to sweep in some dark strokes like I see Erik doing! But, a little harder to get the halftones subtle so next time I’ll try a combination.
Week 7. Still struggling with height and width ratio… nose way too long again. Btw, anybody have suggestions on best way to photograph your drawing? This week, I tried to do auto levels in photoshop, trying to get darker values to look clearer, but I feel like it came out weird…
@ehsiehweb and @dominik_litwiniak, I was also quite unsatisfied with how well my photos were representing my drawings, and chose the opposite solution: making sure I had finished my week’s homework in enough time to be able to photograph it outside, in full natural light instead of inside, which was always by flash. But the idea was actually the same: to get the best possible lighting for the photo. And then also, using my better camera and a tripod. I think it’s worth the extra effort, to make the best possible use of the critiques.
Here is my drawing for this week.
Another point I wanted to mention about photographing the drawings: I always try to make sure I’ve got the camera square-on to the work, so as not to introduce skew. (No point getting critiqued on errors that are in the photo as well as those actually in the drawing!)