January 17th, 2008

Leaf

1/17/08 - My niece at 17 months

I drew this from a photo. I don't think it would be possible for her to stay still long enough for a portrait. Unless she was sleeping.



I continually have to focus on proportion and relationships as I draw. I was so focused on getting the eyes right that I didn't realize until too late that the right eye should be lower than the left eye. But it came out okay for a first try at a portrait (other than my scary self-portrait).
Leaf

1/17/08 - My left hand in watercolor

Just messing around with color and contrast and definition via color. I prefer messing around to following instruction books.



I'll eventually get back around to the instruction books because I know they provide tools and techniques so that messing around become more effective.