I set up the skull to draw on my toned paper sketchbook. And worked a bit, stopped, worked a bit, stopped - you get the idea. Over a couple of days, I was still struggling with this one. It wasn't right. Why? The skull on the table was turned, with the rear being farther away from me.
But I was trying to draw it as if it was straight on, even on both edges to my sightline. I know this is something we do when we first start to draw and I see it a lot in portraits where the head it turned but the person has drawn or painted it as if it was facing straight on. Why do we do this? Anyway, back to the drawing board (or sketchbook) and decided if I was going to draw it straight on, I might as well place it that way. So moved it a bit on the table and began again.
This time, there are other issues. Like the size of the skull on the paper - too small! I do tend to make things much smaller than my paper space allows.
So...one more time with feeling and I hope the third time is the charm :)
And this is just another reason why I need those video lessons I'm doing. I have graduated from squares and rectangles and am not on shapes - just the outer shapes - of peaches, cucumbers, watermelons, apple cores, etc.
How is your art work coming along this week? Good, bad, indifferent?
I sat the show for the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society exhibit at The Barn yesterday from 1 pm to 4 pm. I was glad I took my mother and invited my sister and cousin over. Other than family (7 of us!), only 3 ladies stopped in to see the show. I knew it would be slow, due to Father's Day, so wasn't surprised. But today, for some reason, I am sooo tired! Maybe because I ate horrible stuff and had a horrible routine of eating yesterday = 1 piece of raisin toast for breakfast before I left to pick up my mother; then nothing else except a small cup of coffee until 4:30 pm and then I stopped and ate at Wendy's, having a single and a frosty!!! Shot all the calories for the day on that - no wonder people gain weight when they eat out all the time. So I'm blaming my horrible diet yesterday with how draggy I feel today.