This was a portrait that I never really seemed to get into the groove with. I missed some sessions because I was traveling for work. And the there were holidays. I usually start with drawings, but since my schedule was I erratic, I did some drawings, a few quick water colors and a sketch portrait sculpture.
Some of the sketches turned out well though. When I starting a sculpture, I will draw the model from multiple angles. Not only I do I get more practice at ‘seeing’ the model, but I can also get a better sense of form. Once I create a sculpture, I will often go back to these original drawings for reference. In the drawing below I also did an anatomy drawing to better interpret what ‘all those bumps and shadows’ were.
All of these sketches are intended to help me understand what I am looking at. As such they are focused on planes and form, rather than line or tone.
In these drawing and painting sketches you can see what the entire pose was. As I mentioned previously, I didn’t have time to put together the whole figure, so a portrait sketch is where I wrapped it up.