Monday, March 05, 2007

Figure drawing #2

A figure drawing I did. Sometimes I do large 18"x24" drawings from photos or drawings of great artists as a way to practice my linework. I find if I do one the night before a real life drawing I get much better results. It also helps to have more time, not being rushed between models breaks, etc. One problem I am still working on is my habit of high key drawing, I never get darks as dark as I would like, this drawing benefits from the contrast edit tool.
This is done from a reference I have from William Whitaker. A great artist. Check out an interesting and useful demo of his painting technique here.
Also, for some unbelievable examples of flawless figure drawings, see Adam Ford's figure drawing sight here. I highly recommend copying his work for great instruction.

15 comments:

Dillon Thompson said...

Dave you amaze me. I love the expression in the face. I need you to devulge all your secrets.

Gabri said...

Really beautiful!

Kevin Keele said...

I like that the background is kind of rough and uneven and she's so softly, evenly rendered. It makes her stand out for more reasons than the values. Nice classic composition as well.

Moderator said...

Totally agree with the others!!

I'm inspired now...Let's see if I can find a model...

Nelson Santos said...

Very well done is it sepia?

David Malan said...

It is Nupastel. I am not sure the exact colors name.

THanks for all the comments

Tim Bye said...

Great! The fabric is really well done

SILVER KNIGHT said...

beautiful drawing!

SILVER KNIGHT said...

beautiful drawing!

turcios curriculum said...

súperpencil!

Adrian Lubbers said...

Lovely as usual Dave. I'm the same. I remeber in life drawing class my teacher always telling me..."make the darks darker and the lights lighter", but I still have trouble with it.

Unknown said...

Beautiful drawing.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Beautiful!Мне нравится лёгкость тона.:o)

Ryan Wood said...

Tremendous drawing skills, amazing work, Dave.

Jason Newkirk said...

really great work. Love visiting to see what you are doing. Keep it up