Wednesday, July 27, 2011

sketchbook #47

9 comments:

Logan Pearsall said...

Your crosshatching work it so precise.
If you don't mind me asking, how do you approach a piece like this? Do you block in the proportions and then just keeping adding value to areas until it's finished? Or is it more sketchy at first, and then you trace over it or just erase stray lines...?

Seth Hippen said...

Beautiful.

Aaron Ludwig said...

Inspiring! How much time do you spend on something like this?

chris brothers said...

I really like the hair and the shading under the jaw. Beautiful as always.

David Malan said...

Thanks guys,
Logan, both. Mostly I work out the general shape and proportions and the build up the shading but a lot of the early work is pretty lightly handled then I can strengthen the line if its correct of erase if its off. Its not really sketchy early though, more like structural with blocked in shapes that get more specific.

David Malan said...

Aaron, I think 2 hours is a good guess.

Fitzzz said...

Great line work David,
Beautiful piece!

Kathy Curis said...

Great sketch! I love line work.

Lars Käker said...

Beautiful!

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