Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cherrys

A page from the sketchbook. It turned out to be a surprisingly difficult composition. That is is a 9"x12" sketchbook page to give you an idea of the size.

Merry Christmas everyone.

16 comments:

kittens said...

Awww, I love this. Penny is such a doll.

Suzy said...

I keep asking myself, "how does he do it!?" Spare of lines, yet each one in the exact right place to form a hauntingly evocative and utterly beautiful portrait.

Anonymous said...

perfection!

Tom Giles said...

hey dave, have you ever tried NOT making everything you draw be so awesome?

Mark Robison said...

Beautiful.

Mimi Cortazar said...

Nice Work! Merry Christmas .

Joel Mandish said...

Beautiful drawing Dave! Really nice use of negative space.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, can you show the step how you draw the portrait. step by step how you take proportions.

Anonymous said...

when i use mechanical pencil for sketching, i find it almost as unforgiving as an ink pen.

what i mean, is that when you do put down a committing line, its virtually impossible to take it away or correct it, because of its thinness.

do you just not make any mistakes while drawing..?

erik

David Malan said...

Thanks for the comments.

Suzy, wow, that comment is very nice, thank you.

Tom, whats up? I tried but failed:)

Anonymous, I've been trying to think of a way to do this for a while. some day I will get one up.

Erik, it is a bit unforgiving. I work pretty lightly as I establish the structure and placement. Light enough that I can erase it away entirely, you can probably find some along the top of this drawings hair. Those lines are kind of searching, put a line down and see how it feels. A lot of them are obscured by the committed lines too. After that hope no mistakes but erasing is not the end of the world just needs to be blended in with more crosshatching.

Łukasz Mazur said...

So a few lines and so naturally. Really good job.

Toby K said...

Really beautiful drawing David! All the lines and hatching really brings a sense of life:)

Steve Molyneaux said...

dave. amazing work!

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Danny Allen said...

I like the way it fades off at the bottom.

Anonymous said...

This looks exactly like my daughter