February 5, 2022 at 9:34 am #2139391February 5, 2022 at 9:38 am #2139404
I’m getting a much better sense of when a piece is finished or not – I can see looking back that I stopped short of “the end” quite a lot in some of my other stuff – to be fair a lot of the ones on here had to finish because of the nature of the challenge – but some of them that I was happy with at the time, I can now see had so much further to go… I love the fact that drawing really slows you down… a great antidote to the rest of life…February 6, 2022 at 10:28 am #2144518February 7, 2022 at 12:27 pm #2146391
Da 95 – more skull quick sketches, some from reference and some from imagination. I tried some in charcoal, but scurried back into graphite after a while – I really struggle to find a charcoal pencil that I like – I find the way the marks go down really challenging – very scratchy – I like the smoothness of graphite… Other than that I was quite pleased with how these came out, but I can’t help feeling that they look more like stormtrooper helmets rather than skulls…February 8, 2022 at 11:52 am #2151719February 9, 2022 at 12:34 pm #2155952
Day 97 – main muscles of the face – completed. I really wish that I had not started this on on newsprint paper because I struggled to get the finish I wanted – I must also admit that this is a study of Iliya’s interpretation of the cadaver head because I found the original too small on the video to see properly while I was watching the demonstration. I plan to have another go at this on better paper and without the demo now I have a better understanding of the key bits I’m supposed to be studying here – its such a detailed image its hard to pick things out at first…February 10, 2022 at 1:58 pm #2157636February 11, 2022 at 10:26 am #2158985February 12, 2022 at 3:32 am #2159998February 12, 2022 at 10:24 am #2160224JackParticipant
Congratulations Jo! A lot of work and effort, well done.February 13, 2022 at 12:38 pm #2164901
Yay, thanks Jac – you are right it was a lot of work and effort, but you know all about that… I do however think it was a really worthwhile exercise – I know there were days when I was really under time pressures to get something worth posting and I got very frustrated when everything I was drawing was awful, but then I went through phases when it all seemed to click and I really felt like I was progressing. Looking back over the 100 days I think my standards have really gone up and I definitely discovered Iliya’s courses at the right time to keep me interested and engaged.
I’m a little sad that it didn’t end on a big high with some fabulous masterpiece going up on day 100, but other life events conspired against me… there are definite highlights though as I look through my 100 days portfolio and you really start to see what a huge volume of work you manage to get through when you are working to such a deadline – thank you NMA for this challenge and thanks to Jac for coming along for the ride… I’ll see you on the next one. Jo xMarch 10, 2022 at 12:28 pm #2228556Kevin DoblerParticipantNo badges. No points.
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