Project 2 Proportion – Exercise 2 A longer study
I especially enjoyed this longer pose of my wife watching TV…
Once again I have a achieved a good sense of space and used a wide range of tones to depict form. The drawing is in fact a good likeness and I had to use foreshortening in her left arm and legs. Darkening the background allowed me to model the outline of the face which was in the light – without resorting to line.
The surface was easy to work but I had trouble in smudging the willow charcoal which insisted in maintaining a flat even tone – I had to use compressed charcoal to increase the depth of the darker tones.
In answering the questions in the exercise:
I have captured the pose well and used an interesting perspective – standing over the model with light from the RHS.
The weight and presence I feel were ok and using details of the sofa placed the model well. The weight of fabric was good and reflected the fall/behaviour of this tea-shirt type material around the figure.
The arms were a little clumsy and lacked clear outlines. I will work on this further during this part of the course. I need to pay more attention to the structure of the body – the bones – skeletal landmarks etc,