I tried a double mirror pose so that I would be facing the right direction in my self portrait. The disadvantage to that is that it is very hard to measure. I tried first with the conte crayon, but between fighting the crayon and getting disoriented in the double mirrors, it was just too frustrating. I pulled the page out of my book and then picked up my handy dandy mechanical and went to work getting it figured out. I was much happier with the results. I have places on my paper that is just not accepting graphite. I am not sure if it is my lead or the paper.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram