Friday, November 21, 2008

Solitude Update


I've done a little more work on the face, but here's where I slow down considerably. Drawing the trees was so much fun, but now I get to work on a face, which is my favorite, and I don't mind taking my time. Here you can see the scale, as I've placed my hand directly onto the paper.
I'm working from a very washed out photograph, and I need to add a lot of color and shadowing to make it look more real. Next week I'll post the reference along with the drawing in progress, so you can see the changes that I've made.

7 comments:

Liz P said...

Really nice, Holly! It looks to me as if you are turning towards a sound in the woods... maybe one of those spooky sounds that bare branches make when the wind plays them against each other.

Debbi said...

It's very interesting and helpful to see the scale of your hand next to your drawn face. Looking forward to seeing how the two aspects (the woods and the portrait) integrate.

Nicole Caulfield said...

this is fascinating - partially because I can NEVER do the background first, lol, I have to put bits in while working on the face to see how it feels together, but I just can't do the background first and the head later!

Its looking fantastic and I love that you are looking out the side of the frame with less room.

hbedrosian said...

Nicole,

I don't always work this way. For this piece, I wanted the trees to seem a bit dark and overpowering, so I dove into them first. Also, it was so refreshing to just draw without looking at anything, and by the time I was done, I was ready to study something more closely like a face.
Oh, but I'm not looking out of the side with less room... I just haven't taken a large enough photo yet! I will this week. Thanks for looking and commenting!

Deborah Ross said...

This is looking great, Holly. It looks as if she thinks there is someone following her, kind of alarming.

Kathy said...

Love the idea of incorporating "real" from reference photos of an actual subject with "real" images from imagination. Can't wait to see what the finished feeling will be!

hbedrosian said...

Thanks, Kathy! I'm curious to see how it turns out too... could be a complete disaster!