I’m doing that stay-up-all-night-to-practice-drawing thing again.

January 8, 2012 at 2:21 AM Leave a comment

Well, it’s 2am but I don’t care because I am working on a project that I am really excited about! I am practicing more portrait drawings (digital media), grayscale value studies, anatomy of the face, etc. etc. etc. This stuff is so hard, and it is taking me ages, but I am really starting to get it I think. The more I do these, the better I grasp it. I’ve spent about 3 hours working on this so far:

Those are two screenshots of the steps I’ve done so far. Oh geez, this is gonna take a while. If only I could get into traditional portraits like this… and have such “layering/erasing” capabilities. 😛

This is the original reference photo:

Goodness, Dia Frampton is so amazing. I saw this beautiful picture and I just had to use it. I can’t help it, she inspires me. Well, that and I’ve been listening to Meg&Dia CDs every day since Christmas. 😉 More amusing still is that I am doing this for fun, and it isn’t for class. My classes are in traditional media… I don’t even know if this would count or not, but I don’t need it to.

Happy Adventures,
Heather

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