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Libyan Sybil, second attempt

12 Mar

It seems there is some system in this paining by Michelangelo. It is the little chest the Sybel has her foot on. You can clearly see what I mean when you spot the vertical line with markers. Those markers are as far apart as the chest is high (30 mm to be exact).

Even so, I needed 2.5 hours to create this sketch, and it isn’t even completed. It is drawn with HB pencil on 120 g/m2 A4 drawing paper (210 x 297 mm).

Libyan Sybil, second attempt

To be honest, it is a bit above my current skill level. I guess it was a good exercise to improve my drawing skills, which has improved considerable over the last few days.

That is all.

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Baby boy

12 Mar

I found this photo of a toddler boy in one of the free ad papers you get in your mailbox (snail mail).

I needed around 60 minutes to complete this sketch.

Baby Boy

I think this drawing is quite good for someone who still calls himself a beginner.

That is all.

Cheyenne Nauta

12 Mar

I drew this rough sketch of Irish folk dancer Cheyenne Nauta. I saw here picture in a local Dutch magazine, but you can more about her online, on Diddlyi.

Cheyenne Nauta

I drew my rough sketch of Cheyenne Nauta by pure estimation in 60 minutes. To check how good my feeling of proportions was, I used the original scan, made it 50 % transparent and lay it on top of the rough sketch.

How good was my sketch?

Apart from the angle of the legs (and hence how the the skirt was drawn), and some other things, the rough was really spot on. I guess I need 100 hours of sketching before I’ll get the whole rough sketch so that both proportions and perspective are correct. At four hours per day, that should take me a month or so.

That is all.