This time there was a young lady posing for us. We didn’t have a full class, but enough to have a good atmosphere. At least, there was trouble positioning the easels around the model on a stage.
1. After I tried to draw the position of the slits of the eyes, nose holes and mouth on a scrap piece of paper, I knew how to draw the model. The rest was just a matter of getting the details right.
2. I added the hair, indentation of the throat between the collar boans, and started the shading. However, I had not yet noticed that the head wasn’t deep enough.
3. I added most of the shading, but there was something not right about this head. So I asked the instructor.
4. The instructor pointed out that the upper hair line was deeper. To me that meant agreeing that the head was drawn too shallow (not deep enough).
I also had noticed the earrings, which are quite large, so not noticing them was a big oversight. Luckily, it was easy to put them in at this stage.
5. I had a real struggle getting her hair right, but since the instructor wasn’t commenting on in, I guess the structure was more or less sound.
6. I think this was as far as I could go with my current skills. I’m pleased with the result, and I believe the model liked the omission of her lazy eye. Well, I just wanted to make her look beautiful, which she appreciated.