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Day 43

I've been thinking about doing this one for about a week or so. Honestly, been kind of scared of it. I didn't have a very good copy of the photo and like the condensed breath of the wolf before this explosion of chalk had me wondering how I would draw it. Nonetheless, I am digging the fine lines and detail I was able to extract from this. I was surprisingly less meticulous about finding every detail and just worked with what I could see. If you take a look at the hands, for instance, they are done with the utmost respect to minimalism. I learned so much from this sketch that by the time I got around to the chalk bits, I didn't worry too much about it. Just worked with what I could see, what looked good, and what made sense. This drawing might be a record breaker, not that I'm keeping stats, with a draw time of about 1 hour. My only complaint is I should have spent more time darkening the background so as to make the image pop a little more. You may be wondering, "Well, why don't you just fix these "complaints" of yours before you post?" Perfection is not the point of this blog.

Comments

Vanessa Heilman said…
This is beautiful. There's so much character and texture. LOVE.