Part of a larger piece completed over the weekend. This is Jess. Jess's crooked smile makes everyone who sees her fall immediately in love with her. Including her bestie, Buddy. Coming soon. Oh this beauty will be in the next season's cushion cover range!
I have been studying Michael Hampton recently, a book that focuses on figure drawing, but it has already helped with my volumes and perspective as I try to focus on the bigger shapes and not get distracted by detail which can break up the form too much
For a long time I have taken the approach that if you ignore what you are drawing, the shapes will come more naturally, which is true, but it can only be beneficial to know *what* you are drawing. Gaining an intuition of the size and shape of the object really helps with the angle of each line I make, and leads to more accurate placement of values; and once the values are good, you can start to have fun with the colour 🌈