Finally, I feel good about this drawing it was worth sticking with it until I understood the forms and how to get what I wanted. It helped to layout quickly and proceed with sensitivity. I can always go darker but I can only go lighter with an eraser and that I forbid in this drawing. I wanted to challenge myself to put down marks and live with them. Fresh eyes.....fresh fingers....a good nights' rest with lots of thinking and consideration.
OK....this was messy...I am not proud of how I got here....having said that I learned a lot (don't go too dark too fast)....slow down (be thoughtful before putting pencil to paper)....stop put it down and walk away and come back with fresh eyes. I wanted to work with transparency in this drawing to see if I could do this with hatching. yes....I believe it can be done....but I would like to see myself get here less messily......
This shoe was much more difficult to draw than any that I have drawn so far. I think that I will attempt this again. It is a challenge to not go too dark too fast. The shoe is well worn and therefore sits a bit askew. Anyway, this is another of my most favorite shoes that I hope I never have to get rid of. Interesting that hatching becomes a bit easier over time and because of past experience you kind of have an idea of the direction of the hatching. It is 99 % past experience I am convinced.
This was challenging and fun. I could have laid out the drawing a little better to emphasize the 3 dimensionality of the floral. I wasn't getting what I wanted until I began to assign value to each flower. At that point there was a popping that took place.
The bottom drawing is my daily drawing for yesterday...I am a day behind. The middle two are the 2 value studies...I am going to set up a better still life and revisit this exercise. The top sketch is the layout for the 4 value painting that I will be working on today.