Hey everyone. I think some of you may know me from the self-portrait thread, well, I've been on a hiatus, just started studying at Pantura studios in mid-august and have had a lot of stuff taking up my limited time. I just wanted to pop in and say hi and show what I've been working on these last 4 weeks or so. This is my first out of three Barque drawings I have to do. It's to about 99% completion. It's not perfect by any means. It was an incredibly time consuming exercise, I made a few mistakes on it that I hope not to repeat on my next two. I finished this drawing over the course of about 4 weeks. This was done using an H pencil.
This is the end of the first stage. Just trying to establish a solid silhouette to the drawing before I moved inside. We weren't allowed to touch the inside until the outside of yours looked like the outside of the original.
Trying now clearly define the shadow shapes. Right now they are just being roughed in in this picture. Unfortunately I had no camera for the subsequent stages after this where I had to refine those shapes. I'll try to get those on the next one.
Shadow shapes in, first tone down, started a little modelling on the inside. At this stage it's just an overall tweaking. I had to constantly measure and fix shapes while modelling. Next time I'm going to try to fix the shapes a little more before moving this far, it was rought.
About 99% done here. Some shapes in the bottom portion need tweaking as well as in the shoulder area. Overall the impression is there, it's not 100% perfect, but I learned quite a bit on this one. Hopefully I can do much better on this next one.
Sorry about the poor pictures. Lighting was overkill in the first two for just the lines and then the light washed out everything on the last two. If you want details, let me know.