More referenced drawings:

Taking a break, as I’ve found that sitting on the floor drawing, isn’t the best thing for my back!

I went over that piece which draws off of Durer’s with a 6B graphite stick.  It looks a lot better, now:

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After Durer (1506), using a 6B graphite stick this time for the darkest shadows.  This was also photographed in full sun, hence the bluish tint.

Because I did that exercise, I can see that if I wanted to do a comic in graphite, I should be able to set up my digital camera to take proofs.  For some reason — and it may be obsolete, as the copier/printer which had this issue is no longer in service — my scanner used to misread graphite pretty badly.  (Possibly from the reflectivity?)  This isn’t an issue, however, with the camera.  I would need to learn new Digital Photography skills then, though, and set up a photo booth.  At least now I know it’s possible.

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After Sargent (1875).

You can (I can) kind of tell that I used to be a person who drew in manga style before entering Fine Arts classes, here.  This is after John Singer Sargent.  Because it was a looser style, this one was relatively easy to do.  I screwed up another one of the busts I was referencing today, so I won’t show you that one (I used too dark of a pen for cross-hatching), but there are two other drawings:  one I did today, the other yesterday (and completely forgot about).  They are both from one preparatory drawing of Sargent’s.

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After Sargent, 1903-16.
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after Sargent, 1903-16.  The toes on the right should be a bit more spread out, but I didn’t notice until a late stage in the drawing.

I think I’ve got it in me to try an attempt at my last referenced image.  After that, it will all be life drawing from then on out.

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Haru ("Codey") is a second-year Master's student in Library and Information Science, hoping to find a way to fuse their desire to make the world a better place and to finance their art.

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