As much as I want to, my better judgment warns me against putting out the two self-portraits I did (head and shoulders, basically), on this blog.
Today was a productive day. I completed six drawings, not including the blind-contour of my hand (which is a scrawl — I’m not posting it because it’s really not worth it), and the piece after Jean-Francoise Millet, which I’d started before. I took photos — mostly trial photos, at this point, because they all had to be done in non-optimal lighting.
It’s also hard to tell which drawings will come out well once photographed, until that work has been done and I can see things in Photoshop. I was using my graphite sticks up to 9B today, but I can’t remember in which drawings (except the one after Millet) — so I need the photographs to show me where things look faint.
Good thing, though! I’m starting to actually wear down my graphite sticks! It might also be good, though, when I’m using those, to keep some sharpened B pencils handy to work in sharp details. It wastes a lot of graphite to sharpen down a Cretacolor Monolith.
I also did find out that tinkering with Levels will remove colors projected onto my photos by my camera…and apparently, Levels can also tell how many different grades of pencil I used. 😀 (It’s in the histogram.)
Okay, well, on to the photos:
I actually had more fun with this than it would seem. I’m actually kind of amazed that the two foot images came out so well…yes, it does kind of make me want to do graphic novels again! yes! it does! but: in time. I might actually want to concentrate on drawing them out more than writing them, though…strange turn of events.