Hope you enjoy my latest drawing:
Aishwarya and I go a long time back ……ha .. ha…. I used to love looking at her, she´s so perfectly beautiful, it used to fill me with something…….inspiration… energy… I don´t know, at that time I wasn´t painting so I didn´t know what to do with it/about it, now I know…. duh……….pick up the brushes! I feel she has never looked more beautiful than in her red saree in the Tirupathi photos:
Draw a vertical line, and then a line about 30° anti-clockwise to that, for the figure leans a bit in the backward direction. A line diagonal to this for the line of the legs. I then drew a basic skeletal structure on top of these lines. Draw the head, mark the bust line which will be one head-length below the chin, another head-length below that will be the navel region. The hip to the knee will be two heads and knee to the foot another two heads. Draw the hands, the dress, I removed some layers and frills..ya…..so´s besser….like a Manga character´s dress. Draw some locks in the hair and some deep shadows in between them. Deeper shadows on the left hand side of the face and dress. Finish up with finer details.
For the creases in the shirt, I put the darkest shadows first, then smudged the whole area with a cotton bud to get a middle tone. Darkened the shadows again, put in a few more mid tones and then lifted out highlights above the dark creases with a sharp eraser.
Hi everyone. I had been learning about Indian art these past few weeks. I found a book on sculptures and that got me hooked and I couldn´t stop and I went on to read other books on the subject….Temple architecture and sculpture had always been very fascinating for me. I promise to write something about it soon. Meanwhile here´s a drawing I made yesterday. Yeah…. figure drawing is on the top of my Things to Learn list… ha …..
Like for any other subject, its important to establish the proportions first. Do this before you start anything else. The average human figure usually has eight heads. That is, you can fit the length of the head 8 times in the figure in the standing position. Super human figures are generally drawn with 9 heads. This figure has close to 4 heads from head to hip in this sitting position. Once you have marked the positions from head to chin, chin to waist, waist to hip, start establishing the widths; the maximum width of the face, the shoulders, waist and where the dress ends.
Next, the tilts are very important. The tilt of the head, the shoulders and the hips (they can be in different directions). Here, the face is not exactly looking straight, its tilted a little to the left (our left) so that the right eye, the right side of the nose and the right side of the mouth are all placed slightly higher than the left counterparts. Place the position of the arms properly and after you have done this, it is pretty much smooth sailing. Sketch in the locks of the hair, refine the features, draw the folds in the (that gorgeous) dress.