December 9, 2009

quick glance

Explored the dark masses in the hair and shadows to frame the face and define its shape.  Abandoned any use of outlines throughout, relying rather on value contrasts, edges, and directional lines to define the flow of hair, shape of the head and face, and shawl...

This sketching approach of defining masses with value and directional lines, rather than trying to draw a person, actually took less time and energy, and felt much more connected, spontaneous, and flowed more naturally and meditatively than previous efforts.

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