A Drawing A Day 1137

Progress Shot 02

After I established the outline, I pretty much right away start deconstructing it to establish some values. I wasn’t consciously thinking of this when I drew, but now as I am commenting, the only reason I can think of why I started with the drop shadow and her right leg is that these have a fairly consistent and uninterrupted fields of value. One should always keep the whole drawing in mind no matter how small an area one works on at the moment, and should do so in all aspects of drawing – proportion, masses, planes, values, composition…. – now this is very hard to do and requires a lot of concentration. So, I suppose to choose areas such as the drop shadow behind the body and her right leg and focus on values only just seemed easier. ;–))

Silverpoint, Black and White chalk on prepared Canson Mi–Teintes paper, 55 x 38cm

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