Rubens copy - version 2

2/13/2010 06:45:00 AM Posted In , , Edit This 12 Comments »
Well, I've done some more on the drawing, and here is the next version.  I decided that since the angle of the head is wrong that rather than start the whole thing over, I'd just make the best of it, forge ahead, and then sometime in the future, try this one again.  I like the eyes better now.  They are more nearly looking in the same direction, unlike version1.  Oddly, I think this little person is beginning to look like a former neighbor of mine!  lol  As before, I'm going to include my reference photo with each posting so comparison is easier.

 


  


 

This is the next spread in my book and was done by Liisa Mannery.  She wrote in her fine, delicate, hand, "Absolutely pure, pure white is just a dream of a dream ....










12 comments:

kazumiwannabe said...

Great work! While the angle is different, it's the same child, maybe one or two minutes later!

freebird said...

The eyes certainly do look better! Good job. I really admire your drawing from the masters self-lessons. I'd start one and then quit saying that's not really what I want to do (and that's why I lack a lot of skill too). Keep it up. You are doing great!

E*phi said...

It looks great! Absolutely recognizable!
The only thing that comes to my mind is that the overall shape of the head might be a bit too "long" (the baby's in the original is almost a circle), especially the left (from our view) outline of the cheek, I think, is "rounder". Otherwise, I find it really perfect, with a little more contrast (for the very very dark areas) it would be like an original!

arlene said...

It's a great little drawing - just a little different. It is softer, lighter than the original.
hugs
arlene

Janet Ghio said...

You are doing a really great job on these drawings. How do you think it is helping your own drawings? Can you see that you are incorporating any of these style elements into your own work? Just curious--maybe it's too early to tel.

Socrates said...

The kid's looking great. I don't think you want exact reproduction anyway. This way, your drawing has your touch. Nice work, as always.

phthaloblu said...

A very difficult view to work with. After you do some others and then come back to this, you will probably find it will go easier for you. It's not bad, just not exact, so what? Maybe try rounding out the far cheek just a little bit. She looks a little like her face is flat. Then add a little more shading to the near cheek and they should look more round. Otherwise, it's great! keep up the great work! You're doing wonderfully!

PoetNessa said...

Nancy, you are MUCH better at drawing than me! I'm amazed at all that you accomplish -- keep going forward as you have great skill!! I'm no expert, but I just believe in enjoying what we do...

Lori W said...

I make my way to your blog from time to time always by accident and I'm always impressed not only by your work, but by your undaunted intention to learn the next thing. I recently found a website that really helps with drawing perspective and would like to pass it on to you. it is Posemaniacs.com within 5 minutes of playing with it you will see if and why it can help with perspective. Good luck. And Good work

Sandra said...

I'm so impressed. I don't even know how to tackle such a project. P.S. thanks for the book updates.

raena said...

I think it is wonderful, even if it isn't exact. The thing I would start working one, is trying to bring in darker tones. Well, I guess it could be the scan and your picture could actually be dark already. I know my scanner lightens images and I have to darken them back up. Keep going; you're doing great!

Phyllis said...

Now, that was a brave choice! And you've done a really good job adjusting for your chosen angle change. Bravo