Holbein WIP 3

3/28/2010 07:15:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 21 Comments »
Soon we'll be going on a wee trip, so I've been slowly getting ready for it.  There were presents to buy and wrap, Easter cards to get ready to mail (and mail), groceries to buy, packing lists to do, etc, etc.  And, of course, I've been using the new treadmill 5 days a week .  (By dividing the number of times I've used it into the cost, so far each session has cost $44 - a number that is acting as a motivator for me, who Hates to Exercise).    We haven't told Abby (our dog) that we're going yet, because she'll be going to "camp" (the kennel), poor dear.  They love her there and do their best to spoil her, but she doesn't really like to go.
In spite of all the preparations (which aren't finished yet, I've also set aside a bit of time to work on my Holbein drawing..... not a lot, but some.  I'd like to finish it before we leave, because I know I won't be working on it while we're gone, but on the other hand, a break from it will probably give me a whole new insight as to what I need to adjust.  With that in mind, I won't be spraying it before we go so that upon our return, I can fiddle with it if I want.    Enough of my babbling .... here is WIP 3, followed by the reference drawing, as always.




21 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

She's looking good, Nancy!

Hope you have fun with the little one.

xoxo

organicsyes said...

...wondering what it was like to wear all of that head-gear!

Love to see your drawings!

Alex said...

Yay shading! That's always my favorite part of drawing. You get to make 2D outlines to 3D.
Thanks for your comments Nancy. I am glad you like the bikes ^^

Alex said...

Even if Tanna drives, I'll still get the bugs. I am 6'2, and she's 5'1 hahahahaha. We'll just be getting more bugs combined.

Dan Kent said...

I think it is looking great - I especially like the eyes. Hopefully Abby isn't a regular reader of your blog, did you think of that?

Martine said...

It's coming out very nicely ! Have a nice and safe trip !

curiouscrow said...

You're making progress -have a great trip!

AutumnLeaves said...

Alas alas, I missed a post because I have a tendency to go by the thumbnails and thought I'd already seen and commented on WIP 2. I see I didn't. Anyway, I do think this is beautiful, Nancy. What a nice feeling to have it finished, by and large, before your trip! I hope you have a great time and enjoy the vacation!

Janet Ghio said...

Nancy-you've done an amazing job on this one!! Have a good trip!!

bendelachanal said...

Looking really good, you have a very nice light touch with the shading.

freebird said...

Have fun on your trip. I'm taking my three little dogs with me but the big one has to go to the kennel. She isn't happy about it either and I feel sorry for her.

Your drawing is coming along great. That hat is really bugging me - not because you are drawing it wrong but can you imagine being smothered in something like that? Yuck! You are getting her mouth down really well.

Melissa S. said...

The face is so realistic..good job! Enjoy your trip!

raena said...

Oh this is looking fabulous! Have fun on your vacation. Will you be taking a sketchbook?

Socrates said...

You are doing an amazing job with her. She's aged tremendously since last time, and looking more like herself. Have a fun trip1

Roadchick said...

I think the picture is coming along very nicely! (I would HATE to have to wear that headgear, btw.)

Raena asked what I was wondering . . . are you bringing a sketchbook??? I'd love to see your take on our fair city!

:)

Revelle said...

Looking good!

Quilt Knit said...

Your Holbein is fine. Have a great trip.

Marsha Baker said...

I love your focus on the masters. This one is looking good.

ffyrebird.com said...

She's coming along quite nicely! Have fun on your trip!

Mary said...

The detail and depth in your drawings are incredible. It is nice to see the progression of the piece.

Ramona Davidson said...

Great work on this. This one shines.