Next Master's Drawing - Day 1

3/01/2010 04:18:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 20 Comments »
My next copy is based on  a DaVinci study for The Battle Of Anghiari.  One of the challenges in this one for me is the many values in it.  Another is that it's a face (yikes !).  I find faces very difficult to do.  I have a hard time getting proportions right, correct angles, and the proper relationships between the various features.  So, this one seemed like a good one for me.  DaVinci did so many faces - many of them quite monstrous.  I'm thinking that at some point I will do some of them.   So, here is my reference photo, followed by my initial go at it. 

 

 

20 comments:

Marina said...

I think you are doing a fabulous job, so far :-)

Vicki Holdwick said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see your next step.

xoxo

Vicki

Coffee Messiah said...

When time allows, I'll have to go back and read your previous posts.

I took a course in figure drawing from Joan Brown in SF after I got out of HS. Sadly, I never realized just who she was. How crazy is that ; (

Janet Ghio said...

Nancy-I think you are off to a great start!!

Florence's Art said...

That is coming out great, looking forward to seeing more

Anonymous said...

What a great start! I can't wait to see how it progresses.

padilla said...

Drawing from the masters is THE best teacher.
Love your work here Nancy.

Janene said...

Wow, you are really getting the hang of this--very good start!

Alex said...

Looking great already... :) I think yours has got so much more punch in it ^^

Louise said...

These are getting better all the time, Nancy! Great progress. The shading is perfect. Looking forward to seeing the finished result!

Lori said...

wow! this is incredible impressive!
I wish I could draw

lk

freebird said...

This is starting out really well. Your eye looks terrific. Are you learning anything you think will transfer specifically to your own pictures or do you think you are just getting practice in fine-tuning your sight to hand skills (both are great, I'm just wondering).

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, you're doing a GREAT job!!

Revelle said...

I like your better than his! Revelle

arlene said...

WOW! are you gettin better or what!!
this one is fantastic right from the start..
it's beautiful!
congrats
hugs
arlene

phthaloblu said...

Great start! I agree with all the other comments. Looking forward to seeing this progress.

Alex said...

Thank you Nancy for your comments on my new drawing. :) My prayers are with all those who are fighting in the frontline too.

EVA said...

I am fascinated by your strategy. What an excellent way to learn and improve your drawing! If I decide to get serious about this, I think I will follow your example. You are doing a great job!!

JRonson said...

This is powerfull, nice job :D

ffyrebird said...

Wow! This is wonderful!!