18 August 2010

Lee: "This looks familiar..."

Here is Kara in Galactica's brig immediately after Lee's visit, near the beginning of the mini-series.

Here's the source photo.

I used more lead and paper on Kara than on any other subject. I really wanted to draw her well. Unfortunately, this final version (my 6th attempt, 3rd completed) is as good as I can sketch her. I think I'm still putting too much effort into the eyes.

Though I failed in capturing Kara's original "look", I think I captured a different but equally poignant "look".

Here's my first completed sketch from 2 weeks ago.

01 August 2010

(lack of) Appreciation for and patience in drawing non-faces

Because I want to be able to draw clouds, mountains, and waterfalls, I tried sketching two photos of my friends' recent trip to Canada. I lost interest in both tasks very quickly. I think I'll need to find the appreciation for and patience in drawing non-faces.