Well, rendering to life artist's is called an iron Butterfly by my life artist teacher. He noticed I like to draw this way, and desuaded me from sketching this way, which took alot to get used to. I have some beautiful sketches buy I love my Iron Butterflies the best. He did, however see the completed portrait I did with my life size self portrait and Rob in the background and totally loved it! I got an A+ on that baby and the dean of the school of arts wrote on the back of it. "Susan, cant remember the last time I gave a student an A+ on this assignment, congratulations" Shame it got destroyed by a twit!
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That sounds painful Spa! Ouch! What's rendering by the way? LOL!
Not bad at all WAI! the studs are not so hard you just have to keep the light source in mind. You render like I do. I prefer to render. My philosophy is to make it as real to a photo as I can get it, and that's just my M.O. I really like this! Just watch the lips, work from the inside out and avoid the lines at the outer edges, something I did alot when I was young too.
I need to start drawing again. Problem is, I wonder how much what my dog Bella did to me in a fit of seizure is going to play into my style. My handwriting is ruined. She bit into my thumb while I was trying to put pills down her throat and she started seizing again. The sound was that of a done biting into a chicken bone. I had to still use that thumb to write while it healed and since then, my thumb has the fexiblity but I've lost the natural way I would hold a writing instrument and shall have to retrain myself.
Sketches like Becks does is different but she does capture the emotion and expressions very well.
Where AmI wrote:
Here is a picture I did a few years back from an old photocopy. I later found the original picture and the closed hand is wrong. The whole drawing is not completed: the metal studs and the chain are hard to make.