Potrait of a Mare
Surface-Canson sketch pad, 65 lb. paper,
Medium-Graphite - HB, approx. 3B
Size - 2x4 inch sketch. Inspiration - Excercise at Drawspace.com Challenges - I worked from a photo on the computer screen. Here's the usual process: look, look away, draw. Often I get way ahead of myself and start relying on memory and then things end up in places they shouldn't be.
Grading values from a color phot converting it to grayscale is tricky. The computer will definitely expose the weakness of a drawing. I can see my heavy handedness. Some drawings look better in dim light. This is one of them. I still think I captured her sleek, sexy charm and do not regret the time I spent with her. I started to use flat tone for the background and wish I had stuck to that decision.