Session #022, Work #020

Like I said last painting, I’m going to do nothing but draw for the next few painting. This one was awful again. I really have a lot of drawing issues to overcome. What you will see below is a series of pictures throughout the drawing process compared to the original. See the captions for each photo.

 

Just drawing, terrible again.
Just drawing, terrible again.

 

My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color

Drawing

This is interesting, this photo shows that the closeup picture that I took is way off from where I was looking at the still life, causing the drawing to look extremely wrong even in these beginning stages.
This is interesting, this photo shows that the closeup picture that I took is way off from where I was looking at the still life, causing the drawing to look extremely wrong even in these beginning stages.

 

 

21613-betterPhoto
Here is a better photo to compare against. It lines up much closer to how I was looking at the still life. But, as you can see my measurements are already off.

 

 

Ones step back, you can see how I started. I picked a shape that I thought was the easiest to get correct right at the start.
Ones step back, you can see how I started. I picked a shape that I thought was the easiest to get correct right at the start.

 

 

Drawing the face, wow this is very inaccurate.
Drawing the face, wow this is very inaccurate.

 

 

Here I erased the face and added in the left side of the head. Size here is very incorrect.
Here I erased the face and added in the left side of the head. Size here is very incorrect.

 

 

I re-drew the face and didn't do much better the second time.
I re-drew the face and didn’t do much better the second time.

 

How can I improve the drawing

Looks like I have a long way to go before I’m any good at drawing. Kind of a downer really…