Drawing again tonight. I had to revisit this still life and correct all my previous errors. Not a long session tonight, I want to get back to the site design and get that working well. I’m going to be doing a lot more charcoal drawing though, I love the medium.
So after last nights drawing being so ultimately inaccurate I focused really hard on getting the drawing of the Zen box perfect. I even did a preliminary picture when I was confused about some measurements. As a result I didn’t get much done but I’m really happy with the accuracy of the drawing and I feel like a learned a lot about what I was doing in correct to get such bad measurements.
My hierarchy of painting importance
This was a preliminary comparison of the box. I was measuring this thing multiple times and coming up with sizes that really didn’t make any sense. I would measure then look at where a mark was laid and I could tell just by looking at it that it was way off. So I would measure again and get a bit closer. I did that about 15 times, at least. What I found out was that my drawing was mostly inaccurate due to several changing variables.
- The closeness of the subject.
- My torso movement closer or farther away from subject.
- Not measuring a distance against to other measurements.
I plan to correct these by
- Always keeping my torso directly over my butt and straight.
- Dealing with the closeness of the subject here at home.
- Measuring for a base increment, then using that to measure a distance, then checking that distance with the base increment and something else.
- Trusting my own judgement over the measurements.
How can I improve the drawing
Well I did everything I said I was going to do and the drawing is superb. Only A couple spots could possibly get closer with more observation but I’m not sure if the camera angel is effecting those areas.
How can I improve the values?
Not much of a focus on value tonight. Although I’m happy with the shadow side of the box.