I have been admiring some very nice sketches in various pools on Flickr and one of the things that I noticed about the ones I was most drawn to was that they were very sparsely washed with watercolors.
I based this sketch loosely on this photo, which I liked a great deal. Some may argue that I shouldn’t work from pictures, but I am of the opinion that with my limited time, I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do in order to rediscover and tune my skills.
I’ve been having a very hard time working on human forms since I dove back into drawing. When I was younger faces and figure drawing were something I felt confident with. I figured I might feel more confident with a sketch of a person from behind – no pressure to get the face right.
In the photo, the middle figure is clearly a man, but some how, I’ve managed to make this one look more like a woman from the waste up.
I will have to keep working on the human form.