Drawing the Line

Walking_v0.5
Modern Selene, the Moon Goddess
Refining Line-work
This is where I left off at yesterday morning (technically afternoon, but I just woke up, so morning lol).

Walking_v0.4

You can see my process when if comes to using reference.  I often times combine multiple Google image searches into one folder within my project folder and then bring them into my Photoshop document for ease of access.

Walking_v0.4.1

Wanting to move Modern Selene towards the age and feel of a woman and not the wide eye’d girl I was starting to feel from the previous sketches, I attempted to create an older woman’s face, but only succeeded in making her look younger.  🙁

Also, she kind of looks like Rouge from the X-Men movies.

Walking_v0.5

I managed to bring her age up a little bit, but her face will need more attention in the near future.  As the rest of her body was lacking some attention I decided to focus on catching up everything to about the same point.  I really don’t like it when I get one portion of the drawing more finished than another part.

She looks angry, “why so serious?”

Her head might be too big, that’s a result of using reference that cuts off portions of the body.  At this point it’s too late to change reference, but I should know better.  Guess this is a clear indicator that I need to be brushing up on my anatomy skills.  Honestly, I should be warming up with anatomy sketches every time I draw, but I seem to have a shortage of time; or a mismanagement of time.  Probably the latter.

Also, lost the eye contact with the viewer.  🙁

Despite all the nit picking, I’m happy with where this is going and I’m glad I decided to push the line work to a near complete point instead of rushing in with the color stage which I so often do.  With waiting for the line work and rough shadows/Lighting to be completed before I start my coloring I won’t have to create volume while attempting to hold on to loose forms.  I can just focus on getting the colors to dance with each other.

-Jesse

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”  -Andrew Carnegie