Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby Turtle Drawing

Sometimes the most time consuming part of a drawing is deciding what to draw.  Oh wait... I did have it picked out.  Unfortunately, this artist loves to change her mind!  There I sat over the weekend with my original choice of photo reference.   Then, four others managed to find a way into the running.  (One even had fur!)  And the truly scary thing... the pile of references were threatening to grow some more.  If not for the depletion of all of my photo paper, this little guy would probably not be being posted.  But alas... even with the promise from Amazon that photo paper was on the way,  I made my choice and here is the line drawing.

This drawing is a macro shot of a baby turtle that is being held up to the camera.  It is a spectacular photo reference, and I was thrilled at the sight of it.  There is not much to the line drawing, since most of the hand is out of focus.   I just set up some reference points for the fingers, and the harder lines to the turtle.  This drawing will be 7 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches.  I will be using my faithful 2b mechanical and 9b wood case pencils, lots of blending stumps, and kneaded eraser.  It will be interesting to see how this piece comes out, since so little of it is in focus.   But I think, it will make for an interesting way to showcase this little guy. :)


Andrew said...

I'm sure he will look great finished.

Brenda said...

Thanks Andrew :)