Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gord the Hamster WIP 3

This has been such a busy week with filing our taxes, Valentine's Day, and hubby and my anniversary... All on different days!  We have been blessed with some beautiful sunshine, so I am not complaining. :)  I hoped to have a nice slow weekend, but hubby and I ended up doing some running for parts for our tree business today.  Tonight though, my schedule is back on track, and my drawing of Gord got some much needed attention.  As you can see, the little guy is now mapped into the drawing. :)

I am very happy with him after viewing the composition from a distance.  His little features are where they should be.  When I look at this drawing, it feels like he is in my life again.  Definitely a good sign on the "likeness" meter! ;)  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gord the Hamster WIP 2

Now the question is whether to draw the hamster or the background first.  Hmmm... Still deciding.  :)

In all honesty, I am thinking that I wish a picture would have been taken of the hand on the right about an hour and a half ago.  It would have been a great example of why NOT to put a lot of detail into a drawing.  Not only did the hand look like it belonged to a centurion but was possibly suffering from some rare disease that left it tiger striped!  This is not the first time that I have detailed a subject to death (and in doing so waste an hour or more!), so the remedy hit me as I got up to go get a drink of water.  As I was walking away, a glance over the shoulder told me to distance myself from the subject and not allow my eyes to focus in on those minute details.  So... the hand was completed with me standing a couple of feet away from the board.  I never thought that I would ever like drawing like that, but it sure helps in this instance. ;)