Sunday, May 26, 2013

Baby Field Mouse in Hand 3

I've had a lot on my mind this week, and there is no better place to sit and think than at the drawing board.  Solutions to every day problems come to me a little bit easier in the midst of sculpting a figure on paper .  The issues of the day are smoothed out with the layers of graphite and dissipate into the air.  It makes me a little ashamed of my tendency to take my art for granted in the fact that it will always be there waiting... 
Moving on... Here is the progress on the hand.  The depth of shadows are about where I want them to be.  The decision of the background hasn't been decided yet.  It will be either left the color of the Bristol or will go black like the photo.  I am leaning towards the black... We'll see.
The next portion of the composition to be shaded will be from the wrist to the little critter.  Then, the mouse will make his appearance.  The last two fingers will be the finish to the figure drawing.  After that, the background will be drawn in or not. ;) 
The composition is moving along steadily.  Usually, after being absent from the drawing board for a period of time, I have to regain my bearings.  Thankfully, this was not the case.  It felt as though no time had passed.  Just like reminiscing with an old friend... ;)