2014_01_25 – cheating the clock, a little

A few times when doing these 30 min exercises, I’ve cheated the clock a little.  Either I wasn’t paying close attention to the time, or felt that just a few extra minutes were in order to finish a section (usually the hair). Today, however, I found myself feeling like this sketch was complete, and when I looked at the time had another 10 minutes remaining.  It’s in no way photo realism, but it captures the expression I was going for. So, i suppose that shows an increase in confidence.  Sketch workouts are actually helping.
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2014_01_11 – something simple, but not easy

For most of this exercise, I’ve been working from photographs of real people.  Tonight, while watching an animated film, I thought I’d give the simple, economical style a try.  Of course, simple doesn’t mean easy.  As with any drawing, practice will be needed to improve.  To give credit to the source, I was watching Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.
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