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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:50 pm

Another 2.5 hours last evening on the left eye and cheek area.
next my nemesis the hair there on the left! :lol:

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Postby kennyc » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:36 pm

Movin' on, just movin' on on the Mellotex .. a few more hours this afternoon... about 17 hours at this point...and FWIW....Can't say I'm lovin' a lot of it...still fixin' to do...and I do like some parts of it. :lol:

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby Laurene » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:39 pm

FWIW???

Really starting to take shape now Kenny. I'm loving all of the different textures and values so far. Lots and lots for the viewer to take in!

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:50 pm

Thanks Laurene!
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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:10 pm

kinda working left to right now....doing my best to avoid my nemesis -- the nose. :lol:
about three-four more hours .. the sweater last night and then the beginnings of the neck today
total of about 20 hours now...and no where near that chin.....

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:16 pm

May not look like much, but 2 or 3 more hours of work. The details on this one (as I knew going in) are difficult and time-consuming.

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:00 am

and again a few more hours...about 24 hours....working on the neck area....next I guess I have to start on the nose....right cheek area and down to the mouth/chin ...

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby Laurene » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:32 pm

You're in the home stretch now Kenny! She's really showing loads and loads of personality already. Love the way you're playing light and shadow across her eyes!

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Laurene wrote:You're in the home stretch now Kenny! She's really showing loads and loads of personality already. Love the way you're playing light and shadow across her eyes!


Don't know about 'the home stretch' :lol: I sometimes get in a rush to finish so am trying to not follow that urge. :D

There are some strong shadows here that I was not fully aware of when I started that are definitely contributing to my 'learning process.'

Just spent a couple of hours on the nose/nose area....over to the right cheek after a break....

Enjoy!

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:30 pm

four hours today....nose and right side cheek....first pass...I can see adjustments needed. As I said above the stark shadows are complicating things. :) But as they say....that which does not kill me makes me a better drawer! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby Laurene » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:00 pm

I'm not drawing much right now Ken. I'm having a bit of trouble with my eyes, so giving them a rest. I might try playing with pan pastels or even digital art where detail is less important.

I can absolutely understand that those shadows are complicated!! How are you tackling them? Are you layering, or switching to softer grades of graphite or both?

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Laurene wrote:I'm not drawing much right now Ken. I'm having a bit of trouble with my eyes, so giving them a rest. I might try playing with pan pastels or even digital art where detail is less important.

I can absolutely understand that those shadows are complicated!! How are you tackling them? Are you layering, or switching to softer grades of graphite or both?


Thanks. Good Luck with your eyes. I got 'one bad eye' myself, but not nearly as bad as our lady here.
Hope things get better for you.

as far as the shadows/shading I use various grades but seem to be using fewer these days, mostly 2h for initial work and then HB and a bit of 2b....just build up ... layering of sorts I guess ... and rework as I go to enhance contrast and details ...

got several hours in on this yesterday and some significant progress (will post an update later once the sun is up and I can shoot a pic of it outside). Looking like that end of month, end of first pass deadline might actually happen. :)
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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:11 am

I always 'rush' it in the end... Here's the end of the first pass. About 34 hours. I see tons of stuff I think I want to 'touch up.' Inside pic taken just now....

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby kennyc » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:13 pm

Well a couple of minor adjustments/corrections already and a new 'outdoor' pic..

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9 x 11 on Mellotex paper. about 35 hours at this point end of first pass - will make some adjustments and then post the final

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Re: Old Weathered Woman with One Good Eye

Postby Laurene » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:25 am

Fantastic update Ken. I actually thought that the neck area would be the most difficult, but you rendered it so well! It has shape and dimension and the skin follows all of those pits and valleys - really well done. It's always more difficult in my experience to get a clearly defined 3-D effect when the subject is facing the viewer. Looking forward to the final posting.

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