Tuesday, August 08, 2006
EDM 79 Ears
Mercy, what a challenge!! I'm learning, yet again, that the better one KNOWS something -- ie like the anatomy of flowers -- or EARS-- the better one is able to SEE and hence to sketch that particular topic!
I tried to sketch the ears of my grandchildren -- thought that would be a fun comparison. Unfortunately, they are 80 miles away and every photo I have access to from work even when showing their wee ears, is so tiny, I can't SEE the subtle curves and hollows even after I blow it up -- I only wind up with pixels.
I settled for this challenge on a photo from WetCanvas that was large enough for these ol' eyes to see ...
I want to sketch this again -- maybe take some photos of my grandchildren's ears ... alone! LOL And try this in watercolor .... it certainly is a value/shading challenge!
(The two ears are based on the same photo and done with mechanical pencil - I tried to improve the darkness of the lines in Photoshop but wound up with two different looks so I'm posting both. The dark 'fringe' is supposed to be hair!)