Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sketchbook #2

Pencil on paper, 14x21cm

4 comments:

Ian said...
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Marco Bucci said...

Hello,
Just read your kind comment on my blog. Thank you! It's great to see somebody post a lot of good old fashioned drawing. I just read the comment above mine - yikes. I think this piece has many successes, too. Kids' heads, being so soft and rounded, often require such close value changes, which makes the pencil hatching technique difficult to pull off (hence making dark values, like the nostril, stand out if too strong). It looks like you captured her shapes and measurements quite well though!

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you, Marco, for your encouraging words! It means a lot to me. Your artwork is really inspiring.

Ian said...

I have deleted my earlier comment as I think my criticism was too harsh.
I like the delicate way you have drawn the eyebrows and eyelashes.