Here is another try with sketching a skull. I had this skull for almost a year, and it took me this long to work up my courage to give it a go.
I guessed when I said courage; I mean I’m to work on something which is fairly basic to most of life drawing artists. But to a newbie like me, it is a very difficult subject to draw. I’m quite intimated by it.
However, as one of my goals is to be able to draw and paint girl figures with ease and grace, it would be to my benefit if I could develop a good understanding of basic human anatomy. So without further steering away from the subject, I sat myself down on a weekend and began my reluctant sketch of a skull.
I’ll be the first one to say, the sketch lacked all the subtle details of the skull structure. But I quite like the simplified version of it … just enough to depict the structure. Afterall, I’m not aiming to do life drawing but more my version of it.
Hmm … about the girl drawing & painting practice, I haven’t done any since I started the sketchbook. Apart from having too much fun with the sketchbook process, I’m in the process of finding “model(s)” who could help me to develop the skills and “style” I need for the girl drawing & painting. This is not an easy task but I’m getting there.
And while I’m writing this, I’m thinking maybe I could start a girl sketchbook and alternate it between my usual sketch. Hmm … must give it some further thoughts. The last thing I want is to turn the entire creative venture into some kind of chore!