Self Portrait White On Black. Day 1.
To be honest, I’m really not a fan of my work so far. Very patchy, so i need to smooth it out more, need to push the values on the face more, and work on subtracting some small light that is not really there, which is taking away from the dramatic lighting. In the final drawing, which will be 19”x25” (this is only a section of it), I will be adding certain patches of light to help with plane changes, but I won’t be making plane changes for everything, because I think it is cool to see certain body parts, or folds in my shirt disappear into the dark.
This post is more for my own benefit, so I can see what I need to improve upon (basically everything), though I thought, hey why not show the early stages, which I usually don’t show. Hopefully I will have more to show tomorrow
Also, gotta love the shadows those push pins are casting. (They actually really bother me.)