Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Where'd Those Toes Go?

So, there is a characteristic problem with only vaguely planning out where you will put your drawing on the page, and then jumping straight to details instead of blocking in the large masses.

Rachel's Legs, 15"x11", pencil on paper, May 15, 2012


P.S. Replies to comments soon - very busy, hectic schedule, blah blah blah.


  1. That always happens on my drawings. I finally decided that I would stop worrying about it and just claim that having the figure run off the edges of the page makes a drawing more dynamic. Which I think it does, sometimes.

  2. I think I have the solution. Wait, do they make acid free Post-its?

  3. Fred - happpy post-birthday! And also, I often cut figures off on purpose too, for more or less that reason. Not this time though.

    Ed - you think you're funny, but last I heard, the Library of Congress banned use of Post-its in government documents because the acid in the adhesive was degrading the paper over time. I mean, degrading the paper more than what was actually written in the documents.

    Gotta get to the earlier comments sometime soon. Yeesh, so far behind...

  4. Better to chop off the feet and keep the proportions accurate than to cram in tiny feet.