Final Assignment Drawing 2 : The Making

Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada in Raymonda. © Erik Tomasson

I don't own the picture, It was taken from a blog post, here's the link:

Ok, so that picture above is what I'm about to achieve..

Media: Faber Castell's 48 Colored Pencils on paper. I've printed the picture out and I'm using the grid method.



As you can see the grid method helps me measuring the proportions and it gives me more accuracy for details. I know this method is  disliked by some, but this really helps the beginners to improve their intuition. I am a student and I was bad at proportion without grids. But time after time I can indeed go on without grid and though it's not as good as the guided ones, I feel a major improvement in my instinct. :)


  Ok that's the stage where I stopped and took a break :) Now I am going to take a shower and have dinner first before I continue this.
Any suggestions are welcome. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. Wish me lucky enough to get an A! :D

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Comment by Robin Lamarche on June 11, 2011 at 2:56pm
WOw...... Awsome... absoluly awesome... I really love see ing yhour progress as you go step by step. I love the grid method..... i have done my best work by gridding. Keep up your hard work.....
Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on June 11, 2011 at 4:47pm

Beautiful work!  Thanks so much for posting all these progress pics, it is really nice to see this drawing step by step.  It's neat to see you use the grid method.  It really can be a useful tool.

I look forward to your next update. :)

Comment by Sue Pownall on June 12, 2011 at 4:56am

As I said on the Realism WIP thread, this is lovely and you have captured her power and grace well. I have no problems with using whatever method helps someone achieve the results they wantwhether it's a grid or something else. As you say, it is helping your natural intuition.


As a moderator: A little thing about the blog post, please can you add the web address for the photo/photographer's info if possible. We do not want to get in trouble with copyright. Thanks Anna.

Comment by Maureen Craddock on June 13, 2011 at 2:29am
this is amazing its like watching the dancer come to life right before my eyes! I can't wait to see it finished .Good luck
Comment by Carla on June 13, 2011 at 4:49am

I am breathless! This is great! Beautiful!

Comment by Terri Amb on September 17, 2011 at 8:54pm
It really is beautiful to see the process!  Great work!  
Comment by Kat on July 30, 2013 at 7:24pm

Fantastic,  I am in awe!!!


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