I have moved on from the first and is now challenging another plate from these faces. I was thinking of doing the 2nd from the left (Zeus) but chickened out. So I ended up with the guy to his right, the Cardinal and it took me 9 hours total to finish.
This Old Man.Took 3 hours. But I am faster, learning how to see my mistakes and even now, staring at it i could see that the eye is smaller and there are a few angles of the nose that i still need to deal with.
Learning how to see. It is what Da Vinci is teaching us. But once you do you simply cannot unsee things. Suddenly I am aware of my measurement, angles and all the other little things that make my drawing of the Cardinal different from Bargue’s
Normally at this point i would say, I did well, but I am definitely far from satisfied. More practice, more looking more figuring out how to draw things is needed.
It took me all session to get this far. Measurements measurements!But he is nearly there. Just a bit more looking, more seeing. More measuring, more checking with the skewer. More effort in seeing. But I feel that I am getting faster, I am getting to see more.
I adjusted and moved the eye a lot. I am getting sick of this old man. I need to finish him soon. But I know that he is helping me learn. Patience, Maria.
I am so happy to say farewell to the Cardinal. I could finally say Goodbye to this old man and move on. But definitely he was a happy challenge. Thanks Old Man!