Thursday, June 21, 2012
Today I went back to the cemetery, in the ridiculous mid-90's heat and humidity, to finish off as much of this as I could.
Tomorrow is the jelly bean's last day of camp and I have other plans while she is there so I did what I could in the short time I had left.
I decided to try and finish off as much of the statue as I could and not focus too much on the facial features, I couldn't really see them anyway. The sun was glaring and the shadows on the face so dark it was really just a giant mass of dark. Most of the statue is covered in lichen, especially the face so it made it all the more difficult.
It was just an exercise in drawing anyway, so I'm happy that in a total of two and half hours of drawing, in the worst heat and humidity, I got this far. Had I more time and the weather not been so miserable I could have spent much more time refining this drawing.
So I guess I'll just be happy with it the way it is.