• Slow & Steady •
The more I work at developing my illustrative capabilities, the more it becomes increasing clear that my best drawings are the ones that I pour lots of time into... lots and lots of time. The patient act of building a drawing is one that I continue to have to train my mind and hand to do, to not grow tired of the many little marks that work together to reveal a richer drawing.
Fun Fact: The drawings I spend the most time on, like the one shown and some of the more elaborate Copic illustrations in my feed, are usually based off of a photo reference originally before slowly morphing into my own interpretation... mostly because I cannot render an exact replica. I'm not that good! 😄 However, working from a photo reference, much like drawing from life, allows me to better analyze how forms are interacting with each other and with light. Maybe one day I'll be able to more clearly see that in my mind's eye, but until then, a photo reference or live model will do just fine.
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A sweet southern bride! I loved how Kelsey continued to smile even when the storm passed through at the time of her ceremony and things weren't as "planned" but that's what makes every wedding so special! #kaylienicolephotography#kaylienicolebride