I've been a conflicted, lately, I want to draw but I DON'T want to draw!
Seems odd, doesn't it? My brain keeps telling me it's too hard to draw, do something easy and quick! My heart keeps telling me to feed my soul and draw, draw, draw. So, I've been drawing more and it makes me feel GOOD, even when I don't really want to!
I like the movement in the woman, on the left. Both of these were drawn from magazine photos.
The nude on the right has a lot of strength, or power, on her right side, not so much on the left! Why?
I collaged the hand onto the drawing above because, first, I had drawn the hand to use as a template for the journal page, below. I had such a dark background on the journal page, I could not see my pencil marks....so, my solution was: I drew the hand on a separate piece of paper, cut it out and drew around it with a white gel pen, then went in with a black pen and water to get some shadows.
I am enjoying drawing but I need a LOT more practice. I plan to take some drawing classes the new year.