Today is my fourth day doing a July sketchbook challenge from Tinkerlab. Today’s prompt is “Window”. Windows take on many forms. For some, they are the means to perceive the world outside (or inside if you are outside), but for the eyes, they also double as communicative organs. As such, we see both religion and science recognising their unique role in everyday life.
- Eyes Are Windows to the Soul Bible Verses | Bible Study Tools [reference image at top] (https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/eyes-are-windows-to-the-soul-bible-verses/)
- Something about the eyes being the window to your soul | Write Something (https://writesomething.org.au/ideas/something-about-the-eyes-being-the-window-of-your-soul/)
- Your Eyes Really Are the Window to Your Soul | Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/talking-apes/201512/your-eyes-really-are-the-window-your-soul)
Today, I focused on positioning and shading. It wasn’t great, with me neglecting the area under the eye. I could have spent more than the twenty or so minutes allocated, but I want to practice getting as much done in a short period of time. As such, detail and necessary corrections suffered. I also need to practice dealing with reflections, as seen in the top left corner of the eye in the reference image. It has never been my strong suit, but I should get better with time.
Did I manage to employ sufficient detail? That is a resounding “no!” However, I did get some practice with shading and positioning. I am beginning to pay more attention to this after noticing issues during the past few prompts. It is a small improvement, but an improvement nonetheless. I have lots of other areas that I need to improve as well. Whilst it will likely be years before I am anywhere near “photo-realistic”, you need to put in the time and effort to get to that point. I am in no rush either. Hopefully, you guys will see a significant advancement in my ability over the next month. I guess that we’ll have to see how it pans out. In any case, I am still enjoying the challenge.
Sorry for another poor resolution image. I tried to fix the lighting situation in the side room but failed miserably. Oh well…
Anyway, if you are also doing some sort of challenge this month, feel free to post about it in the comments section. I’d love to read about what you guys are up to. It doesn’t have to be artistic either. Doing a fitness challenge? I’d love to see how you are trying to push yourself. Doing a writing challenge? I’d love to read about it as well. As long as it is “safe for work”, I invite you to post away. You are doing something out of the ordinary and that is a pretty big deal. I’d love to show support for what you are doing and I know that other people want to do so as well. Remember that you aren’t the only doing some sort of challenge this month – you are not alone!