I do love to draw but I struggle to stay focused on a drawing as evident to the 9-12 months it took me to draw this.
I feel very connected to this, overprotective almost, mainly because of the hours I spent examining every little detail of her try to get her... perfect. Not the point of art I know, but I couldn't help myself. I fell in love with the photograph I found.
I took the image from an internet source as I can only draw from a photograph, I think it helps me know where things should sit on the paper - proportion wise. Unfortunately whoever took the photo I can't really get hold of as there is no contact option, but I'd love to know who took this. If it was you please get in contact :) The photo can be found here. For the photo she is the Lady of the Lake.
I did this picture about four years a go for an art course I was doing. It took me so long, because I wanted to get it right, for it to then not good enough for the tutor. Gutted. I took it badly, I quit the course. Artistic temperament perhaps? :)
She is on A3 sketch paper and done with pencil and graphite.
Anyway, I thought I would share here now as I'm about to embark on another drawing - who knows in a years time I may have finished - lol