Also known as, the attack of Harper's Bazaar. I love fashion, but the books showcasing fashion designers and eras are so expensive. So, I thought Harper's Bazaar might be a less costly option. While there are a number of interesting photos in the magazine, I've found the prices listed on their fashion accessories to be even more entertaining. "Come, look at this lovely little clutch bag. It's simply perfect for a pleasant evening about town. A steal at $2,000." Yeah, I'll be sure to pick one of those up. *snicker*
Anyway, I figured I'd try my hand at drawing a few women from the previous issue. This first one I really enjoyed. I loved all the black in the photo. Unfortunately, the nib of my new pen is a little too thin. So, I didn't finish the whole image. Maybe I'll give it another go sometime.
This next one proves that I'm not ready to sketch human faces with a pen just yet. I figured using the pen more often would help me get comfortable with working in ink again - I'm planning ahead for when I need to ink those correspondence course assignments by hand. The pen also requires me to learn how to sketch without using the preliminary guidelines. You know, the whole 'the head is a circle with a wedge for the chin area' and such. It's nice practice, but it does lead to wonky faces like below.
Oh well, nothing for it but more practice.
"The essence of drawing is the line exploring space."
-- Andy Goldsworthy