Sorry to bug once again but I am genuinely interested how you work. How many versions of a scene you used to do? And I was reading about an interview with an illustrator and he was talking about how difficult it is to draw hair. Do you feel the same way? Thanks for sharing your Art with all of us, you talented girl :)
Awww, thank you dear Anon, for your interest in my work and process. I really appreciate it.
Ok, so to answer the first part of your question, I sometimes just go straight into drawing, if I am working straight from a photograph, without any rough draft first. I do a basic outline in that case, and then build upon that, once I’m happy with it. Hence why my wee lucky flesh coloured pencil that I draw the outlines with, is now barely 2 inches long! I need to buy another! Quick!
Now for more of the imaginative pieces, that I have been doing over at picturethefrasers, for these I normally do a rough sketch first, to work out where all the essential elements will go. Then once I’m happy, and maybe have discussed the draft with the other mods for their input, only then will I start working on the actual piece.
And between the rough draft and the finished sketch, whole body positioning may change. ( This is in fact true of the piece I am working on, atm - I wasn’t happy with how Claire was looking in my rough sketch, so have moved her considerably and it works much better - much more cleavage on show !😏)
Now for hair and what your illustrator said. I would agree, ABSOLUTELY, YES. Hair is incredibly hard to draw, and curly hair in particular. Hence my threat a couple of weeks ago to make Jamie bald!!!! 😂
But as I am slowly learning, you find your own way, as an artist, to get around these problems, and develop your own techniques, to suggest individual hair strands, wayward curls and degrees of colour. And Jamie Fraser’s hair is most definitely a steep, but very enjoyable, learning curve! 😀