by Aunt Herbert, July 2nd 2021 © 2021 Aunt Herbert

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 10 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Improve my shading and rendering of light

Getting used to working more precisely from a Loomis foundation for a clearer idea, how all the smaller planes of a face are oriented

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Well, Aunt, I must say that you're doing a marvelous job on using the shapes and spaces to percieve the lights and shadows, without toning them in. (especially your face) But that's not all, your application of the Loomis constructions are top-notch.

I've got one tiniest, smallest suggestion. Your renderings are not yet completely understood enough. In your next post, kindly pick up a desk lamp, and shine it against some objects and busts to get the best possible idea of the shading and toning of the faces and expressions? Not to mention, would you please do some 30 minutes of 14 second quick sketches with oil pastels, applied more flatly??n(1800/14=129 quick loosest warm-up faces and shadows) This reason is, as a result, your shadows on the facial expressions, and the facial expressions themselves will become the most totally animated and gestural for your current goal, even if you'd applied the Loomis cranium.

Good luck, cheers, my hat's off to you, and I hope you'll find these informative.

P.S. Did you know that you could and should apply construction into the gestures?

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