WOW!! Greatest job on your portrayal of your observations and emotion, jcmlfineart. Very great job on your range of flexibility, great job on your positive and negative spaces and spaces of lights and shadows, and more importantly, your perceptions of proportions and angles. Congratulations! You've passed the test!
If you could have a sincere critique of your drawing here, is that though this picture is inherently powerful in its own right, but I feel that you've a bit too hard here. Would you kindly go for a 20 minute power nap? The reason is because, according to Daniel Coyle's The Little Book Of Talent, people could improve their long and short-term memories if they could go straight into the naps. The short your power nap would be, the more energized you'll feel, and the most excellence you'll achieve in your figure studies and any studies.
Good luck to you and your goals.
P.S. What is your goal today?
Thanks for the book reference. I am constantly looking for things like that to get better.
Maybe I should clarify. The working title of the drawing sketch is called "The Struggle". It's based on the Models tattoo on her shoulder, saying,
"Life is a beautiful struggle".
Last semester I concentrated all my studies on figure work. But especially d=Dynamic or sometimes called Emotional modelling sessions-
Models pick or agree on emotion with an artist and think about things in their life that create or allow them to feel that emotion for the entire modelling session. Both artist(s) and model(s) are highly involved, and the atmosphere is highly charged with energy. I enjoyed working this way because you learned how the body shows emotion throughout the whole form. Also, I experienced a better sense of informed intuition when composing, drafting and later writing visual stories.
If you want to see another example with the same model but a completely different attitude, look at my drawing "Fuck Salad." Which is all about distaste.
If you get the opportunity to work with live models, maybe give it a go.
Forwarning: Sometimes, this style of session is not for everyone Artists or models may find it counterproductive because staying or trying to stay in one emotion for an hour or more can have very positive and negative effects on your lives outside the session.
Good luck with your pigment scratches. Thanks again for the feedback!
All the best,
JCML Fine Art