..... with an attempt at getting back to super-heroics ( did do some touch ups at home on this one).
Thanks to everybody who has been stopping by, and especially to those leaving comments. It's nice to know what people are thinking about a particular piece, for it often offers new, insightful perspectives. A fresh set of eyes and some constructive critism are always welcomed. Case in point, thanks to (Dazzlin') Dan Segarra and (Sassy) Samantha Aquino for your insights on pencil sketching in regards to yesterday's post. Retaining the energy, or personality, in a cleaned up piece can be difficult. Quick, focused sketches often contain a certain vibrance, or immediacy about them.
For all my bloggin' buddies out there, I highly recommend doing, and posting, some quick sketch studies. Letting go can be difficult at first, but extremely rewarding once discovered. The focus shouldn't be on the one finite piece, but the continuous , everchanging, everflowing body of work.
"The real study of an art student is more a development of that sensitive nature and appreciative imagination with which he was so fully endowed when a child, and which, unfortunately in almost all cases, the contact with the grown-ups shames out of him before he passes into what is understood as real life."
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit