First try with more complicated pictures. I have learned some things and appreciate the effort and everything that goes into icon making more.
In these drawings I used the little icon as my reference. It is a different reference from the ones used in all previous sketch/drawings of this image. I thought that sticking to the previous would mean I would be able to be consistent. I found that I can’t improve doing the same thing over and over without looking at different styles of the same image. It’s true that although there are subtle differences, the images of different iconographers are the same.
I have been thinking that it would serve me well (improve my foundation drawing skills and help me to begin creating better line characteristics) to branch out to other interpretations of the same image. What I would really appreciate is seeing someone more practiced draw this image to see how they manage the flow and breaks of lines. The line characteristics is a part I am seeing needs work. I also believe my proportions and unity over all need improvement, but am thinking if I work on line characteristics, it may be a way to achieve that. Either way, in order to improve I need to go beyond my skill at this point; study and practice.
Using Grid, graphite pencil on paper