Notice the various approaches, or lenses, in the side drawings. Smallest one in lower right with simplified gesture, pelvis and ribcage, etc, as boxes on the right, then a feel for volume with the ovals. On left these oval describe the contour/topography of the 3D form in a diagrammatic way.
Note rendering with straight lines, “lakes” as someone called it on Thursday, that overlap. Notice the core shadow. This is very loosly rendered btw, not anywhere near a full rendering. Relative values are being established at this early stage of rendering.
Also take note how the curve s of the shoulders are found by straight lines. The angle of the lines and location of the angle changes (breaks) describe the curve with accuracy that is hard to get starting with a curved line. (Choose accuracy over precision. Precision comes at the later stages of a highly developed drawing.)
Drawing by David Baird, Studio Escalier
Ma Lin, 1246.
Een molen aan een poldervaart, bekend als ‘In de maand juli’, Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, ca. 1889
‘Our country is colourful, juicy, fat. (…) I repeat, our country is not dull, not even in dull weather, the dunes are not dull either’, Constant Gabriël wrote in a letter. Unlike many artists of the Hague School, he preferred painting fine summer days. Here there are two: the grass, sky and windmill are all reflected in the water.
Bow by James McLaughlin Way
Arnold Gorter (Dutch, 1866-1933)
Trees, Stream & Cattle, ca. 1910
Charles and Emma Frye Collection, 1952.051