I enjoy sketches from the old masters to new masters very much. There is something about the extra lines and the "unfinished" portion of the subject that appeals to me. You mentioned drawing more of the iguana but I feel this drawing is just right the way it is now. I would not add too much more.
Oh, I agree completely. Sketches tend to get overlooked (particularly on dA -- sorry, I couldn't help myself ) out of some absurd notion that it's somehow a lesser piece of work; when often, a sketch can be imbued with so much more spirit -- both of the sketch itself and that of the artist -- than a heavily finished piece. Give me a sensitively rendered sketch over a full-blown, glossy piece of finished froth any day.
Now that I have come away from it, I wouldn't touch this sketch again either, and I'm happy with how it has turned out. I meant rather that while I was in the full flow of actually drawing it, I wish I could have had more time to continue. This is actually half a full spread. The cropped left side is an empty page which I had originally hoped to continue the iguana. There is one line of its back extending there.
HappyHenryFeatured By OwnerJun 30, 2011Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wonderful image. I really like how you captured the scales without over doing it. The shape and volume are wonderfully done. I really get a sense that it has weight and mass, not just a flat line drawing. Great art work!