I caught the last bit of a viola lesson today and made this video of me sketching it.
I realized, about halfway through struggling with figuring out the viola that I have never bothered to do studies of the instrument. So it’s hard to draw it in use because I don’t really know its structure. And I don’t mean “know” in a way where I understand how it works and what each bit is called and what it does. I mean “know” in a way that you can from having drawn something; from having walked it’s surface and contours with your eyes and your pen.
I’ll have to remedy that soon, but meanwhile, here is the finished spread from my book.
65 days into our official Shelter-in-Place order, and I’m grateful to still have a to-do list of things to draw and study from home.