My daughter was the subject for the recent photo shoots; and she helped as much as any 2 year old girl can help.
From the first shoot this:
Was really the only good shot I got. It's pretty and a nice portrait; not helpful though as my assignment is to do a full figure study.
The thing I learned that night was that I really need to brush up on photography. I've gotten lazy about practicing and learning and I've lost a LOT of knowledge that I used to have about taking pictures. This actually channels the focus of my blog a little bit more- now I have a really good reason to take photos every day :D.
The photos from the first session were unusable- so we tried again. With better results!! She was a lot more cooperative and I had brushed up on some camera terms so I was able to adjust lighting better.
I'm not posting any of that to this blog right now- once I'm finished with the drawing I'm going to write a long entry on my art blog talking about the process of going from thumbnail to finished drawing. Or at least the process for this piece.