I tried to sketch this with as few strokes as possible.
I cropped yesterday’s photo (Draped Bust) purposely to create ambiguity: Was the sculpture of drapes, or was there an underlying sculpture covered by a drape? The sketch below is a sketch of the uncropped photograph.
Yikes! I didn’t know my sinuses went that far back.
I don’t remember the name of this book store. There were so many to choose from back then.
I’m having fun renewing my acquaintance with sketching. Just a few pencil strokes can shade more effectively than spending lots of time carefully perfecting dark-to-light gradients. Now, my challenge is to tighten up on the spatial relationships among facial features. If you look back on other quarantine self portraits in this series, you can see that the overall proportions are more pleasing (and they look more like me too). The sketch below is, perhaps, a bit elongated, with a jaw heavier than it should be. I’m looking forward to getting it all together.
I took this photo from the middle of the East River. This ConEd plant was very close to our apartment, and we saw it everyday. It looked different from the Circle Line Tour boat.