Two Portraits That Look Amazingly Like Their Subjects

I am just now surprising myself occasionally by making sketches of people that look like the actual people I was drawing. I find myself using several techniques while sketching: blind drawing – the drawing of a contour while looking at it and not looking at the paper; converting facial features to their geometrical equivalents and scribing them into the proper place with correct proportions; using tentative, soft lines for facial details.

Each sketch I do uses the steps noted above in various combinations. I have not worked out a formula to go by but rather approach each subject as an individual. I am not always interested in achieving an accurate likeness; gesture, posture and expression are sometimes more important to capture when composing a meaningful portrait.

Sketch: Pencil - Two Portraits That Look Amazingly Like Their Subjects

Two Portraits That Look Amazingly Like Their Subjects
Pencil Sketch
8″x5″ 110# Moleskin Journal

 

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