I couldn’t draw myself out of the error I made with the tilt of the man’s head, in the drawing below. But I could, with shading. At first I drew the head with the chin jutting out. In fact, it was tucked in. I darkened the line of the correctly-drawn chin, but I had to […]
The posture of this young girl makes for a wonderful sketch composition.
I knew I didn’t have enough time to draw a proper portrait. I outlined just enough to give a sense of the woman.
Keeping an eye out for oddly-shaped clouds during this time of quickly changing weather prepared me for catching the scene below. Even though the photo is not perfect (it was taken through a car window), it is still a dramatic picture.
I overheard some of the conversation between the tutor and the tutee. That plus the mathematical symbols on the paper led me to conclude that I was witnessing a physics lesson. I used the blind drawing technique to draw the contours of the heads. Usually, a complete blind drawing results in some dislocation of body […]
While the sketchbook is a place for practice, I devote most pages to portraits. Faces are an important aspect of portraits, but there are factors: gesture; posture; placement and surroundings, to name a few. The sketch below is face-drawing practice.
The wiry lines of the branches contrast with the mottled areas of the gray clouds.