The double outline of the woman’s face gives the viewer the opportunity to see the face turned slightly toward the viewer (three quarters profile – see yesterday’s post) or looking across the page (full profile).
Blind drawing (i.e., drawing without looking at the paper) works very well for ‘outside’ contours. That is, with practice, one can get very good at rendering skylines, landscape horizons and outlines of people’s faces. However in the case below, I tried drawing a face in three-quarters profile. This means contours inside the outline must be […]