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 […]
I knew I didn’t have enough time to draw a proper portrait. I outlined just enough to give a sense of the woman.
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 […]
I first saw this young lady on her way into the store. She was carrying this mannequin half-head. Later on I saw her in the cafe, face painting.
Another quick waiting room, partial-blind drawing.
The tops of the bodies in this portrait look confrontational, but the legs on each subject seem relaxed.
One of the problems of blind drawing is getting body parts in proper disposition with each other. The drawing below is an example of a miscalculation. It seems that upon the return of my pen from its detour beginning with the ear of the man with the hat, and ending with the brim, I displaced […]
The common denominator between these two sketches is not the cloaked anatomy of the backs, it is gesture. The figure on the right is centered and stable. The left figure is out of balance: the chair is tilted; the man is twisted, as if he is in motion. The differences can be attributed to the […]
Although there aren’t many details in this sketch, one can feel the intensity.
One of the hazards of blind drawing is proportions. Beginning with the feet (for example), one can fail to plan for the rest of the body. This is evident in the sketch below.