The subject of this portrait is the same man that I had to use shading to correct. I made certain that I accurately portrayed the proximity of the man’s nose to the table. I think this person may have been reading, but I didn’t see any book on the table. I don’t know what he […]
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.
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 discussion group that I sketch frequently, gathers around 4 or 5 small tables pushed together. There are too many to draw in one sketch, so I divide them up. The sketch below is the right side of the assembly.
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.