It dawned on me that, since I am doing pencil sketches, I should use sketch paper instead of watercolor paper. In defense of my watercolor paper choice however, I had been planning to tint my sketches; watercolor paper is good for that. Of the face parts, mouths and noses are the most difficult for me […]
I used different pencil grades on this self portrait. I began, as has been my habit, on the left side of the page with a very sharp number 2 pencil, on the ear. This lessens the the smearing. For the dark areas, I used a number 6 pencil, which is very soft. I also made […]
I had a sharper pencil than yesterday. It really makes a difference. Issues to overcome in the next sketch: 1) shadowing in low contrast areas – the left side of the face was uniformly darker and less detailed in the reference photo; 2) subtle shading differences of large areas – difficult to achieve; 3) rendering […]
I’m trying different expressions and, in this sketch, more shading.
This was a rushed drawing. Another in my ‘Waiting Room’ series. The gentleman, in conversation with a fellow waiter, mentioned that he really missed having coffee.