Sometimes the process of blind drawing leads to epic fails. For instance, the misplacement of the man’s hat in the sketch below. I don’t remember the sequence of my pen strokes, but I did go back (in a sighted way) to re-outline the hat. I try not to shy away from fails.
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 haven’t used pen and ink for quite a while. The face, where my errant pen wiggles blended together, was quite pleasing, unlike the effect of the mass of scribbles that made up the arms . I did not render the proportions of the arms correctly at first and they were not redeemable. I was […]
Sometimes 15 minutes is not enough for a complete portrait. I wanted to complete the daughter first. I got a bad start on the mom and had to re-size her head. I try avoiding erasers. I post the good with the bad. I think I could have salvaged the second figure given time.