Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait, 3/4 Practice

I need practice sketching profiles of faces that are partially turned toward me.  The terrain of the far side of the face, is like a crescent of the moon, but it must be matched to the more visible, near side for the portrait to make sense.  I’m also trying to make sense of my wrinkles, […]

Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait, Profile with Neck

Quarantine has limited my range of subjects to sketch (mostly me).  To compensate, I have been sketching photos of myself, taken from different vantage points, to try capturing facial features seen from a variety of angles, through shading and attending to relative proportions. I’m sure I can apply the lessons I learn from these exercises […]

Quarantine Portrait Series: Self Portrait, Half Silhouette

I was leaning over for this study. I wanted to try drawing my neck (such as it is).  However, what commanded my interest more was the half of my face in silhouette and the rim of my glasses that caught the light.