The double outline of the woman’s face gives the viewer the opportunity to see the face turned slightly toward the viewer (three quarters profile – see yesterday’s post) or looking across the page (full profile).
Blind drawing (i.e., drawing without looking at the paper) works very well for ‘outside’ contours. That is, with practice, one can get very good at rendering skylines, landscape horizons and outlines of people’s faces. However in the case below, I tried drawing a face in three-quarters profile. This means contours inside the outline must be […]
The hair is rendered masterfully, if you look at it by itself. I’m not sure how I managed to draw the face so out of proportion. It would have been a matter of just a couple of millimeters from the receded hairline to the beginning of the forehead. But I moved the pen point a […]
I like this guy. This sketch is a mixture of blind drawing and sighted drawing. The contour of the head was done in the ‘blind fashion’, trying to get my pen point to follow my eyes as I scanned the outline.
* Processing Christmas: Fourth in a series of drawings made during Christmas, revisited after Christmas. The third in the series may be found here. One might think I crowded the figure onto the right hand side of the page, but I was following my granddaughter’s outline (as best as I could), while she was napping, […]