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.
The common denominator between these two sketches is not the cloaked anatomy of the backs, it is gesture. The figure on the right is centered and stable. The left figure is out of balance: the chair is tilted; the man is twisted, as if he is in motion. The differences can be attributed to the […]