I am looking forward to trying my ‘facial feature proximity’ technique on live subjects instead of my photo, when shelter in place is over. It was a bit counterintuitive, when I noticed that my right nostril was really close to my right eye. It was even closer in the photo. The lesson I take […]
There were bright highlights and dark shadows in the reference photo for this sketch. I decided to emphasize the eyes by using an eraser to brighten the whites.
My younger, hairier self:
Teeth are really difficult to draw in a smile. Here is a drawing I did from a 2005 photo of me smiling. As usual, more practice is in order. I need to smile more.
This was a very difficult portrait to make. This is my first attempt, and it looks pretty good, but look at the ears. They are down by brother Dave’s chin. I show the original photograph below to show their true position. And yet the photo looks natural. The drawing does too, except when one looks […]