Close but no cigar

26 Feb

I found a nice photo in the local ad paper and decided to scan it and draw it from the computer screen.

It is uncanny that when you get closer to resemblance, the drawing starts to become strange and ugly, almost not human-like.

Close but no cigar

And oh, the hairdo doesn’t have enough volume. I don’t know why I missed that essential part. This is definitely a photo I should revisit once I’m better at drawing.

This drawing took around 1.5 hours to complete. I had problems with the chin and the eyes, so I had to constantly redo parts of the drawing, using an eraser (which I prefer not to use). This probably explains why I missed the obvious mistake with the volume of the hairdo.

That is all.

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