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Drawing Leo Laporte, part 15

14 Mar

This sketch was a test if I could free draw Leo Laporte from a screenshot taken during The Tech Guy radio show on March 14, 2009.

Normally I would painstakingly measure the dimensions of the photo and transfer those in the frame of my drawing. This gives me points of reference for both what’s in the photo and the drawing. This time I wanted to see if I’m already shape aware enough to forgo that strategy.

Drawing Leo Laporte - TTG 2009-03-14

Judging from the result, I’m clearly not yet ready. The likeness is poor, to say the least. Alas, it means I have still a lot of practice ahead before I can draw people in real life, while they are posing for me.

The drawing was done, as usual with HB pencil on 120 g/m2 drawing paper in roughly 90 minutes.

That is all.

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Margriet Eshuijs

14 Mar

I saw a photo of Margriet Eshuijs in my free local paper and found it online through Google. She is a stage singer.

Now this photo didn’t lend itself for drawing very well, because the image is formed with large contrasts instead of lines. Therefore, I tried a painter’s approach, filling big patches of color with shades of pencil-gray.

Margriet Eshuijs

The sketch was drawn on a piece of drawing paper (21 by 21 cm), with an HB pencil in about 60 minutes.

That is all.

Doofus

14 Mar

I saw an ad with a model showing off this head gear camera. I would look such a doofus if I wore this, as would anyone else, I’m sure.

Doofus

The sketch was done in 100 minutes, using HB pencil on 120 g/m2 drawing paper (20 x 28 cm).

The ear doesn’t look right, I know. I didn’t know how to correct it, so I left it like it was. I guess I have to draw lots of ears to get it right.

That is all.