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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 18

4 Apr

Just a quick 20 minutes sketch of a woman in an evening dress.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 18

This sketch is based on a photo in the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 17

4 Apr

What do you do if you are a proud father and want to show your child to friends and family? Well, you let someone take a photo, put it on Flickr, and tell anyone you think should know where to find it, or you put that image (still hosted by Flickr) on your blog. Much better than attaching photos to emails.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 17

I needed 30 minutes for this drawing, especially because the father’s face was so hard to draw. He does not have the same expression and likeness as on the photo.

The sketch was based on a photo grabbed from the public Flickr photo stream.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 16

4 Apr

You see, I still make huge mistakes now and then. In this case is was the perspective in the photo that was throwing me off guard. The head of the girl wasn’t really that small, and the head of the boy seen from behind was bigger.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 16

Ah well, I liked the design of the sketch, so I left it as it was. It only took 30 minutes to make, so it wasn’t a huge investment.

The sketch is (loosely) based on a photo I found in the Flickr public photo stream.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 15

4 Apr

These two female students clearly were partying when this photo was taken. The joy jumps off the photo. I even could strengthen the expression in the girl on the right.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 15

The sketch took only 35 minutes, but I had studied it while I was taking a break from an earlier sketch, by seeing the photo on the computer screen, each time I walked by. I guess there is a point in first studying your subject before you even pick up your pencil. The temptation to just start drawing should probably be resisted until you have a clear idea in your mind how to put the drawing on paper, design, line quality, etc.

This sketch is based on a photo from the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 14

4 Apr

A quick 20 minutes sketch of a man sitting on a bench in the park, late at night.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 14

This sketch is based on a photo from the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 13

4 Apr

This was such a lovely scene with mother and child, I couldn’t not draw it.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 13

I started with the mouth of the child, because it was clearly the hardest shape to draw. Only now I realize, it is not placed perfectly in her face.

Drawing children seems to be hard. Their proportions differ depending on their age, and even two children of the same age can have different proportions in their faces, because the development of the bones, muscles, etc. have taken a slightly different path.

The sketch is based on a photo of the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.