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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 26

8 Apr

I guess I wanted to see if an HB drawing pencil was still as easy to draw with as my current favorite mechanical pencil. I guess not so much. It’s much harder to put details in and the lead doesn’t flow as smoothly as the 0.5 mm 2B rod made of pencil lead.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 26

I also experimented with rubbing the graphite with my finger, to spread the marking, make it fuzzier.

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

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 25

8 Apr

I loved the expression in this woman’s face. She’s so full of joy. Even though the proportions aren’t well drawn, the sketch actually approaches the original pretty well.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 25

This photo was grabbed from the Flickr public photo stream.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 24

8 Apr

For some reason I have problems when people’s faces become more delicate, like this baby’s face. I spent 50 minutes tinkering on the sketch (using my trusty kneaded rubber eraser to correct), but I couldn’t get it just right.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 24

The photo was put on the public photo stream of Flickr.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 23

8 Apr

When I saw the photo original I had to laugh so much. What a great contrast of emotions, the cheers of the man on the left and the sulking of the man on the right.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 23

After my previous sketch (no eraser used), I wanted to try an unconventional drawing tool, a ballpoint pen, you know, an el-cheapo kind of pen you buy by the dozens for a few euros (or dollars). Those aren’t meant for “real artists”. Since I’m not a real artist yet, it must mean those are meant for me >grin<.

The features of the men on the left are a bit out of proportions, but actually this emphasizes his wackiness. The nose of the man on the left is even more “off-model”, but actually, very appropriate.

I started with the mouth shape of the man on the left, finished most of his face, then drew the man on the right, using the features of the man on the left as a reference (where to put what). I also drew the hand supporting his sulking head. Next came the thumb up, the jacket and the hand of the sulking man touching the thumb up hand, to create the male-bonding hand signal.

I had a lot of fun drawing this sketch. The photo came from the Flickr public photo stream. I’ve commented to the photo that I thought it was a great photo.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 22

8 Apr

I tried to not use the eraser for this drawing, just to get me focussed enough to draw. I my experience, if you start erasing, that is what your drawing is going to be about, the editing process, not the creation process.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 22

I knew the mouth shape was going to be hard (I’ve tried this photo before, but didn’t publish the results). So I tried another method, namely drawing a rectangle at the correct angle around the whole mouth shape. Next, I drew straight lines that cut out the outer edges roughly. Next, I drew in the edges of the mouth, as I saw them, correcting as I drew. The result isn’t good, but much much better than what I had before.

The rest was just connecting the lines, to see where the other parts should go.

This sketch is based on a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public stream of photos.

That is all.