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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 33

10 Apr

At some point, you can get too tired to clearly see the proportions in a face. The synchronization of left and right becomes lost and you don’t realize it while drawing. Perhaps that is a good indication this should be my last drawing for today.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 33

The sketch is made using a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public photo stream.

That is all.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 32

10 Apr

I guess I’m no longer as fooled by those big blue eyes as I was a few days ago. In fact, I started this sketch with the eyes. The expression in the face approaches that of the original pretty well. I rubbed some of the pencil lead with my fingers to get a more even tone.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 32

This sketch was made using a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 31

10 Apr

Not being able to draw the proportions of a face right might be seen as a lack of skill, or as a feature. Pick whatever you think applies. I’m fine with both.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 31

This was a whacky facial expression. The man is clearly Asian and somewhat geeky. Of course, this could all be wrong, because what do I know about the world, really? In my imagination, though, he’s a geek who’s fooling around in front of a camera.

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

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 30

10 Apr

I’m continuing my series of newbie drawings of people I don’t know and who have their picture published in the public photo stream of Flickr.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 30

I keep checking if drawing by interpreting a face is better than just drawing the lines. So far the first hasn’t led to any good results and the latter has. It seems every time I try to think about how to draw the face with some clever trick, the eyes get put too high in the face. If I just concentrate where all the parts are in relation to each other, I get a drawing/sketch like the one above.

That tells me that I know nothing about human faces (I even have a hard time recognizing people by their face, even people who I know and know me). Apparently, there’s no practical knowledge whatsoever in this brain of mine to draw upon (pardon the pun) about how to draw the face I see right in front of me. So I guess I should forget about any such knowledge, and, instead, draw each face as if it were a strange object I’m trying to draw an image of on paper.

This image is based on a photo of a young Asian man with his white earbuds in, assumably connected to an iPod. The photo was grabbed from the public photo stream of Flickr.

That is all.