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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 49

15 Apr

This photo was clearly shot on a party, as a snapshot. I had to improve the photo before I could use it (red eye removal, etc.). After I made the sketch, I threw the photo away, as I always do.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 49

Both man and woman wear the same brand and model t-shirt, and the woman has some odd jewelry up her nose, perhaps some kind of piercing. The proportions are a bit off (right eye of the man too far to the right of his face), but that doesn’t really distract, I think. It is an odd couple with wild hair, and probably lots of interesting stuff to tell.

The sketch is based on a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public photo stream. It is made in 30 minutes with a HB wood-encased Bruynzeell-Sakura 8815 pencil.

That is all.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 48

15 Apr

This baseball player wasn’t easy to draw, but somehow I managed to do it. I had to erase the whole drawing, however, because I drew the head to narrow the first time. Once I knew how the draw this pose, it was much easier.

Drawing Unknown Face, part 48

This sketch is based on a photo on the Flickr public photo stream. It was made in circa 35 minutes with HB pencil.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 47

15 Apr

Having started in a new sketchbook, I’m confident I will reach that magical number 999 at some point in the future. There is an almost infinite supply of reference material on Flickr, and while I’m not earning any money from it (pure as study objects) that might be considered fair use.

This toddler was on the beach and I’ve framed the original photo even tighter, to only reveal the head and part of the chest. This helps me to concentrate on the important part, which is, of course, the face.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 47

The sketch is made using a photo on the Flickr public photo stream, using a 0.5 mm 2B technical pencil on 15 x 21 cm drawing paper.

That is all.

Rasheed, number 14

15 Apr

Drawing a cat seems easy enough, until you actually try it. The cat doesn’t sit still long enough for a proper drawing. Sitting far away prevents this, but also makes it hard to draw details.

Rasheed, number 14

After 5 minutes Rasheed had enough of my meddling with his personal space, and turned away from me. He wanted to be left alone while he was going to sleep. End of drawing exercise.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 46

15 Apr

This sketch was drawn on the last page of the first sketchbook I used for this project, Yay! It isn’t a very inspired drawing, but nonetheless, it is drawing time spend well. The features seem to be in kind of the right places, but the features themselves aren’t drawn very, well, lifelike.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 46

I guess if you concentrate too much on getting the features (like the mouth, eyes and nose) on the correct position on the page, the drawing gets less artistic and more technical.

The sketch was based on a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public photo stream, and drawn with HB wood-encased pencil in 30 minutes.

That is all.