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Drawing Leo Laporte, part 19

16 Apr

Leo Laporte has an Internet streaming video website called TWiT Live that plays videos of his technology shows on the Internet. The flagship is This WEEK in TECH (abbreviated as TWiT), and I took a screenshot of the video while this show was played (prerecorded).

Drawing Leo Laporte, part 19

At first I had Leo’s eyes too close together, but after applying some kneaded rubber and redrawing, this was easily fixed. The likeness is not bad, though I’m sure I can do much better. I just need to practice a lot more.

The sketch was drawn in circa 40 minutes with an HB drawing pencil.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 51

16 Apr

This was a sketch that required a somewhat more delicate approach, because of the intense concentration in the face, though relatively little emotion showing. I had to redo it entirely once and parts of it several times.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 51

The overall expression I’m quite pleased with, even though the facial hair is a bit messy. The headphones are also not drawn quite on model.

The sketch is based on a photo in the Flickr public photo stream. It took 60 minutes to make with an ordinary wood-encased HB pencil.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 50

16 Apr

This is already the 50th installment of making sketches of arbitrary photos that appear in the public stream of photos on the Flickr website. The idea is to improve my drawing skills by drawing a lot. The goal is to draw 1000 sketches, each one preferably better than the previous.

This woman was a delight to draw, not only because she is beautiful, but also because she has a face that is relatively easy to draw. I think her face conforms mainly to the standard face of a woman. The only exception was her slightly wider mouth. I failed to notice that at first, and have made some corrections, but those weren’t enough, unfortunately.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 50

Since, no-one really knows who this woman is, nor will anyone recognize her, because the drawing his poor likeness with the original photo, it doesn’t really matter. The sketch stands on its own. Perhaps that is the best way to look at such “anonymous drawings”.

The sketch is based on a photo on the Flickr public photo stream. It was made in approximately 40 minutes with a wood-encased HB pencil, with some corrections with a technical pencil.

Up to sketch number 100!

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