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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 123

4 May

This boy had a somewhat perplexed expression in his face, like he was photographed without his permission. I’m glad I could put that expression in the sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 123

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 122

4 May

I searched for hippie woman and got this result. I decided to give her an angelic appearance with very careful and deliberate pencil strokes.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 122

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 121

4 May

This sketch started as a photo I found through zFlick and used to create a pencil sketch. After scanning the sketch, I reduced the number of colors to two, white and black. Next I deleted the white color, added a white background and colored the hair (gray), skin (dark pink), lips (reddish dark pink), and shirt (muted green) in a separate layer.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 121

The whole procedure took an hour and forty minutes. I’m quite pleased with the result.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 120

4 May

I tried another drawing technique on this photo I found through zFlick. I drew the big lines inside the face first before drawing the outline of the face. Unfortunately, I had to redo the mouth. On the other hand, that was a good thing, because I hadn’t drawn the mouth correctly.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 120

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 119

4 May

I found an Adobe AIR program called zFlick. It runs under Windows, Mac OS X or Linux Desktop OS with Adobe AIR as a program. The program allows you to do a word search on the Flickr website and pick one of the thumbnail image results, which you can drag to your desktop.

I entered “pretty woman” and I liked one of the resulting thumbnails and used it for the next sketch. I’m sure I’m going to use zFlick more often.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 119

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 118

4 May

The first drawing of today. I think, although they usually tend to be of lesser quality, the quality of these early drawings get higher every day.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 118

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