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Drawing Unknown Faces, parts 137 and 138

8 May

This sketch wasn’t very inspired, but I drew it anyway. I liked the expression in her face.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 137

This sketch was ideal for an inked drawing. Unfortunately, I’m not yet very skilled at ink drawings, so there are some mistakes. Overall, though, this sketch is much better than if had done it with pencil only.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 138

I tried both a reed pen and a cheap pencil brush. The reed pen didn’t work that well, and I damaged the paper (leaking ink through on the page opposite to the back page, which luckily happened to be blank). The pencil brush didn’t do that, but it did wrinkle the page. The India ink didn’t give me an intense black, but that was easily remedied in Pixelmator by increasing the contrast of the image.

I realize the black line under the chin was a mistake. You can make such lines in pencil, but in ink, you either need to draw such lines much thinner (which a dip pen) or with diluted ink.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 136 (inked)

8 May

I bought some tools for inking the pencil drawing I made earlier. It means that pencil drawing doesn’t exist anymore. I did some digital editing on the scanned ink drawing, because I hadn’t erased all the graphite from the ink drawing.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 136 (inked)

The pencil drawing was much better, because I’m more skilled in that discipline. Furthermore, I can’t draw at the other side of an inked page, because solid ink patches shine through. I guess I have to do ink drawings on separate sheets of paper instead of in a bound sketchbook.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 136

8 May

This man had a much stronger chin than appears in the sketch. I think that I need to pay more attention to such details to get to the next level.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 136

That is all.