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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 163

24 May

I decided to give myself the opportunity to draw my subject several times. For this, I divided the page into 4 panels and drew the boy four times, one sketch after the other (number 1 through 4).

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 163

Panels 1 through 3 are drawn big shapes first, details later. In panel 4 I tried details first, but that didn’t seem to work that well.

I need to do this kind of small sketches on the same page more often, so I can see the face improve with each next version.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 162

24 May

The plan was to draw several versions of the same girl, but after just one drawing I was very pleased with the result.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 162

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 161

24 May

Not using the eraser is one step in the right direction is you want your sketches to be loose and immediate. This is the second sketch of this monk.

Drawing-Unknown-Faces-161

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Papier Mâché dolls, continued

24 May

I had to wait two days before the basic structure of the dolls was dry. I didn’t want to wait that long, so I used my microwave oven to speed up the process. Now my dolls all have feet and can stand on their own.

Papier Mâché Dolls, continued

It is important to do the drying in stages. You don’t want those feet to stick to the plate. So I first dried with a low setting (90 W) for 5 minutes, with a little bowl of water for safety (to prevent sparking when there’s no water to absorb the microwave rays. Next, I let them dry in the air for 30 minutes, regularly lifting them, to prevent sticking. Once they were cooled enough I repeated the process at 350 Watts. After cooling (which took less time) I redid 5 minutes at 350 Watts.

It’s fun cooking your dolls with a microwave oven.

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