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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 156

20 May

This drawing started by changing the pose of a photo of a baby I found with zFlick. After pencilling, I inked the inner lines with a fineliner pen, and the outer lines with a 0.7 mm rollerball pen. After scanning and cleaning up, I colored the drawing digitally in several layers. The analog portion lasted an hour, and the digital portion a bit less than two hours.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 156

I’m quite pleased with the result.

That is all.


Drawing Unknown Faces, parts 103, 104, and 105

1 May

Often the first drawing of the day comes out all wrong. Today isn’t really any different. Even so, I post the sketch, to force myself to get better at my worst drawings.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 103

The next sketch was already much better. I was able to analyze the face (using the method by Bridgman) and somewhat make a believable sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 104

The next sketch was made somewhat later in the day, when the coffee had started to effect the gray matter of my brain. Being full awake helps me to see better. I also wanted to try drawing a larger portion of the body than only a portrait.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 105

I can escape the thought that this photo was “planted” in the photo stream to advertise a certain website. I don’t mind that, but I wouldn’t go to that website without a fully protected web browser, preferably inside a throw-away virtual machine. You might catch some ugly bug on your computer if you don’t protect yourself. Or simply ignore the text on her t-shirt.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 98, 99, and 100

30 Apr

Three sketches to make it a hundred sketches so far. Now I only have 899 sketches to make. The first sketch was made on April 1 of this month, so if I keep this up, number 999 will be made in early 2010 (around 10 months).

This old man had an interesting face with all his folds. However, drawing his thin white 3-days beard was a bit much for a sketch, at least, for a relative newbie like myself.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 98

This baby was having a bit to eat, what made for an interesting sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 99

You would expect something special for number hundred, so I tried to do just that. This toddler had such a nice and easy to draw pose, that I picked this photo as a reference for a sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 100

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces 92, 93, 94, and 95

29 Apr

Trying to be more efficient at describing the sketches I made, I will sometimes put several of them in a single blog post.

The photo of this woman wasn’t particularly special, and, therefore, I could have some fun putting extra creativity in the sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 92

The worm-perspective in this photo was what attracted me to it. You can judge from the low position of the ears that the photo was taken from below. The upper part of the face is foreshortened too (not as high as the lower part, if seen as a 2D image).

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 93

This baby’s face hasn’t turned out as I imagined it when I saw the photo. The eyes are too high in the face, as are the ears. This is the price you have to pay for not doing any initial measurements. Nonetheless, it is a fun drawing to watch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 94

When I saw the thumbnail of the woman in a car, I initially thought it was a man. However, the larger version clearly showed it was a female driver. I like this ambiguity, which I have put in the sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 95

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 55

17 Apr

This was another experiment, namely to draw the initial shape in as less lines as possible. It is a method of getting the big shapes on paper first, put in some details and refine from there. These two babies seem to be the perfect subjects for that.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 55

The baby on the left was drawn first, which is clear from the fact it doesn’t really resemble a baby. The baby on the right was drawn with more care, because I already had the first baby as a reference.

The sketch is based on a photo I grabbed from the public photo stream of Flickr, and was made with an HB pencil.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 32

10 Apr

I guess I’m no longer as fooled by those big blue eyes as I was a few days ago. In fact, I started this sketch with the eyes. The expression in the face approaches that of the original pretty well. I rubbed some of the pencil lead with my fingers to get a more even tone.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 32

This sketch was made using a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 24

8 Apr

For some reason I have problems when people’s faces become more delicate, like this baby’s face. I spent 50 minutes tinkering on the sketch (using my trusty kneaded rubber eraser to correct), but I couldn’t get it just right.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 24

The photo was put on the public photo stream of Flickr.

That is all.