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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 124

5 May

I used zFlick to search Flickr for the term “badman” (as opposed to “batman”). One of the pictures that came up was interesting enough for me to draw.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 124

As it was the first drawing of today, I approached it as a drawing exercise. I drew the outline of the man first and then added the features of the face. This is probably the wrong way to approach a sketch, because there is a sure chance you will not get the proportions of the face right. On the other hand, it forces you to get better at this early stage of sketching. How often I had to correct the width of the face in the sketch, I don’t know, but it is a lot of times.

So, without a good chance of getting it right, you are forced to use what you have and try to make the best of it, without getting frustrated. Remember how frustrated you got when your drawing didn’t resemble the original? This is something you should get through, because it is just that, a feeling. It is still a drawing, even if it doesn’t have enough resemblance in your opinion. Just finish the drawing and learn from it.

Frustration should never prevent you from finishing your drawing. It really never should.

That is all.