Tag Archives: children

Life drawing, part 4

31 Jul

So I decided to draw some children on the playground behind my flat from my balcony. I’m somewhat shielding by a large tree, so I can spy on who’s on the playground without attracting too much attention. It also means I’ll get two or three second glimpses of people, so I have to be very attentive and instantly see the most important characteristics of a pose.

Life drawing, part 4

Children are just like grown-ups, only without the hesitation. They are still so sure of themselves, because they haven’t been slapped down by life experience. It’s the innocence of youth. This same youthful attitude helps them to gather lots of friends, which is important. Lots of life long connections are formed. They don’t know it yet, but they are going to need each and every of those connections if they want to succeed in later life. It is something teenagers do instinctively, but there is a good sociological reason for it as well.

That is all.


Drawing Unknown Faces, parts 106 and 107

1 May

I made the face of this woman somewhat flatter than it was in the photo, but still it has some realism in it. You could say it is a slight caricature.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 106

This family portrait was a nice exercise in leaving out details and still have it look like the original photo.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 107

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 16

4 Apr

You see, I still make huge mistakes now and then. In this case is was the perspective in the photo that was throwing me off guard. The head of the girl wasn’t really that small, and the head of the boy seen from behind was bigger.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 16

Ah well, I liked the design of the sketch, so I left it as it was. It only took 30 minutes to make, so it wasn’t a huge investment.

The sketch is (loosely) based on a photo I found in the Flickr public photo stream.

That is all.