Tag Archives: girls

Life is easy

8 Jul

Oh boy, did I slave on this one! Several hours of digital manipulation gave me this fun cartoon.

Life is easy

I have still no reaL clue of anatomy, other than what we all know intuitively from observing humans. It seems even that little knowledge is enough to make a fun drawing.

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

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 45

14 Apr

This is supposed to be a girl of 10 years old, but it  looks more like a much older girl. Drawing the foreshortening of a head that is looking down is hard if you don’t have an inkling of knowledge about human anatomy.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 45

The shape is interesting, and so is the pose, even though the likeness is way off.

This sketch is based on a photo on the public photo stream of Flickr.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 44

14 Apr

I think one should have at least one drawing or sketch each day that is more or less satisfying. This sketch is supposed to be that sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 44

Well, most things seemed to work out. Only the hairdo wasn’t really good. I used a technical pen (2B lead), because that’s what has lead to more reliable results so far. I guess the wood-enased pencil is another medium than technical pencil, although if you hadn’t experienced both by use, you would think both are so different and distinct.

The sketch took only 30 minutes to complete and is based on a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public photo stream.

I made a little slip of the pen. The drawing was made today, and not in 2007. Sorry for that.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 40

13 Apr

One thing I keep forgetting is that after a few minutes of using a wood-encased pencil, you need to sharpen its point. The lines slowly grow wider and fuzzier, and suddenly, when you need to, you can’t draw the finer details anymore.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 40

That was the problem I had with this toddler girl. Besides that, I had drawn her eyes too small. After correcting that, the point had become to blunt. Sharpening was the best solution for that.

The sketch is based on a photo I grabbed from the Flickr public photo stream.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 36

13 Apr

This was more an exercise in “how to save a drawing that was wrong from the start?” The expression in this young lady’s face was so alien to me, that it was giving me a hard time to get the proportions right. When I understood I had done it all wrong, I didn’t start all over (as I used to do), but instead continued to make a somewhat funny drawing.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 36

I guess if you plan in making caricatures eventually, this is a skill you must have, to make unity in something that has no unity, at least, something that couldn’t exist in reality.

This sketch was loosely based on a photo I found through the Flickr public photo stream.

That is all.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 15

4 Apr

These two female students clearly were partying when this photo was taken. The joy jumps off the photo. I even could strengthen the expression in the girl on the right.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 15

The sketch took only 35 minutes, but I had studied it while I was taking a break from an earlier sketch, by seeing the photo on the computer screen, each time I walked by. I guess there is a point in first studying your subject before you even pick up your pencil. The temptation to just start drawing should probably be resisted until you have a clear idea in your mind how to put the drawing on paper, design, line quality, etc.

This sketch is based on a photo from the Flickr public timeline.

That is all.