Tag Archives: toddler

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 154

20 May

This sketch is based on a photo, but drawn from another position and pose. It is also an inked sketch, which I digitally colored with cel shading (often used in animation). Apart from the position of the features, this drawing is completely made from imagination.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 154

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 151

18 May

This was an attempt to draw a toddler girl in another pose than in the reference photo. I guess I wasn’t really into it, because the quality of the sketch is rather low. Perhaps the short time I spent on it (20 minutes) also explains the roughness of the sketch.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 151

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 109

1 May

I had a hard time getting this pose right. For some reason I couldn’t get it drawn as in the photo. So I drew and redrew and redrew. This the result after 60 minutes.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 109

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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

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 88

28 Apr

This toddler girl was playing with her blackboard. It is a nice relaxed pose in the face.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 88

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 74

25 Apr

The photo I based my sketch on was not very well lit, to say the least. It was hard to see where the hair on t he back of the head ended and where the dark background started.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 74

Even so, I tried to make a sketch and somehow make it look like the reference. One thing that went wrong is judging where the root and base of the nose were. The root is easy enough to spot, but the base you have to guess, because you can’t see it.

I think I need to spend more time in finding those important lines, especially in cases like these.

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Drawing Unknown Faces, part 61

18 Apr

If you study this sketch, you can clearly see I was struggling with this face. It is supposed to be a toddler, but I have aged him a few years. It is a good sketch, just without a good likeness with the reference photo.

Drawing Unknown Faces, part 61

The main problem, I think, are the position of the ears. Also notice that the ears are of different size and shape. This is a flaw in this sketch, and one which made it somewhat less than the other sketches I did today. On the positive side, the tilting of the head is practically spot on.

You could ask yourself, why be so critical on yourself, why not just draw a pretty face? Well, if I’m going to draw people from life, I should be at least able to draw correctly from a photograph. I’ve seen too often that artists did a free impression of someone’s face, or (worse) stylizing it, making it into a pretty picture instead of a portrait that tells something of the person that is being portrayed.

Well, I have some sketches to go. This was number 61 out of a thousand minus one sketches (1 through 999). It was based on a photo I found on the Flickr public photo stream, and was made in 50 minutes with an HB drawing pencil.

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