Friday, August 23, 2013

Creating Challenge Day 235--Sketching Faces Sketchily

Once again, I secretly sketched someone's face. As I practice, I'm improving in drawing the features where they should be. I still need to work on the proportions a bit. But I've learned a secret that I pass along to you: draw in the person's neck. I'm amazed at what a difference it makes to sketch those two simple lines. It changes the face from looking disembodied to looking more like the person. I don't know why, but it works.

Since I've already sketched at least one face this week, I decided to stretch myself. I want to try a more stylized approach to drawing faces, so I attempted to "Dina Wakley-ize" this one (you can see some of her face drawings here). I drew this one while looking at my first drawing (as opposed to observing the live model). Here's my attempt:

I'm quite pleased with how this turned out! I actually like it better than my original drawing, perhaps because I did it quickly, giving no time for my inner critic to chime in. I can see me using a face like this on an art journal page in the near future. 

Just for grins, here are my two drawings next to each other:

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