Monday, July 26, 2010

Head starts

Pencil on sketch pad. From photos.

A few quick-sketch straight-line head gesture block-in starts

Graphite (mechanical pencil) on sketchpad. From photos.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Beginning block-in - 7/22/10

Charcoal on toned paper.

This is the first step in a head study. More later.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Head sketch - 7/21/10

Charcoal on newsprint. From a photo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Head study - 7/20/10

Charcoal on newsprint. From a photo.

This is the same model (photo) as yesterday's post; but larger, slower, and taken farther. Now I'm embarrassed when I look at the one I did yesterday. Neither drawing is a good likeness of the subject, but today's study is fair. Her face (now that it's finished) is a little too wide. Yesterday's is a little too narrow. You can take a drawing to a high level of finish and have a good-looking drawing, even without an accurate likeness. That's OK for practice, but not if you're working for a client. So my goal is to get to the next level and achieve an accurate likeness every time.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Head sketch - 7/19/10

Mechanical pencil on sketchpad. From a photo.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Head sketch - 7/15/10

Prismacolor black on sketchpad. From a photo. This isn't today's sketch. I'm having a bad drawing day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Head study - 7/14/10

Charcoal on newsprint. From a photo.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Head sketch - 7/13/10

Charcoal on newsprint. From a photo. Actually, a photocopy of a photo.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Head sketch - 7/12/10

Mechanical pencil on sketch pad.

This is a small quick sketch. Enlarging a small drawing makes it look less refined, rougher. Reducing the size has the opposite effect, refining the image. This head is about one and three quarters inch high. From a magazine photo.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Head sketch - 7/6/10

Charcoal on newsprint - from a photo of a classic movie set.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Head sketch - 7/5/10

Charcoal on newsprint - from a photo

Friday, July 2, 2010

Charcoal head study-7/2/10

Charcoal on newsprint

This started as a 30 minute sketch, but I spent probably another 10 minutes fixing things before I shot it and posted it. From my file of magazine photos titled "Photos for practice drawings."

Thursday, July 1, 2010