Oh....most of what you'll see are faces. For some reason, they're what I'm drawn to (Hah ! Good pun huh?).
First off, this was the studio back in California before we started travelling.
|This one made me feel as though I could draw after all.|
Photographs in magazines are a good starting point.
Also, eyes and ears, noses, mouths etc need to be drawn and practiced.
|Here's a pad of paper that has a bunch of practice faces....some good, some awful...but, all of them were fun to draw.|
|Here's one that's not a face that was drawn about 10 years ago up at Lake Almanor in northern California. Kim really likes this one|
Now....a number of faces....
|Linda Evans maybe?|
|I get more positive comments about this one than the others.|
|Quick sketch....maybe 10 minutes.|
|I finally started to get my dark values dark enough.|
|Looks like Cher|
|This one is a bit out of focus....kinda looks like Judy Garland.|
Lastly...some really quick sketches...each about 1-2 minutes each...just trying to get a quick feel for the face.
Faces are tough because the symmetry and eye/nose/ear/etc all have to be in the "right" spot on the face. Nevertheless, they sure are fun to draw.
Hope you liked these.