Sunday, November 8, 2015
sketch a day, men and women
1. drawing men
2. drawing from photos, (I usually draw from life or imagination)
I looked through some magazines and fell in like with the gesture here...
I have drawn many female faces but not men so I really had to look to see what made someone look masculine. I didn't get it just right but did capture the feel. I would change the eyebrow to curve more, and lengthen the neck shadow under the chin. Still. I like the shading I did. Learning, always learning...
(throw those pens away)
He came out kind of Ken-doll with the flat top but still, not bad on the shirt shading. Sketching with pen adds a degree of danger lol. (her shirt is skewed) I'm trying to learn shadows, and what makes someone look male, remember?
Unfortunately I was cursed again with the smearing ink, so he has unintentional shadows on his forehead and an "Eddie Munster" hair do. Still I captured the idea of him being male, and the shirt came out really good, in person if not the photo.
I wonder how people capture the essence of a person? So they look like them, not a generic person.
I tried to take a drawing class once but it was taught in the art room of a college and the chemicals gave me a raging migraine.
I will learn as I go. I really want to teach myself, know what I mean?
Plus, now I am doing an ongoing project with Carol at (quiltedfabricart.) to draw something most days (from Craftsy prompts) and share the pics with each other. I like what I've done, and what she's doing and think this will be a really good collaboration.
Learning each day by doing. It's a good thing.