*There are progress pics, further along. I draw with my finger on the screen, rather than a stylus.
Since childhood I’ve been drawing “faces”; often from memory and imagination. This is another one of them. In my post called “About Drawing Faces”, there is more about these “faces” and a fine pencil portrait I did of one of my sons.
I’ve drawn many portraits from either a sitting, or at the least from a photo.
Certainly, when first learning to draw anything; drawing from keen observation of your subject matter should be a constant practice and discipline. One to be returned to regularly!
I wing it a bit with these “faces”. I take a bit of poetic licence and hope my many years of drawing practice help to create a face that successfully carries the: mood, idea, feeling…I want to communicate. Sometimes they work out…and I share them here, and of course sometimes they don’t.
Some process paintings which lead to the above finished work.
*Just touch on a pic to enlarge them all.
I’d like to do some portraits again soon…it’s been a while; and some practice in this area can only help my more whimsical works!
There is a drawing guide at Craftsy on some general proportions to consider when drawing a face.
Since I began blogging earlier this year I’ve come across many wonderful artists and writers – below are links to a few of them. All highly skilled and talented artists who paint and draw amazing portraits; some draw other subject matter as well.
Rebecca at Stuff and Nonsense
Carol Lois Haywood at Silicon Valley Types
Hope you have a lovely creative day!