This afternoon I completed a portrait study I had started over the weekend. If you saw my previous blog post about creating a proportion tool with thread and cardboard, you’ll recognize this portrait from the sketch in that post.
This was completed using 2H, B, 2B, and 7B pencils, various erasers, and a fine texture, heavyweight white drawing paper made by Daler Rowney. This is the first time I focused a drawing on a single aspect of a figure (the portrait) rather than the full figure. Studies like this can be incredibly helpful in allowing an artist to focus in on smaller details that might instead recieve little attention in a full figure drawing. My intention is to complete a few more smaller studies like this, focusing on the portrait, the hands, and the feet. Hopefully this will help me to bring a deeper level of realism to my drawing work.
As always, Keep Drawing!