The artists group on Twitter are running with the theme #portraitnovember this month. Although portraits are not really my passion and it is a long time since I drew any people, I feel that drawing anything is good practice.
So I am going to try to some “portrait” sketching each day. It might well come in handy for some prints and who knows where it might go. I have also asked my Easton painters if they would like to join me, I hope they will!
So to start with, a page of little thumbnail sketches. They are just constructions of basic head shapes for a bit of practice.
Oh… I am rusty.
Then a few pen and ink sketches again from constructed head shapes.
First faces : pen and ink and pencil. A4 sketchbook
After so long away from drawing faces I am just glad they look human.
But something odd happens when you create a face. Suddenly a new character has arrived in your life ..from where? Memories, imagination, wishful thinking? I am not sure.
Then having magicked them up, there is an odd sense of responsibility to, and for, them and a wish to know their story.
Who are you? Where are you from? Where to…. ?