I am hoping to get going on this project of drawing faces again. This was a 2-hour sketch, and is from an old photo of Grace Slick.
I started this as a joke, wanting to make it into an updated Carmen-Miranda sort of thing, with glass gooseberries scattered around like jewels, but this is as far as I got…
I was going to keep going with this until it was fully shaded, but I liked the paleness of it, which may not come accross too well on a computer screen, but the way it almost seems to resolve out of the paper. I like how you have to actually work at it a little, it doesn’t just push it’s way into your view. So, I think it’s finished. I might add a little more to his hair.
If so, how can you stand to take a shower?
I just don’t get it.
Maybe I’m stupid.
This was an experiment, pencil-drawing on gessoed paper, varnished. That gives it the texture, if you can notice that.
On the cover of an old book of his short plays there was a great photo of the author, Samuel Beckett, as an older man. He had an acute, almost pained look. I didn’t quite capture it, and the drawing is small, but it was fun trying. I extended his hair at the top, he didn’t really have that tall of a coiff! (sp)
The iPad is fun, but it’s still a lot easier to get good detail with pencils, maybe later I’ll get better at it. The cap will have to remain unfinished…on to the next one!
This is a combination of drawing and smudging with graphite powder. I love the richness of the powder even though it’s hard to control.
our favorite barista at Bulldog. She looks a little bit warped, but maybe she would say that fits…??! Some of that hair was a good magenta then.
This is a detail of a much larger drawing. Her bun is barely showing!