I took a little break from digital art to focus on drawing with pencil and paper. Mostly what happened was this:
- I tried to create a character to carry across several drawings in different poses and expressions
- I discovered I couldn’t draw the same face twice.
So I set myself the task of just drawing faces. Every night (okay, most nights) I picked a person and drew them from several angles and/or with different expressions. Here are some things I learnt:
- Warming up is essential: my last picture was almost always the best.
- Sketch lines for eyes and nose and mouth help.
- Drawing quickly and with harsh lines can be better than drawing slowly and constantly erasing anything slightly wrong.
The other day I returned to my illustration project and was please to discover I can draw the same (invented) face twice in a row now. Approximately.
Stay tuned for my adventures in turning the right hand sketch into a digitally coloured illustration…