Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Portrait drawing

Last Monday, I decided to go to a portrait drawing session at the George Vanier cultural center. Every Monday, people show up and draw each other. Poses are 20 min. Cool ... I hesitated going because my drawing skills are in their infant period, but in the end I braved the cold (-25C) and went. I took a pad of newsprint and the col-erase pencils, plus some woodless graphite. I would guess the sketches bare maybe a 5% resemblance to the models. I will keep going because there are so many things I can practice - various medias, papers etc. I also started practicing the Loomis method for drawing heads. I run into some weird things with this method when I tried to draw heads in extreme angles.

Here are the results from Monday: