Sunday, January 13, 2013

Faces #20

I am about halfway through reading the famous drawing book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. It really is quite amazing to read. I have just finished the negative space section, and thought I would try it out on a portrait. Sketching the spaces between the eyes etc, rather than trying to sketch eyes. It made quite a difference. I was able to sketch a good likeness, very quickly. I know that I can draw a good likeness in pencil, but it has usually been a long and labourious process, with lots of erasing. I'm quite excited to keep reading the book. Also, I have done heaps of pen and ink work lately, and thought I would return to pencil for little while.

A gratitous photo near Napier, North Island, New Zealand

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