Look Around for Elastic FacesMarch 18, 2019
You’ll recall that last week I wrote about starting projects. My drawing examples were all faces. If you’re looking for muses to sketch and your family won’t pose for you (or can’t because your schedules don’t align) there are lots of folks on the Sktchy App who have elastic faces. Exaggerate them on not, it is very freeing to simply jump in and sketch without strict regard for proportions.
Take your camera out on your errand run one day and shoot photos of people’s expressions—the dramatic expressions you don’t see when you’re sketching from life as someone reads a book while sitting on a bench, or has a resting, bland face when immersed in his cell phone. Find some faces.
(Working on the old Gutenberg paper, which has lots of lovely fiber fleck inclusions and a yellowish tint; with a Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen and Schmincke Pan watercolors.)