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In Context: Beyond Likeness

I make a lot of notes about the blog posts I want to write. A couple days ago I drew this cat. One of my notes was sitting there on my desk.  Together they seem to say succinctly what I wanted to say about “why draw?” and the search for likeness in portraits. I’ll stop […]

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Take a Breath When Reaching for a Likeness

I think the importance of immediate feedback, or a later (1 to 7 day) fresh eye appraisal is always important when sketching a portrait. I think it’s important too to take a breath when reaching for a likeness on paper or canvas. What do I mean by that? I mean it’s important to take a […]

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Sketching with the Kimberly 9XXB in the Seawhite of Brighton Sketchbook

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Likeness vs. Caricature: Is It Ever Really Clear Cut?

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Seeking a Likeness: More Sketches of Richard

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Sketching People: Richard as Life Model

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Don’t Worry if You Don’t Get a Likeness—That’s What I’m Telling Myself

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