Sunday, December 21, 2008

Self-Portrait Sketch


Did this sketch this morning on tracing paper. In this sketch my head is tilted back a little as I look down toward the mirror. The lighting is from overhead fluorescents slightly to the left with some natural light from the window on the right.

Notice the eye underneath the hair on the viewer's left? I thought I would concentrate on doing contour drawings of each feature until I get the hang of doing these. I watched Charles Reid do a contour drawing of his model in a video, on watercolor paper and believe me, it takes lots of experience to get a likeness, which he did very well.

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