For this Weekly Art Challenge, I worked on the next exercise in Jane Davenport's Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces. (See previous posts here). Jane described drawing and shading spheres; then explained how the face can be represented by spheres to help create dimension with shading. Working with the "Draw Happy" faces, she added spheres for the cheeks, nose, chin and lips. These are the two faces I did in this style.
|"Baby face" - 4" x 4" - charcoal and 0.005 black Sakura micron pen on mixed-media paper.|
|"Young girl" - 4" x 4", charcoal and 0.005 black Sakura micron pen on mixed-media paper.|
I'm enjoying Jane's book and learning more about how to draw faces. However, for me, it's tough to get a good face without a photograph.