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Archive for August, 2013

A Drawing of Ian

The other night I decided to try and draw my friend Ian.   I pushed it a little further than the drawing I did of James and built the volume of his head a lot more.  Overall I’m pleased with the result but think I’ll probably attempt another one soon.  It’s always fun drawing someone with so much character in their face.

pencil drawing of Ian

pencil drawing of Ian

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Pencil Drawing of James

This is a pencil drawing of my friend James.   It’s my second attempt and I feel much better about this one.  I think I have just a few small things to work on and it should be finished.  I was very conscientious of trying to have an “economy of line” while drawing him.  I find that a drawing can become rather busy looking when dealing with a long beard like his.  I also wanted to have the major focus be on his head and beard and just have his body fade off with only the collar of his shirt to imply his chest area.

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Pencil drawing portrait