It seems as if I have become obsessed with the portrait. I continue to practice for the elusive likeness. This week, some success, I think.
This is me, but prettier! My eyes are not as large and my chin is larger. Still, this is cheaper than plastic surgery!
This is practice from an Craftsy class I am taking: Drawing Facial Features.
My sister’s sweet little dog, Mariposa, died this week. I think I put too much focus on the collar! I hope to give her better justice in a future effort.
I really like this one. Not an exact likeness of the person I was drawing, but I like the result – particularly the line work in the shadows.
Owl from a photograph on my calendar. I love owls, although they are not easy to draw.
Another one I like. Older faces have so much character. It may be hard to capture, but so much more interesting for practice.
Finally – a likeness! I think taking a famous face like Einstein may be easier to achieve a likeness, because of the great features.
Another self-portrait. I think I almost have it correct. My nose is a little bigger, otherwise this is by far the closest I have yet achieved to a likeness of myself.
I don’t wish to do portraits every day, and love natural elements. It is cherry blossom time here in the DC area, so these flowers were on my mind. It was nice to play with a little color by adding colored pencils.