Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brian Sketch

Did this sketch of my grandson, Brian, this morning using a 2H and .09 mechanical pencil. Everything is about right on this sketch except for the most important area, the eyes. Brian's left eye is too high still as I actually erased it once and redrew it. Usually I begin a sketch with the eyes; in this one I began with the jaw line. So I will draw Brian again and then place this drawing and the new one side by side for comparison.

One neat trick I learned from the Painting Friends art group is how to overlay this sketch over the reference photo to check for areas that need to be corrected. Pretty cool.

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