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Kelly Wood Portrait/Caricature

what:prismacolor Ebony when:Apr 3, 2012

My first “live” caricature. Kelly offered herself up as my first victim. Took about 20 minutes. Botched the nose, and art style is inconsistent in my opinion. I’m trying to stick to straight solid lines, thus, the cross hatching. Fighting the urge to shade is colossal and overbearing. Smudging is a real issue as well…I need to get that paper and tape it to my drawing hand or something.

Random Scribblings (001)

I’ve been really struggling with hands and feet since I started back up with this whole drawing thing. So I’ve been challenging myself by drawing lots of hands in goofy positions, looking for, and drawing people with interesting hand positions, and drawing in ink.

Ink forces the issue, unlike pencil which I can simply erase and try again. These are a coupla random scribblings I did tonight, with a focus on hands, and I really, really want the deft confidence ink instills. It looks like I’m quite a ways off as these scribblings illustrate (pun intended) but I would be disingenuous if I hid my failings. Besides, I want an archive of these things, good or bad, over time, so I can evaluate my progress and adjust my attention accordingly, especially if I’m gonna take this drawing stuff seriously.

Random Scribbling 001

Random Scribbling 001

Random Scribbling 002

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