I’ve got a sketchbook that I don’t really like, the quality of the paper is not what I was expecting from that particular manufacturer. They had outsourced this batch and were quick to replace it for me with a replacement of better quality. I decided to use it to practice quick face captures whilst watching TV, no pausing of programs.
Then in #Polishing at Sketchbook Skool we had a great class taught by Vin Ganapathy who introduced me to the wonderful resource that is the Sktchy App, and his technique of drawing portraits, combining a first ‘from life’ sketch with finishing of details and colour from photographs. I decided to continue using my not very good sketchbook in order to keep all my portrait practice together.
Something has happened even with this rubbish paper! I really like the way these portraits are turning out! Look:
I think this one is my favourite so far, the delightful illustrator and Sketchbook Skool teacher Nelleke Verhoeff who then got us to design simple characters, something very much out of my comfort zone……and here they are:
which then led to these chaps drawn in pen then coloured in Photoshop. (yes I DO seem to have a facial hair thing going on at the mo)…
Phew! Well I am excited to be playing in so many ways in my sketchbook. My selfportraits and life drawing are also developing, but I will save that for the next post.
Leave me some feedback in the comments: which style of my recent drawing do you like most? What shall I develop further?