Portrait practice

I seem to be more interested in drawing people than architecture and landscapes in my sketchbook. This does not mean that I have any particular skill, my attempts at getting a likeness seem often out of my control. The results vary wildly from appalling to surprisingly pleasing, as can be seen below!

Rhys-and-Laura

Quick scribbles at school and in waiting rooms. Teenaged boys that I have contact with are going through a worrying phase of having short back and sides with a permed top that makes them look like poodles…

scrappyportraits

 

Amanda

This is a rather good likeness of our friend Amanda. I am happy with this one.

 

JD1JD2

I messed up the mouth on this portrait of my friend John so much that I gave up in disgust.

 

squarehead1

My dear Ma is ever tolerant of my attempts to capture a likeness. I haven’t managed it yet, which I put down to her having a square head. Nothing to do with me. Oh no.squarehead2

 

waitingroom

With a sketchbook, one is never bored. Waiting is just another opportunity to do a character study.

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