I thought I would get some practice drawing faces quickly from reference, and I was pretty happy with the results. I particularly like the second drawing for its more confident lines and shadow. If I have time I might add some more colour and shadow, but for now the line art will do! Each took about 20 minutes.I have been experimenting with a style used by Lucinda Rogers, using a combination of thick and thin lines to portray weight an depth. I hope once I’m more confident with it, it will help me in life drawing to capture form more easily. I think it worked really well in the nose of the afro girl, and gives it a nice depth against the face. Unfortunately, my own style is quite tentative, and I would like it to look more instinctive like Lucinda Rogers’ work. I think I just need to be less afraid to fail, and more open to trying new materials. Shall I crack out the markers?
Lucindarogers.co.uk. (2017). Lucinda Rogers – New York – 14th Street subway booth. [online] Available at: http://www.lucindarogers.co.uk/new-york/14th-street-subway-booth.php [Accessed 15 Feb. 2017].