Semester Two-Some Doodles

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.fullsizeoutput_fa9fullsizeoutput_faaI 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? (2017). Lucinda Rogers – New York – 14th Street subway booth. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 Feb. 2017].

Lovely work

9.12.16- This week I took some time to study life drawings, and what makes particular ones appeal to me. These ones in particular really stood out, and helped me in my practice. The following images are taken from pinterest, many had no artist named. They are not my own. I have taken from these images that the drawing does not have to be finished to be good, which makes me feel a little better about my own work!

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31.10.16-I found a brilliant series of tutorials online by Proko, detailing how to draw the head from various angles. Hopefully by the end of the day I will have a sketchbook full of heads! He also has loads of other videos about the anatomy of the rest of the body, so I’ll keep him in mind for the next few weeks in life drawing. Here are just a few that I found to be really helpful while focusing on the ‘superman head’ homework.


YouTube. (2016). How to Draw the Head – Front View. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2016). How to Draw the Head from Any Angle. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2016). How to Draw the Head – Side View. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].


31.10.16- There are endless numbers of videos floating around on the internet about how to correctly shade a sphere, however from the ones I looked at, this one stood out to me. I like the way she simplifies it into tones, reminding me of an exercise Conánn had used in class on tone week. Out of all the videos, I thought she ended up with the most dynamic looking sphere, while others looked very static.

YouTube. (2016). Shading a 2D circle using pencil values to make it look 3D (sphere).. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].

In terms of technicality however, this next video was great. It clearly gives you a method to figure out where your shadows should go.

YouTube. (2016). How to Draw and Shade a Sphere the Easy Way. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Oct. 2016].




30.10.16-Gesture Drawing

Thought I would tag a few helpful videos, and maybe in next week’s instalment of drawings, I will see an improvement.

YouTube. (2016). Drawing Tip Of The Week – The Rough Skeleton. [online] Available at: [Accessed 30 Oct. 2016].

YouTube. (2016). Matt Jones Gesture Drawing Class #1. [online] Available at: [Accessed 30 Oct. 2016].

Next time I have a free minute, I might try to fill a page with little people just like this!