6/4/15: Portrait Study (old guy with beard)

3-5 hour, faces, Portrait


Reference: Random internet images, ~3 hrs

After watching a Jeff Watt’s Atelier YouTube video, I got inspired to start a random portrait. I wasn’t concerned about catching a likeness, but more about seeing the big features of the face that give expression.


5/17/15: Focusing on the face

1-2hour, faces


Reference: Somewhere on the internet (can’t find it again), 2hrs

If I saw this guy squinting at me, I’d move to the other side of the road. I focused on shading planes of the face and continuing to use pencil with charcoal to get those deep dark areas.