Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Portraits from Magazines

Every now and then, when I don't know what to draw,  I practice drawing people (often celebrities) using magazine photos.

This doesn't give me the same feeling of connection to the world around me that most of my sketching does.  Probably because I'm drawing someone else's vision of the world--and a retouched one at that.

But it pleases me as a sort of game and an exercise in skill development.  I can go slowly and really try to practice my skills at rendering people in minimal line drawings.

I still have dreams of being a graphic novelist one day!  So it's good to practice.

Here are a few of my recent ones.

Both of these are after images which appear in the October 2, 2015 issue of Entertainment Weekly.

These are a good warm-up for Inktober, which starts Thursday!

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