Portrait 2

Portrait 2, 5 x 7 Graphite

Portrait 2, 5 x 7 Graphite

This is the second exercise in the book Drawing a Likeness, and I got better at adding the white before putting down the graphite, because doing it the other way around doesn’t work – the graphite is too slick.

Again, the point here is to see and accurately put down the anomalies of his face.  Yes, his eyes are different sizes – I think most people’s are.  Mine are.  I think most people’s mouths draw to one side or the other as well, and eyebrows do weird things, too.

The first part of the book draws your attention to different types of faces, making broad generalizations of course.  Come to think of it, they were all white folks.  But calling my attention to what makes people’s faces look different has me looking at people I meet differently, analyzing them a bit.

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