Saturday, March 31, 2012
Drawing from a photo can be tricky. For me, the eyes are key to a successful rendering. Often times, the drawing will look nice but bear little resemblance to the subject. Getting the eyes down is big step in the right direction. It doesn't have to be exact, after all the artist is allowed room to interpret the subject as he sees fit.
Portrait drawing is a tremendous learning tool to any artist. The more practice you put in, the better. For me, I feel that I'm putting together a creative approach that's allowing me to improve my illustrations, and not just for portraits.
Whether you're trying to get a likeness of Jon Hamm or Timothy Olyphant, always study the subject's eyes...
Stayed tuned for the inked version of Deputy U.S. Marshal Givens.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
This is a swipe of the great Ross Andru, from The War that Time Forgot. Andru's pages are a treat, just packed with art and a wonderful balance of black and white in each panel. So much to learn from in their rich simplicity.