Jett (jatg) wrote,
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"Not Naked Saturdays" or "Jett sux at portraits"

As I said, I did some drawings Saturday evening after wheedling a friend of mine to hold still and let me try and draw her. I need to work on portraits and she's got a great face to try and draw. It's got a lot of interesting angles and catches the light really well. Did I succeed? NOT AT ALL, but in the interest of improving and being honest with myself, here you go.

Just so you, my adoring public can see, I took a craptacular picture with my camera phone so you can compare with the actual drawing. Again, it's a crappy picture...it was MUCH cooler looking in real life.

Photo of Donna

Portraits are THE hardest thing and for me, the better I know a person the tougher the drawing is to attempt. Because you KNOW them, you KNOW what they look like, they ALWAYS want to see... basically for me the tension level is through the roof. Still...better to learn to draw something HARD because then all the rest will be easier. Or something. Anyways... I've GOT to improve because hands down, portraits are my weakest area.


DRAWING of Donna

Not timed...maybe 20-25 minutes.

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The proportions are off, I got lost in the shadow and should have been more careful in laying out the planes of the face. As is, it's a bit of a mess I think.





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