I’ve decided I like doing portraits. There is something very calming and relaxing about drawing a portrait, perhaps because you have to take your time and it can’t really be rushed. (Or at least, I can’t rush portraits. I’m sure some really amazing artists can.)

But more importantly portraits (especially from life) and figure drawing develop your drawing and observation skills because you have to really see what’s there down to the minutiae.

It’s an immensely enjoyable process seeing the drawing develop and come to life bit by bit from a pair of eyes, maybe a mouth, a nose or ear here or there to a full face, head, and neck.

Unfortunately, I didn’t record this one, but here’s a new portrait I did.

This one is a drawing of a drawing, and only for practice.  Inspired by this brilliant portrait here.

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