Instead of starting small and drawing my hands and feet as I stated last week, I decided to make a rough draft sketch of a face. This isn’t anyone’s face in general, but it is a face. I was starting to work on my hand drawing, but then started to doodle a face on a second piece of paper and couldn’t stop. For my first sketch, I don’t think it turned out too bad, but there is definitely room for improvement.
One of the “Yes”moments was starting and feeling good about it. Then came the ” I don’t know” moment when I started on the nose and mouth. Finally the “I need a lot of practice” came after putting it all together and calling it “quits” for this drawing. I put quotes around the quits only because I could potentially come back to it and finish it or fix it. The practice portion came because of the proportions of everything put together. I forgot to take a step back and look at it in the middle of drawing it, rather than just looking at it put together at the end. Now, the “I don’t know”, the nose portion is smaller than the eyes and mouth. The nose is also a little crooked towards the right side. I have tried to fix it multiple times and failed to get it any straighter. Then came the mouth, I am still trying to learn how to place the mouth on the face without looking fake. The “yes” moment is what is going to help me achieve better and not leave this skill at this.
This big picture in this is that, I do want it to look more realistic rather than something thrown together, as this one feels to me. (Even when I spent most of the day working on this.) I think to master this, is to break it down to individual features, as I stated before. Then putting it all together. This is going to seem weird for me at first and hard. This is because I like to try to master something right away with out thinking of the process that will have to come to get to master it. In the next couple of weeks I will have different sketches of the facial features. Then hopefully put it all together and have something that looks better than the picture above.