I was always that nerdy kid sneaking glances at classmates so I could doodle their profile or posture onto a messy piece of paper. I still do this in church on Sundays!
Drawing figures has always been a quirky little hobby of mine, but it has encouraged some art series that I have really grown through.
Some tips that have helped me capture faces:
- Use an easel and step back to look at your original sketch. This help keep away from a skewed perspective.
- Don’t worry about your sketch showing through to the final piece. It can add layers of detail and emotion that complement the final work!
- Carefully omitted details often say more than including each freckle or line.
I was lucky enough to have these three portrait quilts featured in Art Quilting Studio magazine (Winter 2014.) Another featured artist I though was great was Danny Mansmith. You should check out his beautiful and interesting art pieces!