I am working on a self-portrait with the intent to enter a contest with Jerry’s Artarama, and of course, to improve my abability to draw faces. I always seem to have trouble making the face look like the reference. This is myself drawn in a basic pencil in my sketchbook. As you can see, I left my original mistakes present, choosing not to erase the first incorrect placements of the nose. The reference photo is of me in a low pushup hold. Fitness is my other passion.
I recently went to NYC on the Amtrak train to help my boss set up his new Hi-Fi showroom. On the way there, this business man snoozed in the seat across the aisle, and I couldn’t resist sketching him. He hardly moved at all, so it was pretty easy to draw him, but I still worked quickly just in case he jolted awake. His likeness has been captured in Micron pen in my moleskin sketchbook. I hope you like him as much as I do.