Day 184 and expressions

by Sketchy on the Detail

What I really love about drawing from life is getting to know your model without talking to them. Just the act of drawing them several times allows you see the little quirks and traits that define our individuality.

Take today’s victim model: when he concentrates, the eyebrows arch….they are rather expressive but trying to pin that quality down is quite difficult, I took five goes just to get to this stage. I know this is not an exact likeness but I hope my model is recognisable to those who know him….though I wish I went for a lighter grey today.