It’s interesting to draw with simple lines and yet still try to capture character. Things like the size of eyes, the shape of a chin, the direction to draw lines to indicate where and how hair is growing. Nose shape, mouth shape, thin lips, large eyebrows….
Can you tell the emotions that characters are feeling from a drawing? It’s hard to say… Can you tell if the people are male or female, or young or old? Can you show how big they are, what they weigh?
I think you can tell a lot from line drawings if you try.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was ‘layers’. I didn’t have a clue. I’m sitti g here with my leg up with a pulled calf muscle. I could only think of hens laying eggs, so I imagined a couple of them in a barn. I did take a look at Google after I struggled with how the head looks. It isn’t bad….
Drawn this morning then mirrored and played with in photodirector. The idea is to draw a contour line around ink marks that have bled through from the previous page in my sketchbook. The initial drawing took a couple of hours, the duplication and mirrored images a few minutes. This is a combination of two lots of three images.
Thursdays #bandofsketchers prompt was pair. Here are my new shoes I bought in Rhyl. I tried to draw in patches without an outline. I used felt pens to do the drawing and tried to make an interesting pattern on the carpet.
Rhyl is in the North of Wales and is an old favourite of Midlanders in England and people from the North West who want a seaside holiday.
There are holiday flats, caravans, and hotels. Lots of work is being done on the coastal defences. The sea view includes a windfarm of about 200 wind turbines. They are far enough out to be not too visible. You can see them in my drawing but not so much on the photo…
Two versions of my #bandofsketchers drawing for the prompt knot. The bottom one was first, a collage using felt pens and off cuts of sketchbooks. The top one is with a collaged kite added. The string becomes the knotwork.