More Faces of Recovery .
And Alan‘s. It’s funny how portrait drawing works: Alan smiles so much, he is funny and optimistic, and yet I couldn’t get past the his blue eyes, they looked so sad.
I’m learning as I do these. And I’m using things I’ve learnt before too.
– Sketching on location in public places has taught me to work when being watched, and that’s super helpful.
– More importantly, though, I’ve learnt to stop voicing my anxiety about how a piece is going, or to constantly comment on something that didn’t quite work out: especially with this project, it isn’t about me and my drawing, and it isn’t about how technically correct something is. A portrait will work if I can stay present and capture character, and that means listening to the story I’m being told, not just drawing facial features.
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