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Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Characters with Exaggerated Features and (Mostly) Lots of Hair

By | Sketchbook

7 Pages.
Tools: Graphite (4B). Colored Pencil
Paper: Strathmore Toned Sketchbook (Gray)

I switched to toned paper this week. The rougher surface is fun, and I enjoy drawing the highlights with a light pencil. Normally, I try to draw a variety of subjects, but this week I focused on older men with craggy, exaggerated features and lots of hair. Some of them are getting very close to fantasy dwarf territory.

 

Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Pencil sketch (using graphite and white colored pencils) of a character with exaggerated features.

Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Pencil studies (using graphite and white colored pencils) of characters with exaggerated features.

Pencil sketch of a woman with huge hair and exaggerated features.

Faces with Exaggerated Features

By | Sketchbook

8 Pages.
Tools: graphite (3B)
Paper: Moleskine Classic Notebook (5″x8.25″, 70gsm, Ivory)

Working on exaggerated features this week. The early drawings (they’re at the bottom of the page) are really awkward. I worry so much about making the faces look “right” that I have to force myself to take risks. After a few days of practice, it feels a bit more comfortable. I think I’ll work it a while longer.

 

Graphite studies of faces

Face Studies

By | Sketchbook

6 Pages.
Tools: graphite pencil (4B and 2B).
Paper: Moleskine Classic Notebook (5″x8.25″, 70gsm, Ivory).

Got some shiny new pencils and an extra-long sharpener for Christmas. I don’t get many opportunities to do this kind of sketching for my industrial design classes, but it’s a lot of fun. Add it to the list of “things I should do more often”

Graphite studies of faces

Graphite studies of faces

Graphite studies of faces

Graphite studies of faces

Graphite studies of faces

Graphite studies of faces