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END OF AN ERA

Here is the last batch for the while. I had planned this purely as a creative exercise, but I’ve enjoyed them so much and got a lot out of it that it’s encouraged me to draw from my imagination more. So I will. Yeah.

I have had these sitting in my book for a week or so as I’ve been very bust putting together some bits for a new clothing line for Mr Kelvin Vidler, founder of Bench so I’ve been busy with meetings in London and setting up flats and putting together designs and stuff. More on that as and when.

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Anyway, I am very happy with the latter of these pieces. I really tried to develop the visual emotion stuff far beyond anything I’d done before. Maybe I could’ve done more on the last one. Some of the hair isn’t so great. But a lot better than the earlier drawings. It’s funny how much easier it gets when you draw regularly (as stupid as that sounds) and more fun!

I think the trick is getting a style down as I’ve maybe gone a bit overboard with detail. Styled hair is a bit of a nightmare to draw, especially when it’s really over-styled. Having said that the last drawing’s hair is a triumph as far as I’m concerned.

At any rate, I really hope you have a Super-duper Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Take care,

R

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECTLY

Hey there,

I accidentally deleted this on Marsedit and don’t now if I can get it back so I’ll just redo.

I’ve had a fair bit of time taken up with attempting to recover money from an unpaid invoice and my deposit and additional money from my Dutch apartment which has left me me un an ungood mood, which has affected the last image in particular I think.

At any rate, I’m enjoying this and can defiantly see progress, which is nice. The 3rd – sly smile image is my favourite.

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Feel free to say hello!

Cheers,

R

Portrait Pratical

Once again I am trying to actually do something with my blog (I find it very difficult to bring myself to say blog) and I really don’t know if this even gets looked at so I hope I’m not talking to myself as that is the first sign of madness, I’m told.

Anyway I’ll carry on in the same way I like to shout at nobody in a bus station. Since I have some spare time I am taking the opportunity to practice my drawing skills by drawing a series of portraits (outside of all the other charming aspects of running freelance business). Something I haven’t done for a while.

I am largely focussing on hair, which is the only thing I am referencing as well as making a big effort to draw a wider variety of expressions. I have ordered The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression by Gary Faigin which is apparently very good and has a picture of a smiling man on the cover.

Here we are so far..

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Feel free to say hello or shower me with undeserved praise.

Cheers,

R

Buy The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression by Gary Faigin HERE!