On Thursday evenings I go to my "Drawing a Head" class. I've been drawing lots of people - both models and artists for ages now - but in the last three classes I've finally started drawing heads again.
Here are drawings from the last three classes I've attended.
- A male head and a female head - both took about an hour each
- the full size male was a quick drawing in about half an hour
- the female head with a background took about an hour and a half, and finally
- the final male head was about two hours
They are all done on heavy white cartridge paper - size A2 (which is approx. 23.5" x 16.5"). I use a mechanical pencil (no sharpening required) to do fine hatching marks for the shading of the form and then a 6B graphite stick to get the darker values and provide a smudgy background.