mechanical pencil and graphite stick on Daler Rowney heavy white cartridge paper
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
After last week's disaster (for which many thanks to those who commented), I decided to go 'back to basics' and actually draw a head. Well, two actually....because if I just do one I end up over-working it which is how I got into drawing the whole model set-up in the first place.
So here's my two heads from last night's class (click on the images for a bigger picture). Lots of hatching marks on the female face so I did a close-up so you can see that there is no blending going on. It always feels a bit like I'm sculpting a face when I use hatching marks in this way. Which made me wonder whether hatching and chiseling are linked in any way.............
The Prince's Drawing School has now published its programme for the Spring Term and for classes also being held during the Christmas Break. For anybody living in or near London who think they might like to attend you can find out more details about any of the classes on offer (both daytime and evening during term-time and week long during the Christmas break) by clicking on the link below.
- My website: Drawings of People - Drawing Heads Gallery
- Princes Drawing School
- "Drawing the Heads" class