I saw a lot of You Tube-tutorials on how to draw faces, mouths, noses and this way I bumped into the tutorials of Darrel Tank and his 5 Pencil Method. This man really knows how to draw!!!! Beautiful, realistic portraits!!! I want to draw like that too....but since I don't have 50 years of experience yet, I can at least try to get close to that level and start right away.... So when I'm 90 years old I must be able to draw like that, right? (lol)
After seeing a lot of free tutorials and the basic lessons (free after registering) I made two portraits.
The first 'victim' was my youngest daughter.
This was my example:
The second victim was my son....Here's the picture:
Although I was very surprised about my own drawing skills I'm not 100% satisfied. There's still something 'not matching' in the drawings. It's hard to explain but somehow I get the feeling that both my kids look a little bit older in my drawings than on my pictures....
So, much more practice needs to be done! I decided to order Darrel Tank's series on 'How to draw a portrait'. I've seen the first lessons now and can't wait to start on a new portrait.
By the way, my goal is to combine this technique and all the things I learn about drawing portraits with my Prismacolors. I thought it would be a good thing to start learning about values, contour, depth, proportions etc. first. before adding the color.
And...don't worry, my dear followers! I will still make collages in my journal and show you some colorful artwork here! I promised myself to finish my journal for The Sketchbook Project this month...which means lots of collages! Can anyone tell me where I can find somebody who knows how to put 48 hours in one day???