latest updates: portrait
Hey. How’s it goin’?
Just doodles at Starbucks
I got a new moleskine! to be 100% honest, this is my first real one. I’ve been using a knock-off until now! embarrassing, I know.
anyway, this is a portrait of emily haines, my single favorite musician. she’s the singer for metric and also has her own solo projects. this was an experiment in colored pencil. I haven’t used it “for real” in a long long time. so long ago it doesn’t even count. I’m so happy it came out alright!
This pretty spanish lady is Loli. She is one of the kids in my class. She is five years old, shiny, happy, mischievous, bright. She is the little sun in my classroom, even when she starts to sing or to laugh when I’m speaking, even when she hugs another kid so tight that it hurts, or when she wants to play and dance in the middle of a tale.
When Loli is sad, the classroom looks darker. And she doesn’t have many reasons to be happy, poor little girl. But she is…
using the recommended proportions, I drew the face over the grid I made (used photo for reference). Then I placed the photo next to the drawing (in Photoshop) and sized it from middle of eyes to chin to fit the existing grid. I wanted to see what, if anything, lined up with the drawing.
There’s no way that eyebrows could be as high as that upper green line (the super orbital ridge). One would look like one had a botched face lift. Notice the mouth is lower on the drawing than in the photo. Other than those two items, everything else lines up relatively closely.
I got the skull I wanted for Christmas. And not a cheap plastic one, either. This one is life sized and made of clay. Great detail. Well made.
You gotta love that zygomatic arch.