Graphite Drawing: Jaimie (& tips on drawing with pencil)

I found a nice list of tips for using graphite in drawing this morning – check out the article here.

And from the same studio, here are some fantastic drawing videos.

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Happy July 4th!

Art Quote

Start the drawing in the middle of the face. Find an anchor; a tear duct or a brow ridge, and walk the pencil from one shadow edge to another – not lines, just masses & shapes – no eye lashes, or nostrils or ears. Document the geometry of what you see, measured in the smallest increments.
Use calipers; have a black and white photo of your subject the same size as your drawing, and use calipers to measure the pupils on the reference photo, and then the pupils on the drawing. Keep making adjustments to the masses until the features are right.
~Susan Lyon (workshop notes)

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5 Responses to Graphite Drawing: Jaimie (& tips on drawing with pencil)

  1. Barbara Muir 06/30/2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Haven’t been home to comment for awhile, and I forgot how.
    Happy July 4th!

    XOXOXOXO Barbara

  2. Barbara Muir 06/30/2015 at 6:19 pm #

    Love the drawing! Calipers no less. I’d go mad. Very interesting. Your drawing rocks.

    • Belinda DelPesco 07/03/2015 at 10:41 am #

      Hello my friend, Thanks for the visit and the compliments. Calipers are handy. I use them for perspective and line-work more than faces. Not very different from using a mirror to flip and image, or a value-filter. Lickety split & done. 🙂

  3. Cristiane Marino 06/30/2015 at 3:32 pm #

    Hi Belinda,

    Wow! Your drawing is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the links with tips and videos, I loved it.
    I also loved the quote and Susan’s artwork.
    Happy July 4th!

    • Belinda DelPesco 07/03/2015 at 10:38 am #

      Thank you, Cristiane! you’re a fountain of kind words! Happy art-making to you!

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