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Friday, 8 November 2013

Four More Days of Portrait Sketches

In between other jobs this week I have set aside half an hour a day to continue the portrait sketches.

Tuesday: A few more doodles of faces. I tried to make these more “real” than the constructed heads of Monday, looking for a bit more variation and character in them.

 bg quick heads 

Pen and ink,  A4 sketchbook.
There are always one or two which seem to have the potential for life and some appeal more than others.

Two I liked from Tuesday.

woman tuesTues head

: A few  more real people.. well almost real.. again pen and ink

bg wed faces

and two I like. 

bg wed facewed head2



After three days of rather random sketching I needed a bit of focus and  I remembered a couple of ideas for prints/paintings. The ideas came for a couple of walks, for which I needed a figure and a head.


Loosely based on Chris. None of them really look like him as all I need is a head and his is the nearest.:)



A few more sketches to explore some ideas.


I might use a profile or a figure. I think to try a profile in lino would be quite a challenge.


Hmmm…  I know I will have to simplify the image and thicken the lines. It’s going to be interesting. My lino cutting is still a bit rough and ready and I can see Chris turning into an aging Bash St Kid. Actually, that is perhaps not too far from the truth.

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