I decided to attempt something a bit more interesting for today’s sketch. I think I may have been suffering from some Something To Draw withdrawal after the last few days. I had a hankering to try drawing a random person again so I fired up my favourite website with the filter set to “people”. The photo that caught my attention was another infant photo. This one was submitted by wazari.
I wasn’t specifically setting out to draw a child. I was looking for interesting expressions more than anything else. The first one that caught my eye just happened to be a small child again. I’m still struggling with drawing children though so I suppose the practice will do me good.
This one was actually quite challenging, particularly since I have decided that I am in fact sick so I was having a bit of trouble with the whole concentrating thing. I think I didn’t get the proportions too far off on this one though so that’s a plus. Although that being said the hat did end up even more oversized in my drawing that in the photo.
I also would have done better picking a photo that relied less on shadow. The shadows were very interesting but I broke the nib on my favourite pen trying to do all of that shading with it. I’ll just have to get a new one I suppose. Anyway, all in all it was a pretty interesting sketch to do.