Usually I like to mix up my subjects from day to day. If I do a face one day I try to pick an animal the next day, or a figure, or a hand, something different. So I wasn’t intending to draw a face today. When I saw this photo though I just couldn’t resist. It was just another random photo that popped up on Something To Draw, submitted by Urline. I just loved the shadows so much. I absolutely had to give it a shot.
I’ve got to say, I’m much happier with this one than yesterday’s. Usually I don’t do too much with shading either so this was a fun change of pace. Shading can be a bit distracting when you’re working on your linework which is the reason I mostly avoid it. It can make things look so much more interesting though. I want to learn to draw without having to hide behind shading. I do look forward to learning how to use shading effectively to make good base drawing look even better though.