It was while watching an interview with Martin Scorsese on TV that I hit on the idea of digging up interviews with people I admire. When the focus is just on a face, moving just casually, I can create a more impressionistic portrait than I can from looking at a photo. It also means I have to pick out which details are important very quickly.
Curiously I noticed that when I draw a face the first thing I render is the eyebrows and nose. No idea why.
Last week asked for feedback on ideas for a new illustration. The responses you provided nothing short of incredible. They were so articulate and encouraging that I was riding high on those replies for the rest of the week.
Based on your comments I've created a more refined scale drawing with more defined character placement, perspective and light-shadow contrast.
In this upcoming week I plan to practice drawing the figures and experiment with various poses to decide what looks best.
Now I'd like to hear from you. Like I said, I love reading your comments.
Any fellow artists have some quick-drawing tips? Are there some particular people or characters you'd like to see me draw?