Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day: Essence of Dad

It still isn't a good likeness, which I wish it was as I love him and would have liked it to be, but I hope dad will be pleased I tried to capture him. In some ways, the very first sketch, whilst looking nothing like him, captured his spirit the best. oh well.

Since starting this blog, I have been using more and more pencil. I still think I work best in pen & ink, but it has been good to push myself by using it. I started with a 2B mechanical pencil and finished with a 5B Daler Rowney one. Below are the stages:

First picture, for EDiM back on 20th May. 
 Restarted 15th June with Jay Leno's chin.
Getting there, early this Friday morning.
My reference photo.