Oh, Friends, tomorrow will be the last day of this every day challenging. I sketched a busker for the theme. Sketching music players is fun. Often people wonder how I sketch music players, make nice portraits and even caricatures. In the last post of "Mick Jagger caricature," blogger "minniemie" asked how I make portraits and caricatures. Today, I do it "intuitively." I draw tens of millions times. No magic. I do not have guidelines to capture features. But, in figure drawing, think of this fact: we are same human beings, yet different individuals. We have commonality. What are differences in us? Observe people all the time, face expressions and how we move around, etc, even without sketch books. Then, I recommend, first, "Draw lots of portraits, tens of millions," and do even quick daily sketches of figures. Once, you get the “points/features” of an individual, even only a few lines can show who’s who. Experience is the best teacher. Please do not chase up similarity. It runs away from you, as long as you pursue it. I always do not do it. Just draw people. Look at a subject from multi angles. Choose one favourite angle, is my way. You begin to feel like telling “something” about that person/model. Then, I get on portraits. Resenblance will follow you. My caricatures respect models and I enjoy creating them. It does not exaggerate likeliness in an ugly way. So, models love my work! I hope my answer will assist you some!
Finally, the last theme is a "meal." Ah, we will get together at a pub and celebrate our survival with Sydney Sketch Club members! Yey!!
Friends, Happy Painting!