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April 8, 2016
Sketchbook

Recently, I watched an excellent video talking about how important repetition is in sketching portraits. One of the elements that are so vital in successful sketching is the position and general structure of the skull. Ideally, this should be one of the first steps I consider before moving on to detail, but often I skip it. Here, I’ve done a page of skull positions for practice. As always, returning to basics is always good practice!

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 16cm x 19.5cm, digital conté



April 6, 2016
Sketchbook

I had a little more success with my second attempt (still love what ends up happening in the 5-second sketch, though!):

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 16cm x 19.5cm, digital conté



April 4, 2016
Sketchbook

I thought that since I so enjoyed Jake Parker’s 8-minute sketch challenge, I might be able to apply the same idea to my recent portrait practice. As with the last sketch challenge, the idea is to draw the same subject in shorter and shorter periods of time - spend 4 minutes on the first sketch (#1), 2 minutes on the next, then 1 minute, 30 seconds, 15 seconds and 5 seconds on the next 4 sketches. The first sketch was okay, but as you can see, by the last sketch you can barely tell the subject is meant to be human! This was good practice (and a bit of a laugh), and I intend to keep at it and see how much I can improve my speed.

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 16cm x 19.5cm, digital conté



April 1, 2016
Sketchbook

Getting any good work out today was a bit of a grind. Maybe I’ve gotten too used to painting baseboards and walls! It took several tries, but these are two sketches I’m happy with:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 16cm x 19.5cm, digital ink



March 28, 2016
Sketchbook

Some warm-up ink sketches from yesterday:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 14cm x 10cm, ink on sketchbook paper



March 23, 2016
Sketchbook

My attempts at this kind of portrait sketching have been rather hit-and-miss. Here, the sketch on the left took several tries to get a decent likeness, while the one on the right took only a few minutes:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 18cm x 12cm, digital ink



March 18, 2016
Sketchbook

A few more sketch selections from today:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 18cm x 19.5cm, digital ink



March 16, 2016
Sketchbook

More fast drawings for today’s warm-up sketch:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 21.5cm x 21.5cm, digital ink



March 14, 2016
Sketchbook

I’m working on more quick gestures, this time incorporating some contour as well:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 19.5cm x 13.5cm, digital ink



March 11, 2016
Sketchbook

Next four in the lineup:

©2016 Jennifer Georgeadis. 7cm x 9cm, ink on sketchbook paper


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