Friday, October 10, 2008

100 Heads: Head #1

I am starting a new project: 100 heads in 100 days. Right now, I am studying the basics of portraiture: Where are the features positioned on the face? The eyes are half way down (or up), there is one eye distance between the eyes, and so on. I plan to use a variety of media in this project.

This drawing is a copy of a photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron (not The Artist's Way's Julia Cameron). Julia Margaret Cameron lived in the 1800's, in India and Britain. She is known for her beautiful portraits. You can see a selection of her work here.

3B pencil in my Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbook.

1 comment:

studio lolo said...

Laurel, I really like what I'm seeing in this head project! The eyes are quite striking. I like how you push yourself to learn continually. I haven't seen you arounf "IF" lately, but now I can see you've been busy with some wonderful drawings!