Sunday, October 12, 2008

100 Heads: Head #2

This drawing is a copy of a 1867 photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron. The woman in the photograph is Mrs. Herbert Duckworth. Didn't Mrs. Duckworth have a first name of her own?

I am memorizing and practicing profile proportions. The distance from the back of the eye to the back of the ear equals the distance from the eye to the chin. The back of the neck meets the skull on a horizontal line between month and nose. I want to do so many portraits that these rules become second nature to me.

3B pencil in my Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbook.

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