I want to start adding figures of people to my paintings, but for me, capturing a likeness of someone on a canvas is very difficult.
Today I’m reading a book called “Drawing The Head & Figure” by Jack Hamm. Click here for a link to this book. Being a visual learner, Jack Hamm’s book does it for me. His step-by-step drawings present good visual explanations of the structure of the head & figure and how to draw them.
I have a large sketch pad and am practicing what I learned from this book while watching T.V.. This way I have many opportunities to quickly draw the same face while it is changing expression and direction.
By filling the page with egg shapes and directional markings, I can quickly switch back and forth as the head turns.
This was a fun practice!