Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Face Sketches, 8.5 x 11" paper

I've been sketching faces lately, both real and imagined. If you've visited before, you know I've been working on my drawing skills so I can eventually draw and paint convincing portraits...and whatever else I'd like to do! It's been said, and I believe it's true, that drawing is the foundation of all art. For the kind of work I'm interested in doing, it's critical. So, practice I must! Five out of six of the heads here, I've created out of my own. You can probably tell which is from life. Why don't you tell me which and I'll tell you who it is? Each head here fits into a 2 x 3" area, just about. Small, huh?  Fun to do!  : )


Sunny West said...

Hi Pam,
I guess the young boy is your son. The other "imagined" faces are wonderful too.

Libby Fife said...

Great drawings. I too think that young boy looks familiar:)

Judy Hartman said...

Well, I agree - that young man is your son, but I love the rest of your cast of characters!

Pam Perras said...

Hi Sunny, Libby, and Judy,

Yes, my older son has let me sketch him a few times lately. I'm working on a portrait of him from a photograph and he's agreed to sit for me, too. (soon, I hope!)

Thank you so much for your comments.