In these days I have been reading and getting inspired by the truly wonderful book suggested to me by Sian - 'Drawing Projects' by Mick Maslen and Jack Southern. I'm using it as a tool to get into the habit of sketching and as a warm up. Here are some first sketches of faces in my Ipad photo library, based on projects of the book.
DRAWING WITH A PENCIL HELD LOOSELY
These are sketched holding a pencil at different lengths, halfway, at its point or attached at a stick of 30 and 60 centimetres, or a mixture of them as in the bigger drawing on the right. The idea being losing control on the pencil the further away it is held.
SKETCHES WITH TWO/THREE PENCILS
TACTILE SELF PORTRAITS
This is really a very inspiring exercise and I think I shall repeat it again! With eyes closed, you touch your face with a hand and draw what you feel with your other one.