Friday, January 04, 2008
Five Minute Faces
Today's journal entry consists of ten minutes work; two 5 minute faces sketched in pigment liner. The face creeping in from the bottom left is me, sketched looking into the mirror of a new make-up compact I got for Christmas, and the handsome gent on the right is my nine year old Son Harry who was kind enough to sit still for five minutes....Just five mind you!
I thought a five minute time limit would prove an interesting way to scope my progress, weaknesses and abilities. In such a short time one has to pick their lines carefully and provide enough shading to make the features sit at their appropriate dimensions believably.
I didn't have enough time to finish Harry and, tempting as it was to ask him for an extension, it would have shattered the whole exercise. I added a little coloured pencil after the time limit, just to make the page more interesting visually.
I think this would be an interesting exercise to repeat on a regular basis and intend to do so.