Profile Practice

Over the weekend, I got a chance to go to Seattle.  While taking some down time between activities, I opted to pull out the good ol’ sketchbook and mechanical pencil to do some practice profiles.  It felt good to be able to rely on 5mm graphite and not much more.  I love using my iPad pro, but I think it is good to remember the basics of organic mediums, too.  I started out using a few reference sketches from an artist I admire, especially as I think she does an excellent job of quickly capture the female face with an economy of line that I cannot. But I felt a bit guilty mimicking her own lines, so I moved onto to referencing images using Google search.  The goal was as much to get the essence of a female in profile than anything else.  These are shown in the order in which they were done.

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