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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Handsome is handsome, No?


A sketch from life has so much more life than a sketch from a photo. At least, for me.


Sepia conte pencil and white pastel on tan toned paper. 

I wonder why? How do you interject that spark of life into a photo reference sketch?

And...Happy Birthday to Owen, who made October 21st one of the happiest days of my life.

3 comments:

  1. Agreed! Great sketch.

    The same applies for more with digital art. It just doesn't come across as authentic as something done by hand on natural media.

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    1. I have yet to get involved with digital drawing and painting, that is, past the "modifing a painting for my book cover" wee bit of work on Gimp. Once again, though, I have to say thanks for your oil pencil idea--my Magic Feather pathway to acceptable drawing!

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    2. Oh, My! I just remembered that this sketch was not made with the oil pencils, so I guess they REALLY ARE a Magic Feather!

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