Study 2 Noses 16 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 2 Faces 16 April 2020
Medium: 210x297mm Paper B Pencil

I practice today noses. This exercise I got from Annalise Bes, the artist who I busy studying. She is an artist from the Nederlands and is well known for her sketches where she shows emotions. She normally starts with the eyes.

Study 1 Girl 16 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 1 Girl 16 April 2020
Medium: Paper 210x297mm Pencil H, HB, B2

This sketch is a redraw of Anneliese Bes, an artist from the Nederlands. She is famous for her pencil sketches, especially for her eyes.

The redraw of this I find that she uses the shape of the lips to help form the teeth. She likes to play with small little stripes. The blending technique that she uses is a very softened blend.

I will stay awhile on her work and see how it goes. I like her style and it took me about 4 hours to draw this artwork.

Music Listened to:

Issues – Julia Michaels (2017)

Title: Study Face 15 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study Face 15 April 2020
Medium: Paper 210x297mm Pencil HB, B2

I got sketches from the internet. I redraw this from Anneliese Bes. Her work is very good, I like his techniques which she uses. She is very good at reflecting the feelings like anger, happiness, sadness, worries through his drawings. The famous pencil sketch artist gives the looker through the eyes as she thinks that eyes are where the emotions really appear. She sketches the eyes first, noses and then the rest of the face because she thinks the eyes are on the center of the face.

I think I got a good practice to redraw some of her work. The only problem I had was with the nose and the ears. That looks where the problems are.
So more practice on the ears and noses.

Music listened to:

Faded – Alan Walker (2015)

Faded – Alan Walker (2015)

Alone – Alan Walker (2016)

We are still in lock down because of the coronavirus.

Source:

Study 9 Man’s Face 14 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 9 Man’s Face 14 April 2020
Medium: Paper 210x297mm Pencil HB, H2

I draw around 7 hours on this one and it is not 100% there yet. It is working but needs more work and practice and practice.

Movie Watched:

Spider in the Web
2019 ‧ Thriller ‧ 1h 53m
Actors: Monica Bellucci, Ben Kingsley, Itay Tiran
Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_in_the_Web

Study 8 Female Face 13 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 8 Female Face 13 April 2020
Medium: 210x297mm Paper Pencil HB

This study I did from the tutorial and then with the finale touch ups I used a photo. That was just to help me to do the parts between the two eyes, the parts between the mouth and the nose and the ears and eyes. I feel happy with this sketch. I think it is working. I just need to practice more and then I can go to real portrait photos.

Title: Study 6 Jamie 12 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 6 Jamie 12 April 2020
Medium: 297x210mm Paper HB Pencil

The difference between male and female lips.

The male lips appear flatter, while the female mouth is more defined and curvy.

The male’s lips tend to be thinner and the female lips usually thicker.

When drawing the upper lip it is important to know that the upper lips are lightly defined when drawing the male lip.

The female upper lips are more pronounced. This means you can add more shading.
Shading becomes even more important if you are trying to represent a woman wearing lipstick because this will generally darken the color of the lips.

The male lower lip is not going to be very defined. The line does not extend up to the corners.

The only shading is to show the thickness of the male’s lips.

The female lip you can use a line to fully establish the outline of the lower lip.

When learning how to draw lips and how to draw mouths, notice how the natural gloss and wetness of the lips will often catch the light on the lower lip and create a nice highlight from the overhead lighting, giving them a lighter appearance.

Study 5 Mouth 11 April 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 5 Mouth 11 April 2020
Medium: 297x210mm Paper Pencil, HB, H3

Like the eyes, the mouth can convey a lot of emotion, such as happiness, sadness, excitement, and displeasure. Everyone’s mouth is different and therefore it can get very tricky. The right shape to use depend on the facial expression and the shading can change based on the lighting.

If you drawing from a reference photo or model, try to capture the unique shape of the upper lip.

Generally, the lower lip is bigger than the upper lip, about 1 and a half times bigger. You can make it even bigger, or have it the same size as the upper lip.

If you look at someone’s lips you will notice it is not perfectly smooth. Lips have fine, vertical creases in them, which get more pronounced as people age. These lines will be more noticeable in the lower lip. So the best way is to start there. Draw a series of 10 lines that span across the lower lip.
Repeat on the upper lip. But draw fewer lines, and make them smaller because it is usually less noticeable on the top lip.

The right way to shade the lips will depend on the lightning. If the lighting is above the face, the shadow would fall at the bottom of each lip, so those areas will be the darkest.