Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 8 Man from the Side 31 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
This is my first study of a man from the side. I struggle a bit with the eyes and the mouth, but that is not new to me. The few I draw previously I experience the same problem. It took me about two hours to draw it and I made use of a tutorial which I got on the internet.
The sketch is not in the middle and it is too far left, that is because I made use of the tutorial indications.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 7 Noses 31 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B, B2 Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
This is the noses I draw from photos (right-hand side) and from a tutorial (left-hand side). The noses from the front are from photos as you will see below. The noses from the side I draw from the tutorial learned a lot about this angle. It is the first time that I practice this angle. I used a darker pencil a B2 because I lost my B pencil and is somewhere in the house.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 7 Nose Malik 31 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
This nose is almost working, the bridge is a bit too long. The shading is a bit too dark but when you draw a portrait I don’t think that will be a big problem.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 7 Noses Beckham 31 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
It is almost there, I struggle with the nose wing it can be a bit bigger, the shading is not 100% I could make it darker but the photo is very bright. The bridge a bit out of portion but that will improve with practice.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 7 Noses Wood 31 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
The nose is a bit skew because of the shading, I think the bridge is a bit too long but if you fill in the eyes you will get away with that. The one nose wing is a bit higher than the other one, but I think that was a concentration problem.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 5 Hands 24 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
With the movement of the hand it can express an idea or meaning. Hands are extremely expressive and convey many emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and happiness.
Hands and fingers have a variety of functions: to hold something, to communicate like greet, write, call for attention, and warn with a gentle touch.
Hands are real tools. Hands and fingers perform delicate things, to communicate.
Fingers without hands and hands without fingers is useless, so it is advisable to examine them as a whole and to draw hands is difficult. To understand how to draw hands is to first understand its proportions and bone structure.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Lockdown Time Sportsman Work Out From 5 to 9 AM Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
I include the photo which I used to explain the differences.
I normally start with the shape of the face, the face is not long enough. The model on the photo’s face is a bit longer, his chin looks fine, but the beard is too strong on my sketch. It is difficult to draw a beard which he has.
Then what I draw secondly is the eyes, it is almost working but the right-hand side-eye is a bit too close to the nose. The angle of the eyes are is working and I think I almost get it right. It was difficult to color it in because his eyes are very light and there is not a lot of dark areas.
The nose was the third object which I draw, and I erase most of what I had learned in the tutorial. So the nose is almost correct it might be just a bit too small.
Then I did the mouth, his mouth is very small and I struggled to see the upper lip and color it incorrectly.
Lastly, it was the hair and then the clothes.
I did not give a lot of attention to the clothes because I rather spend now more time on the face itself.
We all are now in South Africa in phase 4 of Lockdown because of the coronavirus, the people who do sport can only exercise between 5 to 9 in the mornings.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 2 Redraw of the Skull Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297mm
I redraw the skull but still struggle to understand. There are a lot of lines so it is a bit difficult to understand where all the lines have to be. But further on, it looks better than the previous one which I have drawn.
This was my first effort with the skull on the 13th of May 2020, I just feel I need to redraw it to understand what is the skull all about to really understand how the bones work.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 14 Mouths 21 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297MM
I found on the internet pencil sketches of mouths. It was more interesting to look at the impressions of the mouths. I was struggling a bit to get that right. The idea is there and more practice will help.
I am happy with the overall look, it works, the teeth were easy to draw and to give the inner side of the mouth darkness or dept, as well. The lips have lines but I had difficulties to draw that, or I press the pencil to soft or I press it too hard.
The Seven Universal Emotions We Wear on Our Face
The facial expression of humans is one of the most important non-verbal ways we communicate. With 43 different muscles it is possible to make more than 10 000 expressions, many of them tracing back to our primitive roots. Researchers say the way to show off your teeth is to negotiate social status or to establish dominance.
Every face has its own unique way of presenting emotions. There are a few selected expressions that keep popping up, regardless of a person’s age, race, language, or religion.
Here are the seven universal emotions which people express on their faces.
Normally with the expression of anger, the eyebrows are pulled down, the upper eyelids are pulled up, the lower eyelids pulled up, margins of lips are rolled in or can also be tightened.
The facial movement makes a person look physically stronger, according to researchers. The expression of anger is one of the most powerful emotional expressions a human face can have. The angry face serves as a warning, whether it’s simply to intimidate or to show that a conflict has begun.
The facial movements of someone who experience fear are the Eyebrows pulled up and together, upper eyelids pulled up, mouth stretched.
Fear-based facial movements prepare us for a fight-or-flight response. This facial expression shows the way how our bodies work. The eyes are widening open to open up the field of vision, letting more light and allows us to see the threats around us.
When someone is disgust the eyebrows pulled down, nose wrinkled, upper lip pulled, and the lips are loose.
The disgusting face doesn’t just show our distaste, but it also protects us. Wrinkling the nose closes the nasal passage protecting it from dangerous fumes and squinting our eyes shields them from damage.
The happiness facial movements are the muscle around the eyes are tightened, “crows feet” wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks raised, lip corners raised diagonally.
Despite the friendly connotation, researchers believe our smiles might have a more sinister origin. Many primates show their teeth to assert their dominance and lock down their status in the social structure. Some researchers believe it is the non-verbal sign that eventually evolved into a smile.
When a face is sad the inner corners of the eyebrows raised, eyelids lose, lip corners pulled down.
Researchers say sadness is hard to fake and one of the telltale signs of sadness is the inner-brow raise, which very few people can do on-demand.
The facial movement is the entire eyebrow is pulled up, eyelids pulled up, mouth hangs open, pupils become wider and larger.
The surprise expression might only last a second or two, the facial movements – particularly the raised eyebrows – allow us to take in our surroundings, shift our attention to another, possibly threatening event, and react quicker. Whether it’s a good or bad surprise, the facial reactions are the same.
Contempt – feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration (Can also be distrust)
The facial movement of contempt is the are eyes are neutral with the lip corner pulled up and back to one side.
Contempt can overlap with anger and distrust, the facial expression is unique. It is the only expression that occurs on only one side of the face and can vary in intensity. At its strongest, one brow may lower while the lower eyelid and lip corner rises on the same side. At its most covert, the lip corner might only rise briefly.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 13 Man 20 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 210X297MM
Facial expressions are a big part of conveying the mood and actions of a person. Big facial expressions are a critical part of getting that emotional response you need.
Faces are hard to draw, the challenges include eyebrows, ears, hair, eyes, mouth and nose placement, necks, clothing, etc. There is a lot to do and to think about and a lot of things that can go wrong.
The size, shape, and direction of the eyes and eyebrows can tell a lot about how to make the rest of the face.
When drawing eyes at the same time is a good practice to get them to look even and to make sure they point in the same direction, and then subtracting lines and adding details.
The technique that works the best is the “oval technique”, which means drawing geometric shapes first (an oval for a face). I usually start with the eyes, then the nose, then the mouth, then the ears, and then the hair.
So this is for me the nice part of my notes, and that is to criticize my own work.
I worked from a tutorial and I find it very good. For my first effort I expected a better result, but to be in a learning process you can’t draw from the start 100%. I believe there are people who are able to do that.
If you look at the nose it is really looking very feminine, the mouth looks very angry and it is not correctly drawn. The chin is also too small for a man and will fit with a lady, so I would think it must become stronger or wider, I don’t know what the word would be.
Further on I like it, it is my first effort and there is only space for improvement.