Here are a few 'head studies'. They are not formal portraiture, per se. Rather they are a brief but intense study of character, impression and form of a head. They are done in one setting of 1 to 2 hour period.
Rex I, 18"x12", pastel pencil on toned paper, available
Drawings posted in this blog are my quick figure drawings— drawings done from live model in the duration of anywhere from 1 minute to 25 minutes (except for 'head studies', which takes longer). Unless described otherwise, I use Derwent drawing pencil (either venetian red or terra cotta) on white paper for 1 minute to 5 minute quick drawings. I use conté or pastel pencil for longer poses. As I continue to explore and enjoy the beauty and dynamics of human figure on paper, I would like to share the result of my experience with others—artists, hobbyists, art enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the thrilling beauty of human figure and the draftsmanship in art. So, enjoy them, and feel free to share your thoughts on them with me if so inclined.
*Drawings on this blog are for sale unless noted otherwise.
"The problem of self-identity is not just a problem for the young. It is a problem all the time. Perhaps the problem. It should haunt old age, and when it no longer does it should tell you that you are dead." –Norman Mclean