Monday, March 23, 2009

figure portrait

A couple weeks I did this portrait at our weekly figure drawing session. I only had my sketchbook and it is very tricky to do a full figure with my usual .3 size lead mechanical pencil so I typically do a portrait. It is less free then most drawings because I worry more about the measurements on these.
Excuse the image, I gave him the drawing and only had this poor quality digital image left. I've decided my policy is only to give away a drawing if they really really act like they want it and go to the trouble of asking. I'm usually pretty willing but a) I feel very presumptuous offering ("I am so sure you want this fantastic drawing I did, right?") and b) I am not sure how much they want it, I would usually prefer to keep it. He asked about getting a copy but when he got the original seemed less then ecstatic.


Mike Monroe said...

Perhaps he felt bad for taking it? Or maybe he thought you didn't like it, since you were giving it away.
Dunno, those are my theories. It's a great drawing.

SEILER said...

Awesome line hatching . . . really nice piece!

Lash LeRoux said...

Great, as always, Dave. I'm constantly amazed at how you can indicate form with a minimal amount of lines and crosshatching. Superb!

Mary Bullock said...

Great sketch - love the shape of his head.
How is the new baby? Are you getting any sleep?

David Malan said...

Thanks for the comments,

No Mary, as I predicted, no sleep and n time for artwork. Actually I have the tie it's just hard to paint or draw with a baby sleeping in my arms.

Jala Pfaff said...

Excellent drawing.