Saturday, August 26, 2006
Paul, before and after
I got the phone call about life drawing on Thursday afternoon and I panicked that I might be too rusty so I got Paul to sit for me with a laptop to browse on. He asked me a couple of days ago to take a photo of his hair as it has never been this long before. (He's been refusing to go to the hairdressers as I've had a couple of bad hair cuts and hairdressers in Geneva don't have a great reputation! I've had haircuts in a few different countries but I've never come across the techniques they use here, they're very strange.) Anyway, I planned to do another portrait so now was a good time!
These two drawings are deceptive on the blog as the one above is quite large, A4 size (that's large for me!) and the one below is on a page about 5 or 6 inches across.
I've posted this before but I've put it up for comparison. He'll be looking like this again next week when he gets his hair cut for school but I wouldn't have known if I hadn't drawn this how long it's been since his hair was cut. This is dated 1st May!
He thinks I've made him look fat in the latest drawing but just to make him feel better I should explain that it's the angle that he's slouching on the couch! It was done with an HB pencil and the shading behind was graphite powder smudged on with my finger.