I am enjoying the process of learning how to draw faces. I’m often asked to draw portraits of famous people, as I mostly draw my friends…and myself. This should be good practice. People will be able to get a better idea of my art if the subject is a recognizable figure.
I’ll take you through the process.
Here is the final 16″x20″ drawing. I added a yellow gradient underneath and on top of the portrait. I like the irony of the inspirational glow. I think it fits his expression and tilted head.
Here is the drawing without the gradient.
Most of the line drawing (I added more lines when I started inking):
My big lines to help me find my small lines:
I don’t know why, but I’m greatly amused by your choice of subjects. Perhaps it’s because Fast Times at Ridgemont High came out when I was in high school and Spicoli became something of an iconic character for us. It’s a refreshing change from all the James Deans and Marilyn Monroes most people choose. (And I knew immediately it was Spicoli.)
Thank you! I’m going to keep the subject fresh!