Year of drawings - 14th December 2018
Last night was the all hands at Buffer. I sketched our CEO Joel while he was talking. I find sketching to be a process that helps me listen to what someone is saying. My mind doesn't wonder. This goes double when I'm sketching the person who is talking. I'm concentrating on them so I tend to listen more :D .
Here's the final result:
And here's the process:
As always, I tried to capture the overall shape and unique features. For example, Joel's eye shape is very distinct. His eyebrows are a little thicker. The nose is a little larger but that might be distortion of the camera. I wish I could draw ears and lips better. Ditto for other features but with the lips and ears I still feel a little lost.
Laid down line work over the basic scribbles
Line work on its own. Once again, I'm happy with how my line work is slowly improving. Also, I feel like I really caught the structure of the facial hair
Blocking in colours. It was at this moment that I realised that the neutral position I had tried to capture of Joel looked almost sad. 🤦🏽♂️
And the final colorization :) .
Overall I'm happy with the progress I'm making. Given the time constraint that I had on this I'd say it turned out pretty ok. But it's still a long way to go. I'd be happy if I can advance to the level I want to be by April since we are going to our Buffer retreat at that time. I'd love to do live sketches with people at the location.
Posted on December 14 2018 by Adnan Issadeen